Archbishop applauds Kirk’s decision to appoint gay minister
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has applauded the Kirk for approving the controversial appointment of a gay minister to a north-east church.
The world-renowned religious leader said upholding Scott Rennie’s move from Brechin Cathedral to Queen’s Cross Church in Aberdeen was “merciful”.
Archbishop Tutu said he related to 37-year-old Mr Rennie’s struggle over the last five months due to his own battle against apartheid that penalised people for “something about which they could do nothing about”.
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