Uni Missions, Quench, Conferences & Short Answers | Q104

April 6, 2017

Andy Bannnister joins Al Smith in the studio for an update on what's happening within the Solas ministry.


Westminster Attack, Martin McGuinness & Prostitution | Q103

March 25, 2017

The Attack in Westminster and some social media reactions.

Archbishop Cranmer:  Julia Hartley-Brewer: it’s “bloody stupid beliefs” like prayer which help create acts of terrorism


The Death of Martin McGuinness

BBC Talkback - Baroness Eileen Paisley on the death of Martin McGuinness

The Telegraph - Martin McGuinness dies at 66: Queen to send private message to widow of former IRA commander


The Scottish Model for Prostitution


Scottish Government tries to criminalise emotional abuse in relationships

The Herald: Iain Macwhirter: Bill on emotional abuse is fraught with danger


Mother and Son becoming Father and Daughter


Transgender rapist moved to women's prison after sex change


Tim Keller and Princeton

Religion News Service - Princeton Theological Seminary reverses decision to honor Redeemer’s Tim Keller


Chuck Berry




#ScotRef, Belief-v-Evidence & the BBC Comedians | Q102

March 21, 2017

#ScotRef  #IndyRef2


Mensch on belief and evidence


Frankie Boyle and Celebrity Atheists

BBC on Facebook - "It's like getting no mayonnaise in your chicken Zinger and blaming it on Colonel Sanders."

Frankie Boyle on why he's putting celebrity atheists into #Room101.


Tracey Ullman and Baptism

BBC iPlayer -  Tracey Ullman's Show - series 2 - Episode 5

The baptism clip is about 16 minutes in.


European Court and Religious Clothing


 Thomas Aquinas


Other articles worthwhile reading

Following on from last week's piece on Russel Brand and pornography.
The impact of the Transgender issue on women's sport.

Gigamansions, Jenni Murray and Russell Brand | Q101

March 11, 2017

David Robertson brings a Christian perspective to some of the recent messages that are being conveyed through the media.

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CNBC - Take a peek inside the most expensive home for sale in the US

The Telegraph - America's priciest mega-mansion on sale for $250 million, and you get the helicopter from Airwolf

The Spectator - What explains the idiocy of the liberal elite its their education.


Jenni Murray, the BBC and Feminism v Transgenderism

Sunday Times (paywall) - Jenni Murray: Be trans, be proud — but don’t call yourself a “real woman”

BBC - Radio 4's Jenni Murray criticised over trans women article


Sensitivity Readers

Slate - Is My Novel Offensive?


Christians being driven from public life

The Spectator - People of faith are being driven from public life.



Facebook reports the BBC to the UK Police for sharing sexualised images of children on Facebook with Facebook!

(Yes you read that correctly.)
BBC - Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children


Russell Brand Talks Sex, Softcore & Hardcore Porn

Life Site News - Russell Brand just destroyed porn in one of the most jaw-droppingly awesome rants ever


Ben Carson

The Daily Wire - Outraged Celebrities Apologize After Finding Out Obama Said Almost Exactly What Ben Carson Did About Slaves--Oh Wait


Holland - 4% of all deaths in the Netherlands in 2015 were Euthanasia.

Dutch Health and Justice ministers are proposing legislation for assisted suicide for those who feel their ‘life is complete should be allowed to finish that life in a manner dignified for them.'


Oscars, Paedophilia and The Apocalypse Preppers | Q100

March 4, 2017

Prior to the 2017 Oscars, all the directors nominated in the foreign language film category issued a joint statement on the Trump travel ban.  David Robertson is a big fan of foreign films, but he's not such a great fan of the kind of sloppy thinking they used in their statement so can't help explaining more in episode 100 of Quantum.



The Oscars.

The Guardian - Foreign language Oscar nominees decry 'climate of fanaticism in US'

"Human rights are not something you have to apply for. They simply exist – for everybody. For this reason, we dedicate this award to all the people, artists, journalists and activists who are working to foster unity and understanding, and who uphold freedom of expression and human dignity – values whose protection is now more important than ever. By dedicating the Oscar to them, we wish to express to them our deep respect and solidarity."


Solas SHORT/ANSWERS - What are human rights based on?


A Gay Disney Film?

