Scottish Anglicans defiant on gay marriage

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The Scottish branch of the Anglican Church has refused to back down in its support for gay marriage after the imposition of sanctions.

Over the summer the Scottish Episcopal Church voted to allow same sex wedding ceremonies to take place in church buildings, to the dismay of the dismay of more conservative elements within the Anglican community. At a synod in Canterbury last week, clergymen voted to take punitive action, excluding the Scottish Episcopal Church from Anglican committees, organisations and policy decisions for three whole years.

Mark Strange is the Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness in the north of Scotland. He acknowledged the “hurt and anger” caused by the vote, but added:

“I will do all I can to rebuild relationships, but that will be done from the position our church has now reached in accordance with its synodical processes and in the belief that love means love.”

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Stowe Family Law Web Team

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