Whether by accident or design, when the Kirk debated the rights of gay clergy, supporters of the idea were absent/excluded and the “debate” became a diatribe of intransigence.
Marriage is not a creation of the Church but a natural institution of great antiquity and diversity that has merely been overlaid in this country with a Christian veneer. It lies, therefore, fully within the competence of the government to amend it to suit new insights into the way people of whatever gender and gender-mix relate to each other.
Polls make it clear that the vast majority are no longer prepared to have people told that they have no right to partake in such a basic human ritual on the basis of sexual orientation alone.
Rev Dr John Cameron
St Andrews, Fife