While considering the article below, note that Gordon
Brown will oppose a reduction in the abortion limit
in next week's vote. The
Telegraph says that he "believed there was
no scientific evidence to support a change in the law."
Why has the Kirk invited this man to speak to them
when his belief is clearly in false science and when
his rejection of Biblical principles goes back a long
Psalm 127 says: "Lo, children are an heritage
of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
May 17, 2008
Gordon Brown will return to his spiritual home today
when he addresses the General Assembly of the Church
of Scotland in Edinburgh - the scene of one of the most
controversial political speeches delivered in Scotland.
Margaret Thatcher appeared at the same gathering 20
years ago to deliver a speech dubbed “the Sermon on
the Mound”. Mrs Thatcher's speech in May 1988, in which
she was seen to reject the idea of “society”, is widely
regarded as marking the beginning of the end of Conservative
rule in Scotland.
Mr Brown can be relied upon to take a very different
approach. He was brought up in Kirkcaldy and has spoken
of how being a son of the manse shaped his political
beliefs and provided his “moral compass”.
Announcing his Labour leadership bid he embraced the
sense of community that Mrs Thatcher was seen to shun.
“If you play by the rules, we'll stand by you,” he promised.
At a Labour Party conference he quoted from a favourite
story of his father, the Rev John Brown: the Parable
of the Talents and its lesson “to find goodness in everyone”.
Soon after entering Downing Street he was quick to invite
Baroness Thatcher to visit, and has praised her as a
Mr Brown is certain to receive a more favourable reaction
than Mrs Thatcher. “He will receive a very warm welcome.
He is one of our own,” the Rev Alan Sorensen, of the