Sexuality Issues in the Church of Scotland

Questions relating to homosexuality have arisen in the Church of Scotland's General Assembly in an unorganised way over several decades. The Church has not had the luxury of devising a disciplined theological and legal process in advance of a single debate, but . . . is now approaching a possible medium-term solution.
Professor Iain Torrance's speech as Forum Convenor at this year’s Assembly was the first contribution to the whole process. He began:
“Much of our Theological Forum report comes from a vote last year that created what we have called a “mixed economy” – a situation in which several perspectives exist respectfully alongside each other. Our task was to reflect on that constrained diversity.