HuffPost Entertainment - ‘Beauty And The Beast’ To Feature First ‘Exclusively Gay Moment In A Disney Movie’


Majority Of Scots MSPs Support The TIE Campaign.

CommonSpace - “Historic” milestone: Scottish Parliament becomes first in Europe to back LGBT+ education


The Rising Tide of Paedophilia.

The Heidleblog - R Scott Clark - The Normalization Of Pedophilia Approaches

Peter Tatchell's 1997 letter to the Guardian - Peter Tatchell and Dares to Speak

BBC News - Do not jail all paedophiles, says police chief

The Telegraph - Streets should not be named after local heroes in case they are later found to be paedophiles, councils told

Apocalypse Preppers

The Independent - Silicon Valley billionaires buy underground bunkers preparing for the apocalypse

The New Yorker - Doomsday prep for the super-rich


Tracy Ullman - A Christian's Job Interview

BBC One - A Christian's job interview - Tracey Ullman's Show: Series 2 Episode 4 Preview


Gerard Kaufman and Hans Rosling


Growing Cultural Confusion | Q99

March 1, 2017

David Robertson rises from his sick bed after a couple weeks to cast an eye over some of the recent media stories which impact on the Christian faith.

  • Facebook 'muzzling' Christians?
  • Trump, Sweden and Fake News.
  • Post Truth - Short Answers.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos and the growing sexual confusion in our culture.
  • Sam Allberry, David Bennett and the Anglican Synod.
  • Straight Civil Partnerships.
  • Katie Couric's documentary, Gender Revolution.  
  • Nigeria's Northern Christians under attack.
  • Jim Elliot in the Amazon.
  • UKIP Christian Soldiers.
  • Abu-Zakariya al-Britani /  Ronald Fiddler.



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Facebook 'Muzzling' Christians?

Christian Today - Christian Vlogger Accuses Facebook Of 'Muzzling' Her For Saying Bible Condemns Homosexuality


Trump, Sweden and Fake News

The Washington Post - Riots erupt in Sweden’s capital just days after Trump comments

The Spectator - This fake story made me feel sympathy for Donald Trump

The Hill - Anti-Trump protests swell outside Parliament during debate on official visit

CNN - Insults fly as UK Parliament debates Donald Trump's visit


Post Truth

Solas SHORT/ANSWERS - How do we know what truth is?


Milo and the growing sexual confusion in our culture

Christian Post - Milo Yiannopoulos Says Homophobia Did Not Play Role in CPAC Disinvite, Resigns From Breitbart News

Milo Yiannopoulos - Full Press Conference (2/21/17)

Pink News - More than half of young people don’t identify as straight

Sam Allberry, David Bennett and the Anglican Synod

The Gospel Coalition - A Two-Minute Clip on Homosexuality Every Christian Should Watch

Christian Today - What About The Rights Of The Gay Christians Who Choose Celibacy?


Straight Civil Partnerships

BBC - Heterosexual couple lose civil partnership challenge

BBC Radio Scotland - The Kaye Adams Programme - 22/02/17

Segment involving David Robertson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jZhRsJ6bDU


Katie Couric's "Gender Revolution."

Daily Mail -  Katie Couric chats to Ellen Degeneres


Nigeria's Northern Christians under attack

The Spectator - Who will protect Nigeria’s northern Christians?


Jim Elliot in the Amazon.

BBC - Killed for Christ in the Amazon

UKIP Christian Soldiers?

Political Scrapbook - UKIP Campaigners say Christians are 'committing treason against God' if they don't support Brexit


Anti-Fascism: The new Fascism | Q98

February 4, 2017

David Robertson picks his way through the links and threads that tie all these topics together...

  • The New Fascism.
  • The New Judge?
  • Same Sex Marriage in the Churches of Norway and England.
  • Transgender Reversion.
  • UK Parliament votes to begin Article 50 Brexit negotiations.
  • Tam Dayell.
  • The Doomsday Clock.
  • Euthenasia murder.
  • Anti-Theist murder.



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The New Fascism.

The Guardian - When they go low, going high is not enough – video

CNN - Berkeley: '150 masked agitators' ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos talk


 The new Judge? Gorsuch, abortion and the danger of confirmation bias in world views

BBC World News - Neil Gorsuch: The man who could shape American law for decades

BBC News - Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court

Desiring God- http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/wise-women-build

Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell interviewed on Fox News about SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch and abortion.



