There is nothing as illiberal as the illiberality of the liberal.
I note with some confusion the letter of Paula Bradshaw, “Alliance has always been a party that is pro human rights” (News Letter 4 September)
She makes the astounding statement “Alliance is a liberal party, we stand guilty as charged.”
How can a truly liberal party call for a ‘ban’ on anything – Andrew Muir, former Alliance Mayor of Bangor recently called for a ban on Gay conversion therapy.
How can a truly liberal party force candidates to deny their conscience or leave the party – as in the case of enforcing support for ‘same-sex marriage’ on candidates.
Obviously there is nothing as illiberal as the illiberality of the liberal.
Brian Kennaway (Rev, ret’d)
This letter appeared in the Belfast News Letter on Wednesday 5 September 2018