961693_10205668317568807_262159047_n

Statement from Mark Gordon on South Lanarkshire changes

Inverclyde parent, Mark Gordon, who initiated the Scottish Secular Society's 2013 petition at the Scottish Parliament asking for Religious Observance to be made an Opt In rather than an Opt Out activity, had this to say. “South Lanarkshire Council's recent review of matters completely vindicates our position, highlighted in both the petition to change religious observance and the … Continue Reading ››
ken ham

LEADING CREATIONIST WELCOMES OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH CREATIONISM IN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS

ken ham LEADING CREATIONIST WELCOMES OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH CREATIONISM IN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS  
  • Young Earth creationist Answers in Genesis welcomes Scottish Government’s statement
  • Ken Ham has connections with Scottish creationists
  • Administrative failure on Biology submission undermined petition
  Ken Ham, the world’s most notorious and influential creationist, welcomes Scottish Government refusal to bar … Continue Reading ››

SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY BACKS SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY PETITION FOR GUIDANCE FOR TEACHERS ON CREATIONISM

SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY BACKS SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY PETITION FOR GUIDANCE FOR TEACHERS ON CREATIONISM  
  • SSS claim petition damaged by failure to publish
  • Society for Biology also urges appropriate support for teachers
  • Petition backed by 3 Nobel Prize winners2
  The Scottish Secular Society welcome today’s publication of the statement in support of our petition from the Society of Biology1, the … Continue Reading ››
eve460

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE ON HOW CREATIONISM IS TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS. SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY FEARS IT VALIDATES CREATIONIST TEACHING

eve460   SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE ON HOW CREATIONISM IS TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS (PE01530). SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY FEARS IT VALIDATES CREATIONIST TEACHING.  
  • Government response to evolution-denial in schools: Go ahead and teach it 'in context'.
  • Parents and teachers left without guidance
  • Open invitation to teach creationism within Religious … Continue Reading ››
CARDINAL MAIDA ATTENDS U.S. BISHOPS' ANNUAL FALL MEETING IN BALTIMORE

Government must take sex education out of hands of ‘middle-aged men pledged to celibacy’.

CARDINAL MAIDA ATTENDS U.S. BISHOPS' ANNUAL FALL MEETING IN BALTIMORE GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE SEX EDUCATION OUT OF HANDS OF ‘MIDDLE-AGED MEN PLEDGED TO CELIBACY’.  
  • SSS want mandatory sex education with no exclusions.
  • Introduction of Dutch model of sex education to Scotland.
  • Professional sex educators in all schools.
  Reacting to the publication, … Continue Reading ››
sex

GOVERNMENT MUST NOT CAVE IN TO RELIGIOUS DEMANDS OVER COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

sex GOVERNMENT MUST NOT CAVE IN TO RELIGIOUS DEMANDS OVER COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS  
  • SSS want mandatory sex education with no exclusions.
  • Introduction of Dutch model of sex education to Scotland.
  • Professional sex educators in all schools.
  • Section 28 author calls for no exclusion of LGBTI information.
  As the Scottish Government … Continue Reading ››
18ix9kumla3eejpg

Response to Scottish Government draft guidance on Conduct of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education

18ix9kumla3eejpg   Response to Scottish Government draft guidance on Conduct of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education. On behalf of the Scottish Secular Society, we make the following official response to the Scottish Government on the draft guidance on Conduct of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education in Scottish … Continue Reading ››
spen1 copy

Creationist Manoeuvres in the Dark

spen1 copy Spencer Fildes and Rev David Robertson Creationist Manoeuvres in the Dark by SecularSpen   I usually stay out of his nonsense but on this occasion, as it was about our petition to prevent evolution denial in schools, I felt compelled to respond to Rev David Andrew Robertson who wrote … Continue Reading ››