Same Sex Marriage in the Churches of Norway and England

 BBC Radio 4  - Today Programme 26th January 2017

Transgender Reversion

Tam Dayell - His basic principles


The Doomsday Clock

Christian Today - As Doomsday Draws Near And The Devil Seeks To Swallow Us Up, The Only Answer Is In Jesus

Trump's Ban

TheWeeFlea.com - Donald Trump, the American Immigration Crisis and the Hummus Revolution


Euthenasia murder


 Anti-Theist Murders Christian


Northern Ireland Trumps the Marches over Abortion | Q97

January 30, 2017

David Robertson offers a Christian perspective on some of the messages that have been doing the rounds in the media recently:

*  Northern Ireland politics.

*  Trump’s Inauguration and the reaction to it.

*  The Women’s March and the March for Life.

*  The Queen, the Establishment and Faith.

*  Sherlock and books in UK homes.


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Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness

Belfast Telegraph – Ian Paisley: My dad prayed regularly with Martin McGuinness… and the first time we met he laughed when I made a quip about balaclavas

BBC Northern Ireland – ‘Thank you’ – Ian Paisley’s words to Martin McGuinness



Trump’s Inauguration Speech and the reaction that followed

BBC’s Andrew Neal interviewing Ted Malloch.


Independent Journal Review – SNL Writer’s Tweet About Barron Trump is Beyond Unfunny–It’s Being Called ‘Vile’ and ‘Disgusting’


Bustle – “Funny” Tweets About Barron Trump At The Inauguration Are Not Appropriate

The Nation – Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer Got Punched—You Can Thank the Black Bloc


Women’s March and the March for Life


Sheologians Podcast: Summer White interviews Feminists at Women’s March in Phoenix





LifeSite News – Trump ends funding of abortion oversees: Press Sec. Sean Spicer



BBC News – Netherlands government to counter Trump abortion funding ban


The Queen, the Establishment and Faith.

Premier Christianity – Queen’s chaplain quits to condemn Qur’an reading at church


Sherlock and books

The Scotsman – 1 in 10 homes don’t own books while smart device ownership soars


Trump, Streep and the BBC Transgender Documentary | Q96

January 21, 2017

President Trump, Meryl Streep, the BBC Documentary," Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?" and Nicola Sturgeon's commitment to the TIE Campaign are some of the topics David Robertson covers this week before challenging Scottish politicians from all parties to stand up and defend parents and children, in the face of activist pressure and online abuse.

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President Trump

TheWeeFlea.com:  Is Donald Trump the Christian President?

Washington Times: Calif. church to stop praying for president by name, says ‘Trump’ is ‘literally a trauma trigger’

BBC: Full Donald Trump Press Conference - 11/Jan/2017


Meryl Streep

TheWeeFlea.com:  A Cry in the Dark? Dear Meryl…


Feedback on Israel.

Quantum 94 - Comments on Israel


Home Secretary's Hate Speech.

British police registered as a "hate incident" a speech by the Home Secretary at the Conservative Party conference after a professor of physics at Oxford University complained about it under hate-speech laws the Home Secretary herself okayed.

The Spectator:  Watch: Andrew Neil skewers Oxford professor over hate crime claim

The Spectator: If Amber Rudd doesn’t like being investigated for a ‘hate incident’, she should change the law


UK Government minister labels opposition to Same Sex Marriage as ‘extremist.’

Daily Mail: Religious extremists ARE infiltrating other schools in the same way as in the Trojan Horse scandal, integration tsar Louise Casey warns MPs


Nicola Sturgeon voices her support for TIE Campaign and LGBT-inclusive education.

Third Force News: Nicola Sturgeon commits to LGBT inclusive education in Scots schools

The Scotsman:  Dare to debate this damaging idea that gender is a social construct

BBC iPlayer:  Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?

Sunday Herald: Christian right accused of whipping up 'trans panic'

TheWeeFlea.com: Debate About Gender Issues – Letter in The Sunday Herald


Eugene Cernan.

Fox News: Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82


Nigerian Leaders Singing, "Oh God Our Help In Ages Past."