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Scotsman
Martyn McLaughlin: US televangelist Creflo Dollar preys on the poorexplains why the criticism from faith leaders has been thin on the ground. Only
Martyn McLaughlin: US televangelist Creflo Dollar preys on the poor
Scotsman / Posted 6 hours ago
explains why the criticism from faith leaders has been thin on the ground. Only David Robertson, the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, has spoken out, describing Dollar’s doctrine as “blasphemous”. If it is the wish of every church to... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Davidson clashes with May over human rights conventionto stick with that for now." Ms Davidson, the first openly gay leader of the S
Davidson clashes with May over human rights convention
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 hours ago
to stick with that for now." Ms Davidson, the first openly gay leader of the Scottish Tories, revealed she believed the Church of Scotland would allow same-sex within her lifetime. She also said she was "prepared to step up" to encourage... Read more
13h
Christian Today
Holyrood elections: What the Scottish parties say about faithon course for an overwhelming victory and the possibility of a second referendu
Holyrood elections: What the Scottish parties say about faith
Christian Today / Posted 13 hours ago
on course for an overwhelming victory and the possibility of a second referendum on Scottish independence, which the Church of Scotland has openly supported. However the closest the party comes to mentioning religion in its manifesto is its... Read more
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Christian Today
Faith groups and NGOs urge international action on Syria: 'We cannot stand by in the face of this catastrophe'by groups including Christian Aid, CAFOD, Islamic Relief, Oxfam and Tearfund.
Faith groups and NGOs urge international action on Syria: 'We cannot stand by in the face of this catastrophe'
Christian Today / Posted 3 days ago
by groups including Christian Aid, CAFOD, Islamic Relief, Oxfam and Tearfund. It was also signed by the Methodist Church in Britain, the United Reformed Church, the Church of Scotland and Lord Bishop of Coventry, on behalf of the Church of Eng... Read more
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Christian Today
European Referendum – Should the UK be in or out?Union? Should the UK be in or out? My grandfather would have had no doubts! The
European Referendum – Should the UK be in or out?
Christian Today / Posted 4 days ago
Union? Should the UK be in or out? My grandfather would have had no doubts! The EU was the beast of Revelation! The Church of Scotland has no doubt that we should remain in the EU, and the Church of England in its own coded way sent out a... Read more
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Christian Today
Organist told to 'keep quiet' after finding pornographic images on church computer, tribunal hearswhich he made after being asked to fix the computer. He raised the issue again
Organist told to 'keep quiet' after finding pornographic images on church computer, tribunal hears
Christian Today / Posted 6 days ago
which he made after being asked to fix the computer. He raised the issue again in 2011 and word was passed on to the Church of Scotland's safeguarding service. McGarva was told to inform the police, which he did. However the police took no... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Largs church organist told to ‘keep quiet’ after gay porn findwere involved. The issue was only investigated by police in 2011 when he raised
Largs church organist told to ‘keep quiet’ after gay porn find
EveningTimes Online / Posted 6 days ago
were involved. The issue was only investigated by police in 2011 when he raised it again and word was passed to the Church of Scotland’s Safeguarding Service. But police decided to take no further action over the allegations. against the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Church organist told to ‘keep quiet’ after gay porn allegation‏were involved. The issue was investigated by police only in 2011 when he raise
Church organist told to ‘keep quiet’ after gay porn allegation‏
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
were involved. The issue was investigated by police only in 2011 when he raised it again and word was passed to the Church of Scotland’s Safeguarding Service. Police took no further action over the allegations. The full details of the... Read more
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Christian Today
Is Christianity Regressive?Lennox, 'atheism was just invented for those who are afraid of the light'! Dav
Is Christianity Regressive?
