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Northern Ireland: Alliance Party leader ‘treated harshly’ by his church over equal marriage support

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  1. Time to ditch the fairy-tales, and the people who use them to bully and control others, Mr Ford.

    It’s a tough lesson, but thanks for your support. You have ours.

  2. Steve Krotz 28 Apr 2013, 8:51pm

    The christian taliban is trying to take over as many governments as they can get away with. What makes them any better than the muslin taliban??

  3. dorset bob 28 Apr 2013, 9:17pm

    You can be sure that none of the voters who wanted the alliance party to represent them realised that policy would be dictated by some god bothering bigots.As usual, when the church dosent get its way it resorts to bullying tactics. Religeous fairy tales have no place in politics.They should keep their twisted beleifs to themselves.

  4. That There Other David 28 Apr 2013, 10:44pm

    Do I read this correctly? His support will now be “investigated” by the church?

    How about they “investigate” finding a way out of the 18th century instead?

    1. That’s on their agenda, right after getting the directions of “pulling head out of ass” completed first.

  5. Remember: these are the people who value freedom of belief and conscience so highly that they want the right to discriminate against us.

    It’s freedom of conscience, you see. Just like the freedom of conscience they’re prepared to give Mr Ford. Oh.

  6. “Lord Alderdice has said that this is a difficult time for Ford, as his faith was of particular importance to him.”
    Answer: Keep your faith – dump your church and find one that’s not full of homophobic bigots. Simples.

    1. Good Advice Truth!

  7. Colin (London) 30 Apr 2013, 11:52am

    Dear People of Northern Ireland,
    Your religious leaders are holding you back in every conceivable way. From civil rights to employment to minority rights for gays and women. For goodness sake waken up and think what you want for the next generation. Others fought for you. Get these blighters out of any thinking persons life. selling you an afterlife better than today but taking your money. Thieves and robbers by another name.
    Waken up fellow citizens.

    1. colin (London) 30 Apr 2013, 11:58am

      Why have so many of you moved to other countries never to return. You are a back water and will always be until you good proud people face and evict the church accoss the board. Move into the modern world. Your prosperity, your childrens future and democracy demand it.

      Go on tell me how much cash the church put into your hands for your kids welfare… Go on enlighten me. How much did you give it for fairy tails and sore knees.

      i’m not insulting you. I believe in you but a you that wants a future. the church has had x thousand years to help you… Do you feel helped?

      grow a pair and move post religion all of Ireland both North and South.

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