Friday, May 12, 2006


Robin the moral highground

He's a bit slow I must admit I found this letter amusing from the DUP's Robin Newton (pictured left, perhaps at Ibrox I don't know) who was compelled to write to the Belfast Telegraph to give his views on Catholic morality. Newton writes:

"During an interview on Sunday's Jonathon Dimbleby programme Cardinal Cormac O'Murphy, head of the Roman Catholic Church in GB, indicated it would be morally wrong for members of his faith to vote for the British National Party (BNP).

"If it is immoral for English Catholics to vote for BNP candidates why is it OK for their Northern Ireland co-religionists to support IRA/Sinn Fein members?

"The faults of the BNP pale into insignificance when compared with the atrocities carried out by IRA/Sinn Fein.

"Surely Northern Ireland's law-abiding people have the right to expect a comparable stance from the Primate of Ireland, Archbishop Sean Brady, if their church is to be perceived as consistent."

Robin Newton East Belfast DUP MLA

Staggering hypocrisy. Here is a man questioning the moral values of the Catholic Church when his own party leader, Ian Paisley, apparently a religious man, has spent much of his life preaching vile bigotry against people of the Catholic faith. What about his morals?

Surely NI's law-abiding people have the right to expect a comparable stance from yourself Mr Newton, if you are to be perceived as being consistent?


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