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Don’t disturb the Kirk while its nose is in the trough

  Speaking to a press release that went out on the eve of a Church of Scotland hosted debate on the Scottish independence referendum in London, Rev Sally Foster-Fulton said Scotland had to start healing the divisions created by the independence debate. She said: “the polarised tone that has characterisedRead More…

Response to religious demands for inclusion in Scottish constitution

Scottish Secular Society wants new constitution to mark separation of Church and State. At a recent meeting convened by the Church of Scotland, representatives of various religions gathered to discuss the place of religion in a written constitution. The Scottish Secular Society (SSS) is strongly opposed to any privileges beingRead More…

Free Radio: The Assault on the State Broadcaster

Lord Reith (centre) Packed with 26 unelected clerics and assorted toffs, on 25 July 1990 in the House of Lords, Earl Ferrers defended the BBC and helped seal the fate of Britain’s last remaining offshore free radio station: Radio Caroline. He put the case for the new Broadcasting Act thatRead More…

Uganda Should Not be Allowed to Attend the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Uganda should not be allowed to attend the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, writes Garry Otton In Uganda, in 2010, popular newspaper Rolling Stone ran a story on “100 PICTURES OF UGANDA’S TOP HOMOS” printing their names and addresses and calling for the hanging of homosexuals. Amongst the list ofRead More…

How Low Can the Catholic Church Go?

As much as Scotland’s fourth estate might try to paper over the cracks with whatever the Scottish Catholic Media Office might throw at it, there are no escaping calls from the Scottish Secular Society for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the Vatican State to face charges for Crimes Against HumanityRead More…

The SSS call for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the Vatican State to face charges for Crimes Against Humanity

PRESS RELEASE The Scottish Secular Society call for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the Vatican State to face charges for Crimes Against Humanity   The Scottish Secular Society welcomes the report of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child dated 31st of January 2014. In it, the CommitteeRead More…

Meeting Michael McGrath, Catholicism and Secularism Collide

Today I accompanied a concerned parent to a meeting with Michael McGrath, Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service. In the course of this meeting, Mr McGrath accused the Scottish Secular Society of exaggeration, and stated that it was unreasonable to expect the school to comply with plain provisions ofRead More…

Time for Reflection, a response to the HSS / CofS proposal

On Friday the 24th of January, we were alerted by a Church of Scotland press release to a new deal done between the Kirk and the Humanist Society Scotland which would see a reform of Religious Observance to remove the overt religious components which cause a problem for so manyRead More…

The Kirktonholme School Scandal

If not being fed to children from converted buses loaded with hi-tech equipment parked outside the school – Christianity is already through the school gates and in the classroom. In 2013, shocked parents discovered an extremist religious sect had been rubbishing evolution and brainwashing their children entirely without their knowledgeRead More…

Proselytising in Schools: Government Dismiss Parents’ Concerns

It is clear from the letters from MSPs to constituents urging a change to Opt-in to Religious Observance (RO) in schools that Ministers are being whipped to support the government line that it should remain an Opt-out. The Scottish Secular Society submitted a plethora of evidence to the Parliamentary Committee,Read More…

Secularism is important to modern society because it balances the needs of the religious and the faithless. Secularism allows the free practise of faith, while preventing faith from impacting on the faithless.
---- Caroline Lynch