Smacking, Fracking, Fossils, Europe, Anglicans and Feedback – Assembly News and Views.


The Church of Scotland wanted to move on from dissing the Bible and rejecting its teaching about marriage to some things more important. This week we have been finding out what these things are.

Smacking – The General Assembly voted to ban corporal punishment at home. Of course they can’t, but they want to ask the government to do so. The Kirk agreed by 275 to 259 that any corporal punishment of children must be recognized as a violent act and that violence is damaging to mental and physical health. In asking the government to criminalise smacking Rev Sally Foster-Fulton stated “We now add the Church’s voice to many other organisations to call upon the Scottish Government to remove the defence of justifiable assault, granting children the same rights that every adult enjoys in this area.”. There were several good points made in the debate – not least from Rev…

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