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

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?