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'Rubbish Party' Wins Seat in Scottish Election

Politics headlines may constantly flood the news, but in case you missed it, here's a headline that came out of the United Kingdom recently: "Scotland's One-Woman Rubbish Party Wins Seat in Local Elections." Yes, the Rubbish Party.

In a vote that filled three seats on a local council, Sally Cogley—the woman behind the party—"came in second after the Scottish National Party candidate, enough to win a seat."

The party has a very real website, and on it is Cogley's mission: "to rid the local community of all types of 'rubbish' from wasted resources to littering and dog fouling."

Cogley and her mission seem to be faring just as well as some other parties: "British publications were keen to point out that the Rubbish Party won as many seats—one—in … council and mayoral elections across England, Scotland and Wales as the right-wing U.K. Independence Party."

Potential Preaching Angles: There's an even deeper "rubbish" that the biblical prophets rail against—the rubbish of our sin and idolatry. They were on a mission to rid "the local community of all types of rubbish." Think of John the Baptist's warning about Jesus: "His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire" (Matt. 3:12).

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