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    Gay clergy row threatens mass resignations from Church of Scotland

    By Severin Carrell, The Guardian Scotland Correspondent - November 14, 2011

    The Church of Scotland is braced for mass resignations over moves to allow the ordination of gay ministers, with up to 150 conservative and evangelical ministers threatening to quit, the Guardian can reveal.

    The rebellion began after the Church of Scotland became the first major presbyterian church in the world to allow openly gay and lesbian ministers to take up parishes at its general assembly in May, despite evidence that 20% of its elders and office-bearers could leave in protest.

    The assembly also opened the way for the full ordination of gay ministers in the 450-year-old church within two years. [Read Full Story]

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