Working Together to Break the Grip of Drugs – Letter in the Dundee Courier

The Dundee Courier printed the picture above as its cover a couple of days ago.  It was very effective – at least on me and had me on my knees!  I wrote to them this response and am delighted to see that today they had it as their main letter (see above) There is a … More Working Together to Break the Grip of Drugs – Letter in the Dundee Courier

Dundee Minister Calls On Churches to End Divisions and Reunite!

Woke up this morning to discover that apparently I am the new champion of ecumenism in Scotland! Its rather pleasing to see that the Press (at least the Courier!) read The Record .  This news story in todays paper is a direct lift from my editorial and not from an interview….I love being portrayed as the … More Dundee Minister Calls On Churches to End Divisions and Reunite!

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