If pro-IRA graffiti is a hate crime, then so must be eulogising IRA murderers

I am somewhat bewildered by the article “IRA graffiti on Londonderry houses a ‘hate crime’” (31 July) This article goes on to refer to the writing of graffiti “IRA Ghost” daubed on “seven local homes and murals featuring the Apprentice Boys and British Legion” in Londonderry. The writer goes on to quote various sources describing this action, by unknown perpetuators.

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The Dunloy Debacle

Rev Brian Kennaway: The fault lies not with the Parades Commission but with Dunloy Lodge.  May I take issue with the comments of the John Finlay, Worshipful Master of LOL 496 (‘Our dismay at the denial of our liberties in Dunloy’). Mr Finlay states: “I wish to place on record our disgust, anger and dismay that, yet again, we are

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It might be unhelpful to refer to gay marriage as sin, but scripture says it is such.

The letter of Colin Flinn (‘PCI still alienates its LGBT members,’ June 9) raises a number of issues. The old adage ‘Don’t blame the messenger’ applies abundantly throughout this letter. Colin’s dispute is not with me or the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, but with the Apostle Paul and ultimately with God. It is the responsibility of both the Church and

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Presbyterian Church does tolerate dissent.

I note with some concern the rambling article of your columnist Fionola Meredith  (Comment, June 16). This article display a total lack of knowledge and is grossly offensive and arrogant in its assertiveness, when it argues in support of active discrimination. That, in itself, is a total negation of the equality she advocates. On her own admission she is certainly

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Biblical standards of morality hard to find

I read with interest the comments from Philip Campbell, Secretary of Caleb (B.T. 24th May), when he again appeals “to voters to support candidates who will defend Biblical standards of morality.” While it might well be a worthy call to support those who oppose “same-sex ‘marriage’ and support of the unborn child”, there is surely more to Biblical standards of

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A Truth and Reconciliation Committee will have little credibility in this post-truth age

A Truth and Reconciliation Committee will have little credibility in this post-truth age I note with some interest the response to the Sky News interview with Gerry Adams TD, and his offer to talk about his long-alleged involvement in the IRA, if an independent truth commission was established. I also note the response of Doug Beattie, MLA (News Letter, April

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Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland

Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland (Publisher: The History Press Ireland £17.99) by Robin Bury “How Protestants were all but ethnically cleansed in South” This book complements work already done by previous academics, like Peter Hart, Gerard Murphy, Marcus Tanner and others. It comes from the pen of one who grew up, among that community, in the latter half

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