THE Church of Scotland has condemned "Islamophobia or homophobia" comments on social media after one of their own ministers heckled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

They issued a statement after Scotstoun Parish Church minister Rev Richard Cameron shouted: "I thought you would be wearing your Islamic Jihad scarf."

Mr Corbyn did not respond to the comment, but as he turned to walk away, the heckler continued: “Do you think the man that is going to be prime minister of this country should be a terrorist sympathiser?”

He went on: “Who is going to be the first terrorist invited to the House of Commons when you are prime minister?”

Mr Corbyn was then ushered inside the venue, to which Mr Cameron shouted: “Aye, he’s running away”.

The Labour leader attended the event as part of a two-day visit to key seats in Scotland ahead of December's general election.

Church bosses insisted Mr Cameron was at the political rally in a "personal" capacity.

But when asked who he was, the minister said: "I'm the minister of Scotstoun Parish Church, Richard Cameron."

Sky News reporter Tom Rayner posted the video on Twitter.

Mr Cameron's Twitter feed, @thebiblestrue, shares a number of articles in recent years questioning support for gay marriage or stories of individuals who have called for "gays" to repent and turn to Christ.

As recently as September, Mr Cameron replied to tweet and said: "I don't condemn gays. I hope they repent and turn to Christ. I do however hate what they do, as does God."

In another post he said: "I don't think 'being' gay' is a sin. However, engaging in homosexual activity IS a sin."

And condemning his own church, he wrote: "The Church of Scotland has announced that its ministers may now 'marry' their gay partners & live in manses with full approval.God help us!"

A spokesperson for the Church of Scotland said: "There has been significant concern raised today about the comments made by Rev Richard Cameron and his social media use.

"At this stage all we can say is that there is a formal complaints process and that any complaints we receive in relation to this matter will be taken seriously and addressed.

"We do deplore any comments which are Islamophobic or homophobic.

"The Church of Scotland works closely with our Islamic neighbours, and the General Assembly has taken a strong position and said formally that we decry homophobia in any form."

A spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Scotland criticised his "divisive" actions.

They said: "We appreciate these comments are not representative of the Church of Scotland. They are deeply disappointing, given we are currently in Interfaith Week.

"This is a time in which across Scotland, communities of all faiths and none, come together to celebrate our diversity and what we have in common.

"There is always a time and place to challenge political views and have robust discussion on religion. However, the minister's actions are divisive and do not help to support positive dialogue and understanding."