Breakaway flock to hold first service amid gay ordination row
THE first minister and flock to leave the Church of Scotland since the May General Assembly move towards further accepting homosexual ministers will hold their inaugural service in a school hall on Sunday.
This week the Reverend Andrew Randall and 150 members congregation of Larbert Old Church, Falkirk, will hold their first service under the name of Grace Church Larbert in the rented hall. Mr Randall said the Church of Scotland has "effectively rejected the Bible" by moving to allow gay clergy.
The Kirk said Sunday services at Larbert Old Church will not be interrupted and locum minister Rev John Brown will lead this Sunday's gathering for the 229 who opted to stay....
Discernment is in short supply today. These 229 souls and their pastor are oblivious. They should have read the clear writing on the wall in 1976 with the Divorce (Scotland) Act and left then. Now the summer Sun has left dry patches in their pasture.