Last updated on: 5/27/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Scott Rennie, MDiv Biography

Title:
Minster of Queen's Cross Church in Aberdeen, Scotland
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Loving marriages, whether they are gay or straight, can make for a good and happy life. Christ’s love for us, his people, is reflected in loving relationships. Marriage is something to be celebrated. I look forward to the day when I am able to conduct weddings for all couples, gay or straight, in the name of God.”

“Church of Scotland Expected to Back Same-Sex Marriage,” bbc.com, May 20, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to gay marriage. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to gay marriage.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Minister, Queen’s Cross Church, July 2009-present
  • Member, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Former Member, Church of Scotland’s Taskforce on Human Sexuality
  • Minister, Brechin Cathedral (Angus, UK), 1999-2009
  • Former Assistant Minister, Queen’s Cross Church
Education:
  • M.Div in Sacred Theology, Union Theological Seminary (New York, NY)
  • Attended Christ’s College, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Studied geography at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Other:
  • Received the 2009 “Hero of the Year” award from the Stonewall Scotland
  • First openly gay minister to be elected within the Church of Scotland
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?