The Independent reports:
“The Scottish government is embarking on a dangerous social experiment on a massive scale,” said a spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland. “We strongly suspect that time will show the Church to have been completely correct in explaining that same-sex sexual relationships are detrimental to any love expressed within profound friendships."
The Church of Scotland was more measured in its response but accused legislators of needlessly rushing ahead with legislation that many of its members found difficult."We are acutely aware that opinions differ among our own members and that many people are anxious and hurt in the current situation,” said Rev Alan Hamilton. "We believe homophobia to be sinful and we reaffirm our strong pastoral commitment to all people in Scotland, regardless of sexual orientation or beliefs."Sad to see the churches lining up once again with the forces of reaction, especially when the proposed legislation will force no-one and no church to do what it doesn't want to do.