Christian Today / Posted 11 days ago
Lennox, 'atheism was just invented for those who are afraid of the light'! David Robertson is the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and director of Solas CPC, Dundee. Follow him on Twitter @theweeflea. For previous articles in his... Read more
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Scotsman
Former gamekeeper makes history as Skye’s first woman minister Janet Easton-Berry, the new Church of Scotland minister on Skye Former game r
Former gamekeeper makes history as Skye’s first woman minister
Scotsman / Posted 12 days ago
Janet Easton-Berry, the new Church of Scotland minister on Skye Former game reserve worker and social worker makes church history on the Isle of Skye Janet Easton-Berry has made history... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
The Queen at 90: Ten care homes across Glasgow will celebrate her brithdayresident with a commemorative coin to mark the milestone royal birthday. The M
The Queen at 90: Ten care homes across Glasgow will celebrate her brithday
EveningTimes Online / Posted 12 days ago
resident with a commemorative coin to mark the milestone royal birthday. The Moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland, Reverend Dr Angus Morrison offered "united and affectionate congratulations" to the Queen, saying a happy... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Tea parties and birthday wishes for the Queenresident with a commemorative coin to mark the milestone royal birthday. The M
Tea parties and birthday wishes for the Queen
EveningTimes Online / Posted 13 days ago
resident with a commemorative coin to mark the milestone royal birthday. The Moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland, Reverend Dr Angus Morrison offered "united and affectionate congratulations" to the Queen, saying a happy... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
United Against Extremism: Glasgow religious leaders come together in wake of Asad Shah murderit's also helping. "We are moving toward normalisation." Politicians from and
United Against Extremism: Glasgow religious leaders come together in wake of Asad Shah murder
EveningTimes Online / Posted 14 days ago
it's also helping. "We are moving toward normalisation." Politicians from and religious leaders from faiths including the Church of Scotland, Catholic church, Jewish and Sikh communities joined Ahmadi leaders yesterday to launch the campaign in... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Glasgow Ahmadiyya community "healing over time" following death of Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shahit's also helping. "We are moving toward normalisation." Politicians from and
Glasgow Ahmadiyya community "healing over time" following death of Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shah
EveningTimes Online / Posted 15 days ago
it's also helping. "We are moving toward normalisation." Politicians from and religious leaders from faiths including the Church of Scotland, Catholic church, Jewish and Sikh communities joined Ahmadi leaders yesterday to launch the campaign in... Read more
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heraldscotland
Kirk moderator tells of sadness at fishing boat tragedy that killed relativeRt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Sc
Kirk moderator tells of sadness at fishing boat tragedy that killed relative
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, said: "It was with a sense of shock and sadness that I learned of the sinking of the Louisa off Mingulay, with tragic loss of life. "Since then, my thoughts and... Read more
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heraldscotland
Is this the mysterious Scottish woman who helped pioneer photography?techniques. They hired Miss Mann to help them capture the likenesses of the 45
Is this the mysterious Scottish woman who helped pioneer photography?
heraldscotland / Posted 18 days ago
techniques. They hired Miss Mann to help them capture the likenesses of the 450 ministers who had seceded from the Church of Scotland in the Great Disruption to form the Free Church of Scotland. Mr Simpson also found the image, Two Women... Read more
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heraldscotland
An image of Ms Jessie Mann: Is this the mysterious Scottish woman who helped pioneer photography?techniques. They hired Miss Mann to help them capture the likenesses of the 45
An image of Ms Jessie Mann: Is this the mysterious Scottish woman who helped pioneer photography?
heraldscotland / Posted 18 days ago
techniques. They hired Miss Mann to help them capture the likenesses of the 450 ministers who had seceded from the Church of Scotland in the Great Disruption to form the Free Church of Scotland. Mr Simpson also found the image, Two Women... Read more
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Christian Today
What have Christians ever done for us?Christ and after whom everything is AD Anno Domini (the year of our Lord). Dav
What have Christians ever done for us?
