Motes and beams

The Church of Scotland’s incoming Moderator, the Rev John Chalmers, has a colossal gall proffering a service of reconciliation to the leaders of both sides of the independence referendum campaign on the pretext of helping with the “business of healing” after a year’s worth of libelling the living daylights out of one another.

This is the same Church of Scotland so torn asunder over ordaining homosexuals it is now facing an 1843 Disruption-sized crisis as congregations quit; yet whose response is singing “Hahaha, heeheehee, all is well in the Merry Old Land of Oz”.

Concentrate on getting your own shambolic house back in order first instead of ceaselessly seeking opportunities to toady to the rich and powerful.

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mark boyle

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