The Church of Scotland's General Assembly, the annual conference of 850 church leaders, will vote on the issue of homosexual clergy tomorrow.
The Free Kirk, which is opposed to the change, warned Christianity was “under siege” from the rise of secularism and criticised the Church of Scotland for failing to speak with a unified voice.
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