Dear Ian, Forgive me the familiarity, but I do feel as though I know you. In your role as leader of the SNP Westminster group you are regularly in the news. You have an important job as a political leader, and as a Christian, I pray for you because we recognise that the work you do is vital and important. I also understand that occasionally … Continue reading Dear Ian – An Open Letter to Ian Blackford
This weeks column in Christian Today – for the original click here – The Religious Thought Police Are Here The Saudi religious police, like their Iranian equivalents, have a duty of Hisbah, enjoining good and preventing wrong. To many Western eyes it seems, and is, an authoritarian attempt to enforce doctrine and practice. It could never happen here – or could it? Last week I was … Continue reading The Religious Thought Police are Here
This week’s Quantum covers some big issues. The Internet is now dividing into blocs based on different world views. The Japanese have a new emperor. Also in Asia there is an extraordinary story about deaths in the election. The madness of transgenderism and the destruction of women’s sports continues with a BBC journalist speaking of those women who were ‘assigned’ as male at birth! This results in … Continue reading Quantum 40 – The Splinternet; Japanese Emperor; Born as a Man; Indonesia; Arthur Miller; Greta; China; Obesity; Brexit and Africa; Spain; Californian Shooting; Quantas
The following article appeared in The Evening Telegraph. I am beginning to wonder if the tide is turning a bit. The journalist was very fair in her reporting. Note the astonishing remark from Gregor Murray, the former SNP Education convenor for Dundee, who lost his job – changing gender and putting chemicals into your body is just like a cream for acne! Crazy and dangerous. … Continue reading Dundee Children Taking Puberty Blockers – Article in The Tully
Several people contacted me about the BBC programme ‘Shake on It” – Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity. The trouble is that if you are not in the UK you can’t view it. I understand that at some point it will be on YouTube but until then you can get it by clicking the link below. Again to give credit … Continue reading Shake on It -Engaging with Transgender People
The BBC have produced and broadcast a video which stuns me! It’s fair, balanced and interesting. In September last year I went through to Glasgow to record a programme, Shake On It for the new BBC Scotland station. I wrote about the experience here – ‘Shake On It’ – An Interesting Day Recording for the BBC Yesterday the BBC broadcast the show. You will … Continue reading Shake On It – A Surprising BBC Programme on Trans and Identity.
This is the last Quantum for 2018. I wanted to do a review of the year but as I looked at the most popular blog posts for this year I realised that they covered most of the main issues so I thought I would combine the two. You can listen by clicking on the link below. (there is a fair amount of music in this … Continue reading Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review
As we head towards St Andrews Day (a day when the Free Church holds a day of prayer for the nation) I want to spend each day this week thinking about the state of our nation and the church within it. There is much to pray for. We begin with the Transmania sweeping out nation. “Quos Deus vult perdere prius dementat” (Those who God wishes … Continue reading Transmania
(This is part two of one woman’s story which I have agreed to publish anonymously for reasons which were evident in part one – The Dark Side of Transgender ) This is a stunning and hard story to read – how much harder to write and to have lived. It’s a story of abuse and self harm that could be repeated many thousands of times in … Continue reading Gender and Trauma (The Dark Side of Transgender – Part 2).
Last week the Scottish government passed an act which will ensure that LGBTI ‘inclusive’ education will be taught in every school and in every subject. This is something that was rejected by that same government a couple of years ago – but now apparently every politician thinks it is a good thing. This is because, with the exception of a handful like Patrick Harvie – … Continue reading The Dark Side of Transgender Ideology