The Intolerance of Secular Scotland and Christianity in Schools- Letters in The Courier

Why advantage for religions?  Sir, – David Robertson (December 12) accuses secular societies of seeking to remove religion from the public square but the group to which I belong, Secular Scotland, has no such aim. If he wishes to preach his religion in a street, we will not oppose any legal right he has to … More The Intolerance of Secular Scotland and Christianity in Schools- Letters in The Courier

Scotland’s Poor Must not be Left Behind by Scotland’s Universities.

  The following letter appeared as the lead letter in todays Courier under this headline – “Scotland’s Poor Must not be Left Behind”. It was in response to this article about Sir Pete Downes earlier – Principal warns of Brexit Brain Drain and also This Sir, – I have great sympathy with Professor Sir Pete Downes, principal of … More Scotland’s Poor Must not be Left Behind by Scotland’s Universities.

Scotland – the Most Tolerant Nation in the World?

The Manic Street Preachers – If you Tolerate this then your Children will be Next Earlier this month The Scotsman and The Courier both carried articles which boasted about Scotland becoming a more ‘tolerant’ nation.   The Scotsman even ran an editorial which was as good an example of hubristic self-congratulation as one could wish for.  I … More Scotland – the Most Tolerant Nation in the World?

Pride, Prejudice, Free Church Ministers and Secular Intolerance

(Alistair McBay of the Secular Society – not quite grasping his theme!) Alistair McBay had the following letter in the Dundee Courier on Friday. Stamp out all prejudice Sir, – I was delighted to hear the First Minister and some of her ministers fully supporting Pride Glasgow and promising to root out anti-gay prejudice and … More Pride, Prejudice, Free Church Ministers and Secular Intolerance

Debates Don’t Change Anything? – Euthanasia Debate Abertay University – 7th March 2016

It was a difficult task made almost impossible. Abertay University had asked me to debate with Dr Graeme Catto on the question of euthanasia.  Among other things, Sir Graeme Catto was a member of the governments commission on assisted suicide and the chairman on assisted suicide.  He is very much part of the liberal establishment … More Debates Don’t Change Anything? – Euthanasia Debate Abertay University – 7th March 2016

Undiluted Calvinism, Christian Education and Local Government – Todays letters and reports in the Press!

It’s been a busy day in the media for yours truly! Letters: A watered-down Christianity is not what this country needs The Herald 19 Feb 2016 KENNY MacAskill in his very interesting and stimulating article (“I might not ‘do religion’ but I praise the work of our faiths”, The Herald, February 16) speaks of the … More Undiluted Calvinism, Christian Education and Local Government – Todays letters and reports in the Press!