…and so the breakup begins!
St Geroge’s Tron Church has after a year of deliberation and prayer (sic) decided to split from the Church of Scotland after its vote to accept gay marriage.
They stated that the kirk had:
“marginalised the Bible”
“the highest court of the kirk has marginalised the Bible, the written word of God.”
Obviously as there isn’t a god and the Bible cannot be the word of such a being, this whole thing is a little ridiculous, but if this church wants to walk away in support of the bigoted views of a bunch of Bronze Age goatherders so much the better.
Some more choice quotes:
“We believe the Bible is the supreme rule for what God wants us to believe and how God wants us to live.”
“We are unashamed to retain a clear conviction about what the Bible teaches.”
So your god is indeed a homphobe, what does that say about the congregation?
However the last paragraph of the BBC story is a little telling of the Church’s worldly origins;
“No decisions have been taken about the on-going use of the building, or the outstanding financial obligations to the Church of Scotland and the General Trustees.”
Moreover is this possibly a sign of things to come south of the border?