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Presentation Bibles offer prompts furore

An unholy row has broken out among Highland councillors after an Inverness
Christian group offered to present Bibles to every councillor and chief
official of the council.

The offer was made by Christians
Together
, a newsletter published for Christians in the city, with a
view to a presentation of the Bibles by leading Christian, Lord Mackay of
Clashfern.

The editor of the newsletter, who refused to give his
full name, told the Press and Journal yesterday that information about the
offer should not be in the public domain.

He said: "An offer has
been made by Christian leaders in the Highlands to Highland councillors
and to chief officials of the council to support them in their role
through prayer; and to further demonstrate support for them by making a
gift of a presentation Bible to each individual." In a letter the group
asked that the offer be made at a full meeting of the council, to be
followed up with a summary e-mailed to everyone concerned, inviting
replies, he said.

He added that no response had yet been received
from the council.

The news came to light after an internal e-mail
by Nairn Provost Liz MacDonald was leaked to the press. In it, she told
all the other councillors that she was not interested in receiving a copy.

Full
story at the Aberdeen
Press & Journal
.

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