“There’s a statue of Mary on there”

“I’m struggling to see how that could be a positive celebration of anything….in any other place people would think that would be some kind of a hate crime.”

If you do nothing else today or tomorrow, make sure you catch the powerfully emotive contribution of Pastor Lucas Parks to today’s BBC Radio Ulster The Sunday News programme (9 mins in.)

Pastor of Village Church Belfast, Lucas was speaking about the Chobham Street bonfire, which was sited in close proximity to his church.

Powerful words that deserve a wide airing in a society in which the ordinary 11th Night antics continue to pass as normality.