SPENCER Fildes of the Scottish Secular Society (SSS) is "aghast at the news that Mr Robertson has publicly targeted our society in sermons at Mr [Ken] Cunningham's Cartsbridge Church" ("Banning creationism lessons is dangerous, warn headteachers", The Herald, November 21).
Let me calm his gast and reassure him that I have not publicly targeted Secular Scotland in sermons at Cartsbridge Church, nor am I in a conspiracy with Ken Cunningham, General Secretary of School Leaders Scotland, to promote creationism. This would be difficult given that I am not a young earth creationist, I have only spoken once at Cartsbridge Church (amongst the many churches I speak at); the subject was the church in Scotland today and not the tiny SSS, and I do not know Ken Cunningham and don't think I have ever met him, unless it was to shake his hand at the door.
I'm afraid that the SSS is once again showing its anti-religous paranoia when it promotes this kind of conspiracy theory. SSS's paranoia was further demonstrated when it posted on its Facebook page the "religious affiliation" of the MSPs on the Parliamentary committee discussing their petition, implying that religious people could not give the petition a fair hearing. This McCarthyite tendency to see "Christians under the bed" everywhere is quite concerning.
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