THE first presbytery to respond in a new vote over plans to allow ministers in civil partnerships in the Church of Scotland has opted against the move.
An area of the Highlands and Islands greater than Wales now has only one active full-time Church of Scotland parish minister, it is claimed, as disquiet over the issue of gay ordination grows.
THE Church of Scotland's first openly-gay minister has called on the Kirk to rethink the same-sex marriage issue and triggered a new independence row with secularists who claimed they had been demonised.
HARD-LINE evangelicals have been rocked by a massive defeat after launching a public challenge to the Church of Scotland's stance on the issue of gay clergy.
FORMER moderators and one of the most controversial figures in the modern church took to the floor over the question of independence in a groundbreaking debate at the General Assembly.