Christian Today / Posted 18 days ago
Christ and after whom everything is AD Anno Domini (the year of our Lord). David Robertson is the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and director of Solas CPC, Dundee. Follow him on Twitter @theweeflea. For previous articles in his... Read more
18d
Christian Today
Controversial pastor Creflo Dollar not welcome in Scotlandbut he will not be welcomed warmly by all. According to a report by Christian
Controversial pastor Creflo Dollar not welcome in Scotland
Christian Today / Posted 18 days ago
but he will not be welcomed warmly by all. According to a report by Christian Post, Rev. David Robertson of the Free Church of Scotland said that he does not appreciate Dollar's planned appearances in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh for a... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Creflo Dollar's June trip to Scotland comes under firepastor Creflo Dollar’s upcoming trip to Scotland is drawing heat. The Rev. Dav
Creflo Dollar's June trip to Scotland comes under fire
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 20 days ago
pastor Creflo Dollar’s upcoming trip to Scotland is drawing heat. The Rev. David Robertson, moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, said Dollar’s teaching and lifestyle are “the last thing Scotland needs — and is contrary to the Gospel... Read more
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ajc.com
Creflo Dollar's trip to Scotland in June draws controversypastor Creflo Dollar’s upcoming trip to Scotland is drawing heat. The Rev. Dav
Creflo Dollar's trip to Scotland in June draws controversy
ajc.com / Posted 20 days ago
pastor Creflo Dollar’s upcoming trip to Scotland is drawing heat. The Rev. David Robertson, moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, said Dollar’s teaching and lifestyle are “the last thing Scotland needs — and is contrary to the Gospel... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
CCAP Inducts New Cleric to Replace 'Rebel' Chimwemwe Mhangobefore," said Nyondo of the non Tumbuka church cleric, one of the few of the ch
CCAP Inducts New Cleric to Replace 'Rebel' Chimwemwe Mhango
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
before," said Nyondo of the non Tumbuka church cleric, one of the few of the church, the former of the northern region Free Church of Scotland. The Kanengo CCAP of Reverend Ng'anjo is now based at Lilongwe Teachers College having been succesfully... Read more
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heraldscotland
Gay row minister fined over crash that injured pensionerOld Parish Church in 2014. In a debate on the issue of Mr Rennie’s appointment
Gay row minister fined over crash that injured pensioner
heraldscotland / Posted 20 days ago
Old Parish Church in 2014. In a debate on the issue of Mr Rennie’s appointment at the 2009 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, he said there was “a danger that we will make a decision [about homosexuality in the ministry] based on... Read more
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Scotsman
To Stockbridge, and beyondhe’s worshipped at all?” Nicola thought about this. She had the vaguest of the
To Stockbridge, and beyond
Scotsman / Posted 21 days ago
he’s worshipped at all?” Nicola thought about this. She had the vaguest of theologies; a childhood in the embrace of the Church of Scotland meant that she had been imbued with the moral seriousness that the Kirk professes, but no longer found it... Read more
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The Christian Post
Free Church of Scotland Tells Creflo Dollar He Is Not Welcome With Blasphemous Prosperity GospelDollar, has been branded as "blasphemous" and declared a persona non grata in G
Free Church of Scotland Tells Creflo Dollar He Is Not Welcome With Blasphemous Prosperity Gospel
The Christian Post / Posted 21 days ago
Dollar, has been branded as "blasphemous" and declared a persona non grata in Glasgow by high profile moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, the Rev. David Robertson. Pointing to Dollar's reputation as a proponent of the prosperity gospel,... Read more
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asianage
PMO wants to repeal up to 422 archaic lawslaws include Public Servants (Inquiries) Act 1850, Convert’s Marriage Dissoluti
PMO wants to repeal up to 422 archaic laws
asianage / Posted 22 days ago
laws include Public Servants (Inquiries) Act 1850, Convert’s Marriage Dissolution Act 1866, Marriage Validation Act 1892, Church of Scotland Kirk Sessions Act 1899, North Western Provinces Village and Road Police Act 1873 and Weekly Holidays Act... Read more
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Scotsman
Gender law plan ‘recipe for child abuse’ says church leaderto child abuse. In an attack on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and LGBTI campa
Gender law plan ‘recipe for child abuse’ says church leader
Scotsman / Posted 23 days ago
to child abuse. In an attack on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and LGBTI campaigners, the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland warned that Scotland’s teachers will be “sent for re-education” as part of proposals he believes will... Read more
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Christian Today
Did Christianity spread by violence?the midst of all the sin and ugliness. The Christian way is not about power bu
Did Christianity spread by violence?
Christian Today / Posted 25 days ago
the midst of all the sin and ugliness. The Christian way is not about power but about the way of the cross – and every generation needs to learn that. David Robertson is the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and director of Solas CPC, Dund... Read more
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heraldscotland
Analysis: A dead shopkeeper, allegations of "hate preaching" and fears of Scotland's Ahmadisthe Koran marks the final word of the prophet Mohammad. Many Muslims see Ahmadi
Analysis: A dead shopkeeper, allegations of "hate preaching" and fears of Scotland's Ahmadis
heraldscotland / Posted 26 days ago
the Koran marks the final word of the prophet Mohammad. Many Muslims see Ahmadis in the way that mainstream Catholics or Church of Scotland leaders would see Mormons and wish them no harm. Others, however, see the sect as dangerous... Read more
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Christian Today
Gender politics and the gospel: A warning for Scotlandneeds it. In the words of the 20th Century prophet, Bob Dylan, we'd better star
Gender politics and the gospel: A warning for Scotland
Christian Today / Posted 27 days ago
needs it. In the words of the 20th Century prophet, Bob Dylan, we'd better start changing, or we'll sink like stone, cos the times they are a changing! David Robertson is the moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and director of Solas CPC, Dund... Read more
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Christian Today
Scotland's great Reformer: Who was John Knox?who was John Knox, and why should he be remembered? 1. He was a key figure in
Scotland's great Reformer: Who was John Knox?
