Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Religion and the Scottish Judicary

National Secular Society has recently posted on "Impartiality of Scottish judiciary undermined by religious ceremonies" 

"The National Secular Society has written to Kenny MacAskill MSP, the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Justice to draw his attention to a possible undermining of the impartiality, integrity and independence of the Scottish judiciary.
The NSS complaint relates to two ceremonies, the Red Mass (Catholic) and the 'Kirking of the Court' (Protestant). At the ceremonies, which are attended by all levels of the judiciary in Scotland, judges are invited to request 'guidance from the Holy Spirit' for all who seek justice."
Taken from: http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2013/05/impartiality-of-scottish-judiciary-undermined-by-religious-ceremonies-say-nss