Friday, November 6, 2009
A gay minister whose appointment divided opinion within the Church of Scotland has been honoured by a gay rights group.
The Reverend Scott Rennie was made "Hero of the Year" by Stonewall, the group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Mr Rennie's appointment to a new parish in Aberdeen caused controversy with hundreds signing an online petition.
The 37-year-old was previously a minister at Brechin Cathedral.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Rennie said: "Because I do not see myself as a hero, I would rather accept this on behalf of all those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community who contribute to the life of churches and faith communities, simply by living out love in their lives, for God, for their neighbour, and who share their gifts with those communities in the hope of making a difference to the world they live in...."
Posted by De Sube at 11/06/2009 02:48:00 PM