The pulpit is no place for women
The pulpit is no place for a woman minister, however elegant she may be in public speaking or proficient in her knowledge of Biblical theology. She may rise up and hold high office in a nation, just like Queen Elizabeth and as the late Mrs Margaret Thatcher did, but not the steps that lead up to any Church pulpit, whether in Inverness Ness Bank Church or St Peter’s Episcopal’s Church in Stornoway.
“FANNYBAWZ”, “dunderhead” and “baheid” are, according to the Glossary of Scottish Slang and Jargon, just three words that would come pretty close to describing the imbecile who penned the words above.
Dear readers, I give you Donald J Morrison, of 85 Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness, and a member of the Free Church of Scotland Continuing.
Morrison’s rant about women priests came last year:
There are around 196 women which are now ministers in the Church of Scotland. This is 196 too many.
But this month he moved from women to the weather:
Over the past few months, from John O’Groats to Land’s End and from Cape Wrath down to the White Cliffs of Dover, heavy rains, large waves and gale force winds have wreaked havoc, chaos and devastation across Britain. Severe flooding has brought many communities to a virtual standstill, with thousands of homes affected and countless properties destroyed.
With all their emergency forecasting alerts, the weathermen are predicting worse is to come. They only need to look into their Bibles to have their predictions confirmed. We are reaping, and will further reap, the consequences of our moral degradation as a society.
God will not be mocked: ‘He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision (confusion) than shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.’ (Psalm 2v4-5).
And what’s set grumpy old God off this time? Why, Scotland’s 105 MSP’s in the Scottish Parliament:
Who do not know the difference between what is morally right and what is morally wrong. This was disturbingly witnessed on Tuesday 4th February when a sickly Bill to redefine marriage in Scotland was shamefully passed in a final vote at Holyrood.
Black Tuesday will be forever recorded as one of the saddest and darkest days in Scotland’s history when 105 morally sick politicians in Edinburgh formally applauded the abominable sin of sodomy and approved same-sex marriage. One can hardly believe that our grand little nation has sunk to this cesspit way of thinking, acting and legislating. How have the mighty fallen.
Let us set the record straight here. In passing this repulsive Bill politicians have steam-rolled a law through Parliament which is ungodly, unnatural, unscriptural, unhealthy and uncultural. It is also very unScotland. Yes, they have blatantly disregarded the views of ordinary citizens across Scotland. This they have done so by ignoring public opinion, snubbing the morally correct view of their own constituents whilst disregarding the findings of their very own consultation document, which showed 65% opposed to any redefinition of marriage.
In arrogantly and proudly thinking themselves wiser than God in applauding a union that is unquestionably evil, all these 105 politicians have earned – and shame on them – the sombre title of a fool: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools…fools make a mock at sin.” (Romans 1v22& Proverbs 14v9). And it doesn’t end there …
No, it most certainly doesn’t.
Which may go a long way to explain why the Free Church of Scotland Continuing is continuing to lose members, and is a shadow of its former self:
Today the Free Church of Scotland although much reduced in size maintains in continuity with the Church of 1843 the system of doctrine and the form of worship adopted by the Church of Scotland at the Reformation.
Note: Picture at the top was taken from The Holy Fool blog.
Hat tip: Alistair McBay