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.