In Defence of the Catholic Church

The Sunday Herald carried a ridiculous article attacking the Catholic church a couple of weeks ago – I wrote this letter in response which was published in last Sundays edition.   Dear Editor, Perhaps you would allow me, as a Free Church minister, to speak in defence of the Catholic church – after the bizarre hatchet job done on it by the Sunday Herald. The Catholic … Continue reading In Defence of the Catholic Church

Debate About Gender Issues – Letter in The Sunday Herald

  On Sunday the 8th the Sunday Herald ran a ridiculous piece about the TIE campaign and Transgender rights, where it did not deal with the issues and killed any sensible discussion with the headline ‘Christian Right accused of whipping up trans-panic’.  Although I was not allowed an article as a right of reply, they did agree to publish the following letter as their lead letter. … Continue reading Debate About Gender Issues – Letter in The Sunday Herald

Abortion – Should the Law be Changed in Scotland?

The following article appeared in The Sunday Herald yesterday.  Actually, as is typical of the Herald there was another article which was very pro-abortion and then these two opinion pieces.  It was good to be able to have a few words in defence of the unborn.  Right now the Scottish football world is rightfully in a state about child abuse.  Is there any greater abuse than … Continue reading Abortion – Should the Law be Changed in Scotland?

Investigate Extremist Christians!

 I suppose it was to be expected. After the crushing defeat for the Scottish government at the United Kingdom Supreme Court over their Named Person scheme, we not only had the spin which sought to turn it into victory, but then, sadly, the intimidation and mockery which has become so much part of the current Scottish political scene. Whilst there are Christians who support the … Continue reading Investigate Extremist Christians!

Teach Teachers Christianity as well as LGBT – Letter in the Herald

It was good to be on holiday – but I still had to do a little because of an article that appeared in The Sunday Herald – What price for a Herald? The debate over compulsory LBGTI+ education in schools  This letter was a follow up…. Dear Editor,  As last we seem to be making some progress in what I would call Scotland’s dialogue – not … Continue reading Teach Teachers Christianity as well as LGBT – Letter in the Herald

Out! – Article in The Sunday Herald

OUT: By Rev David Robertson Sunday Herald 12 Jun 2016 “Scotland free by 93” is an SNP slogan from the dim and distant past. It has now been replaced by “an independent country in an interdependent Europe”. Nice soundbite but what does it mean? It all has to do with the vexed question of sovereignty and what it means to be an independent, free country. … Continue reading Out! – Article in The Sunday Herald

Abortion, “Don’t Stop a Beating Heart” Article in The Sunday Herald

Today this article appears in the Sunday Herald under the following headline. ‘Abortion, transgender rights, same sex marriage, if you don’t accept them then you’re a right wing scumbag…I’m used to that…’ Exclusive by Vicky Allan, Senior features writer / 00:07 Sunday 10 January 2016 / News MANY people, acknowledges Reverend David Robertson, moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, see abortion as “a sacred cow and … Continue reading Abortion, “Don’t Stop a Beating Heart” Article in The Sunday Herald

Whats the Real Danger to Scotland’s Children – ‘Radical Evangelists’ or Militant Secularists?

To the Editor of the Sunday Herald, Dear Editor, It seems that hardly a week goes by without yet another attack on the Christian church in the Sunday Herald instigated by the Scottish Secular Society. But last Sundays was a new low. I assume you are aware that you are being used by the tiny SSS in order to further its anti-Christian campaign and to … Continue reading Whats the Real Danger to Scotland’s Children – ‘Radical Evangelists’ or Militant Secularists?

The Intellectual faculties of Free Church Elders – Letter in The Sunday Herald

IAN Bell compares the “intellectual faculties of imams with the ­fantasies of priests or elders of the Free Church of Scotland”. I’m sure priests or imams can answer for themselves, but I wonder why he felt free to have this ­gratuitous dig at Free Church elders? I suspect he does not ­actually know any. The Free Church elders in my congregation are not the dark-suited … Continue reading The Intellectual faculties of Free Church Elders – Letter in The Sunday Herald