Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Kirk Gets It Right

The Church of Scotland voted to dismiss the objections against the appointment of Rev. Scott Rennie, an openly homosexual minister, to Queen's Cross parish in Aberdeen.

Hurrah for them! May we puritanical Americans follow suit sooner rather than later.

The best thing about this decision is that it came against the backdrop of pressure from outside the church. Baptists and free-church members were the most prominent protesters proving once again that "guardians of orthodoxy" among American Presbyterians are more in line with the radical reformation and fundamentalists than with the Reformed branch of the church.

Congratulations to Rev. Scott Rennie who must have suffered plenty over the past year waiting to hear if the church would come to her senses and let him serve Christ. Many blessings on your ministry in Aberdeen.