Wednesday, 22 September 2010

End of Life Assistance Bill

According to The Herald newspaper, my predecessor at Lansdowne Church, Ian Galloway has made waves at the Scottish Parliament.

It appears that comments he made (later clarified) during a consultation about the End of Life Assistance Bill were rather controversial. You can read the Herald and Ian's later comment and decide for yourself.

I am asking myself the following questions. Why should a church minister's comment still have such power to be newsworthy or be taken to be a pronouncement?  Isn't any talk of taking life controversial anyway? Can such a subject not be controversial? Why are comments that question our responses to the taking of human life so provocative?

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