As someone just finishing a degree which involves maths I would consider myself to have a fairly good grasp of logic. So how does "the Church’s historic understanding of the Biblical teaching on homosexual practice has been questioned" lead to a resolution which strongly states one side of the argument? Also I would contend that part 2 is in fact wrong. The church presented a report on sexuality two years ago in which it stated that there was a wide range of opinion and because of this it was impossible to reach a conclusion on issues such as whether a committed homosexual relationship equates to marriage. Just because there wasn't a firm black or white decision doesn't mean it wasn't a decision. The report can be downloaded here and was, perhaps surprisingly, welcomed in the Assembly Hall, with only a small amount of opposition. So, in actual fact the church does have a stance; it's that this issue divides opinion and cannot be decided one way or the other at present. Of course this overture could be seen as looking at whether a decision has been reached, although I'm not convinced that two years is a "lengthy" period of time. However, if the statements which provide the justification for the overture itself aren't credible, and the logic connecting them is flawed, then why should the Overture be considered?
ANENT MINISTERIAL CONDUCT
From the Presbytery of Lochcarron-Skye
1. the Church’s historic understanding of the Biblical teaching on homosexual practice has been questioned in recent years.
2. a lengthy period of reflection has elapsed without a resolution of the issue.
3. it is undesirable that the courts of the church should be asked to judge on individual cases in advance of any such resolution.
It is humbly overtured by the Reverend the Presbytery of Lochcarron-Skye to the Venerable the General Assembly to receive the Overture set out below,
“That this Church shall not accept for training, ordain, admit, re-admit, induct or introduce to any ministry of the Church anyone involved in a sexual relationship outside of faithful marriage between a man and a woman”.
NOTE: I may be wrong on this but there is a question of whether the Overture should even be heard. Standing Order 48 of the General Assembly says that "All Overtures from Presbyteries passed on or before 24 April shall be sent to the Clerks of Assembly not later than that date in each year." The first news report on it was on April 28th so I don't know whether it was transmitted in time or whether I have read the Standing Orders wrongly, but it's another thing to consider.