Church favours banning the purchase of sexual services The Press and Journal 9 Dec 2015 An attempt by a Highland MSP to decriminalise prostitution has been branded as “a regressive step for society” by the Free Church of Scotland. The Free Kirk said it shared Jean Urquhart’s compassionate concern to protect vulnerable sex workers from abuse.However, it felt that her suggested remedy of decriminalising the … Continue reading Decriminalising Prostitution – Press Reports
This morning I was asked by the BBC to discuss the devolution of abortion powers to Scotland. You can hear the programme here – Kaye Adams show on Abortion – the abortion discussion is on for the first hour. Given that I have not been feeling too well I thought it would not be the easiest of shows to do – not least because abortion is such an … Continue reading Abortion debate on BBC Radio Scotland
I am sitting in Costas having just been in the BBC studios debating live with Gordon MacRae of the Humanist Society of Scotland on behalf of what they described as the Solas think tank! I am a wee bit stunned because the Lord answered prayer in so many ways. Yesterday we mentioned the importance of education at the launch of the Solas magazine and … Continue reading Christian vs Humanist view on Education on the BBC – An ‘Interesting’ Interview
This is good news – the Scottish Secular Society have failed in their petition to get the Scottish Government to ban creationism – the following report appeared in the Herald. For the background to the story – see the following links: https://theweeflea.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/creationism-freedom-education-and-the-sss-a-free-church-response/ https://theweeflea.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/free-church-submission-to-scottish-parliament-committee-on-creationism/ https://theweeflea.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/the-fairytale-of-secular-scotland-and-the-myth-of-creationism/ https://theweeflea.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/quantum-of-solas-22-the-one-on-creationism/ The Herald’s report is as follows: Formal ban on teaching of creationism rejected The Herald 13 May 2015 CALLS for … Continue reading Creationism Ban Petition Rejected by Scottish Government.
“We won”…”A huge win for the Scottish Secular Society in Parliament”….general cries of jubilation and ecstasy were heard ringing throughout the land (well at least on the FB page of the SSS). What was this tremendous victory for the secular cause? What evil forces of darkness had been slain by the rationalist atheists in the SSS? Well if you are sitting comfortably, lets begin our … Continue reading The Fairytale of Secular Scotland and the Myth of Creationism
The National Secular Society in Scotland is struggling. Its numbers are low and it is being outdone in stridency (and thus publicity) by the Scottish Secular Society. It has an affable spokesperson, Alistair McBay, whom I have debated a couple of times, and who I actually like and enjoy banter with. But I suspect they are getting a wee bit desperate because Alistair’s latest article … Continue reading The Reincarnation of John Knox!
I have just been listening to Gordon MacDonald of CARE (and a trustee of Solas) being interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland on the Assisted Suicide Bill currently before the Scottish Parliament. The interviewers key point seemed to be that an opinion poll which put support for assisted suicide at 79% of the Scottish public, was key evidence for the parliament making a decision. Gordon quite … Continue reading The Stupidity of Opinion Poll Politics
This is the submission (click on link below) we made to the petitions committee in response to Secular Scotland’s attempt to bring creationism wars to Scotland and to use this to attack Christianity. It was good that this was read out at the committee. The petition has now been referred to the education committee – where we will continue to make representations. Prayer appreciated…. http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_PublicPetitionsCommittee/General%20Documents/PE1530_TT_Free_Church_of_Scotland_23.01.15.pdf … Continue reading Free Church Submission to Scottish Parliament Committee on Creationism
The Free Church is thankful that the Scottish Secular Society have in their latest press release and submission to the Scottish Parliament committee, admitted their real reasons for their ‘creationism petition”. It is an enlightening if somewhat bizarre and disturbing submission. They begin by congratulating themselves on the amount of press coverage they have received, as though this were some kind of indicator of success … Continue reading Creationism, Freedom, Education and the SSS – A Free Church Response
This is my latest article on Christian Today – Its in line with an earlier article I wrote and basically suggests that we should ‘spoil the Egyptians’! http://www.christiantoday.com/article/david.robertson.why.christians.should.welcome.government.sex.education.guidelines/44408.htm Continue reading How Christians Could Respond to Government Sex Education Guidelines