Suffer the Striking Children – A Tale of Activism, Indoctrination and Mob Rule

Many moons ago I led a school strike.   The cause was just – I thought – we were protesting against the raising of the school-leaving age to 16!  I remember leading all 600 pupils in a walk out in front of the school.  As the headteacher, Mr Smith, approached me, I noticed that the pupils behind me and my friend had gone strangely quiet.  “What … Continue reading Suffer the Striking Children – A Tale of Activism, Indoctrination and Mob Rule

LED 6 – Back to Uni – Demolishing Statues – Natural Disasters – Robert E Lee – The Duke of Sutherland – Houston – Poland – Trudeau and Abortion – Australia and SSM – Macron – Tower Hamlets Adoption Madness…

Light Engaging Darkness – 6 Sometimes I am writing this I feel as though I am writing a comic satire.  It must be so hard for satirists in the modern Western world because the ‘reality’ is so surreal that it is beyond satire.  Anyway here are a few gems from this past week. 1) Back to Uni – It’s the time of year when students … Continue reading LED 6 – Back to Uni – Demolishing Statues – Natural Disasters – Robert E Lee – The Duke of Sutherland – Houston – Poland – Trudeau and Abortion – Australia and SSM – Macron – Tower Hamlets Adoption Madness…

When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream

This is the third and final part of a series began earlier in the week, explaining why I, as a 2014 Yes voter have taken the painful decision to vote No if there is another IndyRef soon. When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 1 – The Fantasy When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part … Continue reading When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream

Re-imaging Humanity – Part 2 Sexuality, Marriage and the Fall

For part 1 click Re-imaging Humanity – Sex, Sexuality, Gender and the Inhumanity of 21st Century Humanism – Part 1 We now begin to look at some of the ways the Fall has impacted Humanity and Sexuality  Sexuality – “heterosexual? Sexual? Who gives a sexuality”” Smirnoff advert 2015. In answer to the age old question – Who am I? our children today are being taught that … Continue reading Re-imaging Humanity – Part 2 Sexuality, Marriage and the Fall

Identity Politics – Why the SNP are Giving up On Independence – Part 4

  The Story so Far:   In part One I argued that the SNP have largely given up on independence as its and is now focused on being what it perceives as a progressive and pro-European party whose aim is to keep the United Kingdom within the EU. In part Two I expressed concern that the SNP is becoming an increasingly authoritarian party that does not … Continue reading Identity Politics – Why the SNP are Giving up On Independence – Part 4

The (almost) Jenny Geddes Moment – Reflections on the Kirking of the Scottish Parliament – 11th May 2016

On Sunday 23rd of July 1637 in St Giles Cathedral, one act of one working class woman created a disturbance which eventually led to the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, the English Civil War and eventually the beheading of Charles the 1st.   When the Dean of Edinburgh began to read the Anglican book of Common Prayer, Jenny Geddes, a street seller, picked up her stool … Continue reading The (almost) Jenny Geddes Moment – Reflections on the Kirking of the Scottish Parliament – 11th May 2016

LGBTI Discussion more like a Rally than a Debate – Scotman Article

Here is the Solas article in todays Scotsman Somewhat surprised to see the positive comments afterwards! You can get the background to this here – Gender law plan ‘recipe for child abuse’ says church leader – Scotland on Sunday  and Here LGBTI discussion more like a rally than a debate Nicola Sturgeon and Patrick Harvey have differing views on the issue. Picture: TSPL WORRYINGLY major change to take … Continue reading LGBTI Discussion more like a Rally than a Debate – Scotman Article

The Ultimate April Fool – An Open Letter to Nicola Sturgeon

    Dear First Minister, I am writing to you as the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and want to assure you of our prayers for you and your government. I also write in a personal capacity as a supporter of both you and the SNP. It’s no secret that you have long been the recipient of my vote. So please take this … Continue reading The Ultimate April Fool – An Open Letter to Nicola Sturgeon

Are the Tories Racist? Am I Bonkers?

  There are two articles in todays papers concerning my comments re the visit of President Mahama of Ghana to Scotland.  They are very revealing. Racism row develops over Ghana’s gay rights The Courier & Advertiser 23 Mar 2016 The Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland has been branded “bonkers” after accusing the leaders of two Scottish political parties of being racist.Dundee- based the … Continue reading Are the Tories Racist? Am I Bonkers?

Scotland’s Shame as Political Leaders Embarrass Ghana

  As noted in our Solas Newsbrief  the president of Ghana visited Scotland last week.  And several of our politicians managed to embarrass our beloved Scotland.  Partick Harvie leader of the Greens complained about the President coming and wrote to the presiding officer ” “We believe that the Scottish Parliament should be a place where everyone can feel safe”. I have come across some dumb statements … Continue reading Scotland’s Shame as Political Leaders Embarrass Ghana