From THE HERALD (Scotland):
A Church of Scotland minister has apologised after dressing up as a nun and posting the picture on his Facebook page. Reverend Gary Caldwell of Flowerhill (oh, how perfect) Church in Airdrie has now removed the pictures of him posing while wearing a habit after a complaint was made to the Presbytery of Hamilton, North Lanarkshire.
The picture was meant to be light-hearted and the minister has now apologised for any offence caused, a spokesman for the Kirk said. He did not realise that anybody would be offended by it.
Parishioners’ online comments about the picture included: “Am laughing and thinking that there must be some nun somewhere with a beard to rival yours!” (ah, yes – the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are mightily hirsute)
Another posted: “Like to see you wear it first Sunday back at Flowerhill!”
But a Catholic who lives in the parish said, “Reverend Caldwell seems to think it amusing to dress up as a Catholic nun and to have this as his main public Facebook picture. I understand the Presbytery intend not to take any action against Reverend Caldwell, which I find astonishing as the picture is offensive to me as a Catholic.” (Yes, well, on that basis the pope and his curia should be removed from the planet for offending most of humanity).