Naff off, PM
Who is Helen Clark, in her capacity as Prime Minister, to tell the Presbyterian Church to "move with the times", voicing her opposition to the Church's vote during the weekend where they announced that future sexually active clergy have to be married.
For one, Miss Clark is an agnostic, and secondly she doesn`t have a great deal of interest in the church. Thirdly the Church is supposed to get their cues from God and the Bible, not from Clark's lefty human rights principles. It’s a pity she didn’t praise the Church for its support for the Civil Union Bill. She`d rather voice opposition to what she doesn’t like rather then praise what she does like.
If the Church told Miss Clark to stick with biblical principles she`d tell it to get stuffed. But of course the Church is too polite to tell Helen Clark to get stuffed.
Miss Clark is a Minister of the Crown, not a minister of religion. She is as much of a Presbyterian as my dead grandmother, and has as much right as her to tell the church what to do.