Presbyterians enter political fray…

THE Presbyterian Church has said no political party should be in government unless “it is fully committed to democratic methods alone and, where applicable, renounces and forsakes criminality and engages in complete, verifiable decommissioning”. Even Presbyterian liberals like Rev Ken Newell appear to have little confidence in Sinn Fein any longer.

On the Northern Bank robbery, Former Presbyterian Moderator the Rev Dr Alastair Dunlop said: “This wilful and planned act violated the law of God, subjected bank employees and their families to terror and cruelty, betrayed relationships with the two governments, other political parties and people of goodwill, and destroyed trust in the commitment of Sinn Fein to seek peace.”

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