Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Knox turns in his grave

That noted Scottish preacher John Knox, who took Calvin's protestant teachings from Geneva back home and made the reformation possible north of the border, would surely be screaming damnation and hellfire if he knew what depths the Church of Scotland had now sunk to. In an effort to be "inclusive" - that is, pew-emptying -

"The Church of Scotland, the country's largest Protestant church, has narrowly voted to admit gay and lesbian ministers after traditionalists agreed to compromise after four years of division. The church's ruling general assembly voted to allow congregations to admit gay ministers but only if they specifically elect to do so, in a radical departure from more than 450 years of orthodoxy set in train by the protestant reformer John Knox."

Wow, what a "compromise". Congregations will have to say that they want to admit gay ministers before they elect gay ministers. And this is the church which for centuries had made believers put salt on their porridge instead of sugar in the belief that suffering is good for the soul. Partakers of sinful pleasures like Dundee cake and sodomy were quite simply burned at the stake.

But it didn't have much choice. For the Council of Europe intends to outlaw all forms of discrimination against gays and lesbians. And here comes the really excruciating part.....against trannies too. So soon we can expect bearded ministers, clad in their black Geneva gowns, mounting the steps to the pulpit to the clickety-clack of high heels.


  1. No, it's not "traditionalists", it is Christians versus nonChristian "modernists".

    1. True enough. It was a "Guardian" quote....


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