Revised Press Release
For immediate use - no embargo
14th January 2000 - 1510

A Fool and his Money are Soon Parted

Edinburgh Freethinkers today condemned Christian businessperson Brian Souter's attempt to buy up the Scottish Parliament by spending £1 million pounds on an advertising campaign against the repeal of anti-gay law Section 28.

Said Freethinkers spokesperson Karen Hetherington, "A fool and his money are soon parted. We hope that the Scottish Parliament and Executive aren't fooled too and that they will continue to support the repeal of this discriminatory law."

"The general public and, in particular, former owners of bus companies and trades unionists are well aware of the business ethics of this good Christian man. We're sure that they won't take any lessons in 'morality' from him".


Contact for Karen Hetherington: 0956 838904 or 0131-557 0412

Edinburgh Freethinkers
P.O. Box 666,