Today's BUGB e-news sweep reports the Papal visit to Scotland, identifying this as BUS 'territory' before noting that the Gen. Sec. of BUGB will be there in an official capacity.
Now I'm glad that Baptists are there... just that BUGB has to do it in BUS land makes me sigh. Why, oh why, won't BUS join in ecumenism officially? And why, oh why, can't the Fellowship of British Baptists be represented by the BUS Gen Sec. rather than BUGB? So now we re-enforce the assumed 'norm' of BUGB for the whole UK and the ecumenical-stupidity of the BUS. Sigh and double sigh.
To be fair, I don't know for certain that BUS aren't represented - but why would BUGB be if they were?
I love both Unions greatly, being part of each simultaneously, a more entertaining quirk of my church's identity, and each is being very good to me at the moment, I just wish this kind of niggly stuff didn't exist.