MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY
NORTHERN: At Dingwall on Wednesday, 5th January, 2000, at 2 pm.
WESTERN: At Laide on Tuesday, 15th February, 2000, at 6 pm.
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: Auckland, Friday, 28th January, 2000, at 2.30 pm.
ZIMBABWE: At Bulawayo on Tuesday, 7th March, 2000, at 11 am.
PROMOTION OF TEACHING OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN SCHOOLS
IT was reported recently in the national press that Wendy Alexander, the Scottish Parliaments Communities Minister, “formally announced that legislation banning councils from promoting homosexuality” was likely to be repealed. The legislation referred to is embodied in Section 28 of the 1988 Local Government Act which explicitly forbids the promotion of homosexuality in schools. If Section 28 is repealed it will mean that school children will be exposed to formal teaching regarding homosexual relationships.
We urge our people, especially parents of young children, to write to their local MSPs expressing strong opposition to the repeal of Section 28, emphasising that their opposition is based on Biblical teaching which condemns homosexuality as a grievous sin against God. Since discussion regarding Section 28 is expected to take place early in the year 2000, it is important that our people take action in the near future (D.V.). Letters to MSPs should be addressed to : The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP.
Dr. D. R. MacSween, Clerk, Religion and Morals Committee.
TEACHER REQUIRED FOR ZIMBABWE MISSION
A VACANCY exists for a teacher in Chemistry/Physics at the John Tallach Secondary School, Ingwenya.
Please contact, as soon as possible, the Clerk of the Foreign Mission Committee,
Rev. J. R. Tallach,
F. P. Manse,
Telephone, 01478 660216.
(Rev.) J. R. Tallach, Clerk of Committee
IT is to be noted that in the obituary of the late Rev. Alexander Morrison in the November issue the date in the middle of page 334 should read 9th March instead of 12th January.
MAGAZINE PRICES FOR 2000
THE Magazine Committee regrets that it is necessary to increase prices by 10p per issue for both magazines.
Subscriptions for the separate magazines will remain unchanged, but the cost of a subscription for both magazines will go up to £22 per year.
(Rev.) K D Macleod, Clerk of Committee