Christian Today / Posted 27 days ago
who was John Knox, and why should he be remembered? 1. He was a key figure in Scottish history Knox founded the Church of Scotland and helped make Scotland a Protestant country. He led the Reformation in the country and is remembered for... Read more
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Scotsman
How much land and property does the Church of Scotland own? St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow. Picture: Michael Gillen/Johnston Press
How much land and property does the Church of Scotland own?
Scotsman / Posted 27 days ago
St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow. Picture: Michael Gillen/Johnston Press It may be challenged by shrinking congregations but the Church of Scotland remains one of the country’s most... Read more
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USA Today
Majority of people in Scotland have no religionwhen 40% of survey respondents said they had no religious affiliation. The pro
Majority of people in Scotland have no religion
USA Today / Posted 28 days ago
when 40% of survey respondents said they had no religious affiliation. The proportion of people who say they belong to the Church of Scotland — the Presbyterian Church that for so long dominated almost every aspect of life in that country — has... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
The tartan rainbow: why it’s great to be gay in ScotlandScottish MPs ignored it and the civil servant James Adair, its Scottish represe
The tartan rainbow: why it’s great to be gay in Scotland
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 28 days ago
Scottish MPs ignored it and the civil servant James Adair, its Scottish representative, warned the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland that supporting its recommendations was to support the right for “perverts to practise sinning for the... Read more
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Christian Today
Church attendance in Scotland at lowest level evergrown from 40 per cent in 1999 to 52 per cent today. Most of the decline has b
Church attendance in Scotland at lowest level ever
Christian Today / Posted 29 days ago
grown from 40 per cent in 1999 to 52 per cent today. Most of the decline has been in the "kirk", the national Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Numbers in Catholic and other Christian and non-Christian faith groups have remained steady. Ian Montagu... Read more
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heraldscotland
Aamer Anwar warns of "climate of fear" in Muslim communitywho he described as a ‘true muslim’. However, Mr Anwar also condemned the abus
Aamer Anwar warns of "climate of fear" in Muslim community
heraldscotland / Posted 29 days ago
who he described as a ‘true muslim’. However, Mr Anwar also condemned the abuse of Mr Rehman, pictured below meeting the Church of Scotland moderate, who has faced social media demands that he be hung or "lynched". Explaining his decision to... Read more
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express
Scotland losing its faith? Majority of Scots 'are now not religious', study findsto 40 per cent in 1999, according to the Scottish Social Attitude survey. The
Scotland losing its faith? Majority of Scots 'are now not religious', study finds
express / Posted 29 days ago
to 40 per cent in 1999, according to the Scottish Social Attitude survey. The number of people who say they belong to the Church of Scotland has fallen from 35 per cent in 1999 to just 20 per cent. Roman Catholics made up 15 per cent, other... Read more
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Scotsman
Two in three Scots never go to churchdrop in the number of churchgoers in Scotland has been uncovered by new researc
Two in three Scots never go to church
Scotsman / Posted 29 days ago
drop in the number of churchgoers in Scotland has been uncovered by new research. It also found a continuing decline in Church of Scotland membership, but affinity with other religious groups, including the Roman Catholic Church, remained... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sturgeon to 'pledge greater control for island communities' during Shetland tripsector, increase the number of apprenticeships and create a new network of Skil
Sturgeon to 'pledge greater control for island communities' during Shetland trip
heraldscotland / Posted 29 days ago
sector, increase the number of apprenticeships and create a new network of Skills Academies." At a debate hosted by the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scottish Greens co-convenor Patrick Harvie will call for a "fresh approach" to service... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Majority of Scots 'are not religious'services, is in decline. "However, this change doesn't appear to be affecting
Majority of Scots 'are not religious'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
services, is in decline. "However, this change doesn't appear to be affecting all religions equally. Affiliation with the Church of Scotland is in decline while levels of identification with other religions remain relatively unchanged. "As fewer... Read more
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Scotsman
Sharp drop in Scots churchgoers, new poll findsin Scotland has been uncovered in a poll published today by ScotCen Social Rese
