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)

South Antrim

This letter appeared in the Belfast News Letter on Wednesday 5 September 2018

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