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?