Sharp drop in Scots churchgoers, new poll finds
Scotsman / Posted 30 days ago
in Scotland has been uncovered in a poll published today by ScotCen Social Research. It also found a continuing decline in Church of Scotland membership, but affinity with other religious groups, including the Roman Catholic Church, remained... Read more
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heraldscotland
More than half of Scots now have no religionis in decline. “However, this change doesn’t appear to be affecting all religi
More than half of Scots now have no religion
heraldscotland / Posted 30 days ago
is in decline. “However, this change doesn’t appear to be affecting all religions equally. “Affiliation with the Church of Scotland is in decline while levels of identification with other religions remain relatively unchanged. “As fewer... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
More than half of Scots now have no religionsay they are not religious, compared with 40% in 1999 when the survey began. T
More than half of Scots now have no religion
EveningTimes Online / Posted 30 days ago
say they are not religious, compared with 40% in 1999 when the survey began. The proportion who say they belong to the Church of Scotland has fallen from 35% in 1999 to just a fifth (20%). Other religious groups, including Roman Catholic... Read more
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Daily Record
More than half of Scots have no religion as new survey reveals drop in faithby ScotCen Social Research also reveals attendance at religious services is at
More than half of Scots have no religion as new survey reveals drop in faith
Daily Record / Posted 30 days ago
by ScotCen Social Research also reveals attendance at religious services is at the lowest level recorded since 1999. The Church of Scotland logo Two-thirds (66%) of Scots who say they are religious "never or practically never" attend services,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Can our banks really change their own culture?by complaints to the Financial Ombudsman.” It remains to be seen how the initi
Can our banks really change their own culture?
heraldscotland / Posted a month ago
by complaints to the Financial Ombudsman.” It remains to be seen how the initiative by the Islamic Finance Council and the Church of Scotland to “create ethical financial services” can deliver actual products. But its focus, over 12 to 18 months of... Read more
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Daily Record
Nicola Sturgeon to reform law to give legal recognition to transgender peopleLGBTI equality. But her plans – which have the support of all the political pa
Nicola Sturgeon to reform law to give legal recognition to transgender people
Daily Record / Posted 1 months ago
LGBTI equality. But her plans – which have the support of all the political parties at Holyrood – have outraged the free Church of Scotland who accused the Scottish Government of trying to "destroy the traditional idea of gender". The SNP leader... Read more
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heraldscotland
Plea for help saving Perth's cathedral gemthe renowned architect William Butterfield, is to be fully restored a total of
Plea for help saving Perth's cathedral gem
heraldscotland / Posted 1 months ago
the renowned architect William Butterfield, is to be fully restored a total of £3 to £3.5m will be needed. The established Church of Scotland had owned all the old mediaeval cathedrals, while south of the border the Henry the Eighth- led... Read more
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Scotsman
Nicola Sturgeon unveils new gay rights packageand we look forward to working on this with whoever forms the next Scottish Gov
Nicola Sturgeon unveils new gay rights package
Scotsman / Posted 1 months ago
and we look forward to working on this with whoever forms the next Scottish Government.” But the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, Rev David Robertson, voiced concerns over the measures. “It appears that Nicola Sturgeon has bought into... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon: Scots to be allowed to change gender so they are neither male nor femalegay, bisexual, trans and inter-sex (LGBTI) people “throughout early years, prim
Nicola Sturgeon: Scots to be allowed to change gender so they are neither male nor female
Daily Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
gay, bisexual, trans and inter-sex (LGBTI) people “throughout early years, primary and secondary education”. But the Free Church of Scotland the "SNP are now seeking to destroy the traditional idea of gender" and warned it would result in... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scotland to give legal recognition to people who are neither male nor femalethe pledge and urged other political parties to follow suit. However, it was c
Scotland to give legal recognition to people who are neither male nor female
heraldscotland / Posted 1 months ago
the pledge and urged other political parties to follow suit. However, it was condemned in the strongest terms by the Free Church of Scotland. "It is a policy that will bring untold disaster and harm upon Scotland's children," said Free Kirk... Read more
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