IFAS | Freedom Writer | May/June 1999 | scotland.html

In God we trust

While citizens here may tolerate "In God We Trust" on their money, across the Atlantic complaints are pouring into the Bank of Scotland over its plans to team up with TV evangelist Pat Robertson. The outpouring of criticism comes in the wake of the bank's plan to open up telephone banking in the US through Robertson's vast network of donors.

A group called Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS) is pressuring the bank to reconsider its relationship with Robertson. Kevin Franz of the Central Council of ACTS said, "We view with abhorrence the reported views of Dr. Pat Robertson on the role of women, on homosexuals, on people of other faiths and what it means to be a Christian."

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