Talk:Free Church of Scotland (since 1900)
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This needs something about what happened in 1929. If the Free Church of Scotland (post 1900) supported establishment in opposition to the neutral position of the United Free Church of Scotland, then there must have been some kind of reaction when the United Free Church merged with the established Church of Scotland in 1929. --220.127.116.11 17:17, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Sooner or later someone is going to mistake "wee wee" for vandalism. While it clearly is a joke nickname (as is "wee frees", but less so), it's a joke that's been in common currency for a long time, certainly isn't vandalism, and fully deserves its mention in the article (The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph). -- Finlay McWalter | Talk 21:17, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
I do not think that "Also in November 2010. it was confirmed that the parents of Gianmarco Peshiera, an overseas student who died in a car crash shortly after visiting a Free Church camp in Scotland, were preparing to sue Colegio San Andres school, the school's headmaster and the Free Church of Scotland." is of any permanent or encyclopedic significance in the context of the history of the church, and I have accordingly removed it. DGG ( talk ) 05:21, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
- Being sued for what might be not too far away from the equivalent of corporate manslaughter isn't worthy of note? Really? If you say so, Prof. Betsy Cola (talk) 09:30, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
The worship section lists the order of the service, then goes on to say events happen before or after 'the first psalm', 'the second psalm' etc. However psalms are not mentioned in the list above. Can someone clarify? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:55, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
- Apologies if 'editing' your comment isn't the correct way to reply to it - this is my first! I have I hope fixed this in the entry. The refs to 'psalms' are equivalent to the 'singings of praise', but - as the article goes on to indicate - since 2010 these need not necessarily be psalms. Hope this helps. Iaineditor (talk) 08:55, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
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Should we say that "Wee Frees" is a pejorative term? I think we would need a better source than the one in the article. The key thing is, has it always been pejorative? Also, saying that it is "surprising" is blatant original research. That would need a reliable source, too. StAnselm (talk) 02:53, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
I have no attachment to the surprising. The Wee Free is a long standing insult and since it's before 1900 shouldn't be in the lead in this article unless the intention is to be insulting as you seem to want to be. Try searching the phrase "the free kirk, the wee kirk, the kirk without the steeple". I don't think that Scotch or for that matter nigger were always offensive. Nor should they be used with anything other than a great deal of care.
- Please stop your edit-warring. Also, please don't jump to conclusions about other editors' intentions. Your first few edits were good, but this has spoiled your work here. But back to the matter at hand: numerous independent, reliable sources use the phrase "Wee Frees" in a neutral manner -  - so it is certainly not necessarily pejorative. Also, I think you have your phrases confused: The ditty you quote was used of the pre-1900 body, but the phrase "Wee Frees" was not, AFAIK. StAnselm (talk) 04:09, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
The two phrases are not independent. The "Wee" part was always meant to be insulting and is, and was, taken that way. None of the sources you quoted discussed the offensiveness of the term. When the term is trotted out in the media it's almost always with weasel words like "commonly" or "popularly" meaning a lot of people do it. Nevertheless it remains an offensive term and you perhaps should do some more reading before reverting my edits. If you're told you're being offensive why don't you err on the side of caution and avoid the phrase? I didn't start an edit war. I removed an offensive term which you keep replacing whatever your intentions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ehdeejay (talk • contribs) 05:00, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
- You are certainly edit warring - you made a change to the article which was challenged. You should not have added it back in without first obtaining consensus. See also WP:BRD. Anyway, two of the books I linked to are from university presses, and the third is an encyclopedia - so it is not just a case of the media "trotting out" the term. You may be offended by it, but how do you know everyone is? Indeed, how do you know people found it offensive in the 1920s? You need to produce reliable sources. You say I should do more reading - fair enough: tell me what to read. StAnselm (talk) 05:08, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
You know the Moderator of their General Assembly found it offensive. Perhaps you think he was speaking in a private capacity rather than as a representative of his denomination when he made this plain as reported in the media. The link to a reliable source is there. I didn't put it there. I did therefore remove the offensive term. You did replace it - twice. I don't see the need to attempt to prove everyone finds it offensive. Is it not enough to know many people take it that way as shown in the link? Do you take this approach every time you see a potentially pejorative term? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ehdeejay (talk • contribs) 05:26, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
- Yes, the link was there - but why change the wording? When not just say that the designation is common but some within the church object to it? StAnselm (talk) 11:19, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
The designation as you call it is: "If used in reference to the present-day Free Church of Scotland, it is seen as a derogatory and offensive slur." The media know this as is shown by the BBC using the term they're reporting on as being offensive in their headline. I would expect better things on Wikipedia and from someone with a name and past Wikipedia history like yours. As far as I'm concerned you have the link and the one here I've just quoted. If you will not listen to them then I suppose you will not even listen if someone rises, looks you in the eye and tells you it is so.
- OK, I have reworded the lead per this reference. It is very helpful - it clarifies that the offensiveness is in reference to the present-day Free Church. I removed the (unsourced and dubious) reference to political correctness, and restored the plural in "Wee Frees" - that is the usual form. Also, I have restored the hatnotes - you seem to be unclear about how they work - please read WP:HATNOTE. But most of all, please lay off the personal attacks. StAnselm (talk) 21:22, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
- "Media enquiries". Free Church of Scotland. Retrieved 23 April 2017.