The Examiner reports, “A Church of Ireland clergyman, who was driven from his Northern home, has said Orange zealots should be banned from taking part in Cork’s St Patrick’s Day parade.” Hat tip Maca!”Rev Armstrong, his wife June, and their children, Sarah and Mark, were forced to flee their home in Limavaddy, Co Derry, in the Eighties after extending the hand of friendship to Catholic neighbours.
They lived across the road from a Catholic Church which was bombed in 1985. Rev Armstrong publicly criticised the attack.
“Threats came along. The bible was quoted to me by men in bowler hats who said this was God’s work,” he said.”
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