I refer to a tweet published in the Tweet of the Day column of Friday December 16.
As a Christian I object to the wording of the tweet under the name of Eamonn McCann @eamonderry.
For the benefit of readers who have not noticed the tweet, the writer appeared to mock “DUP GOD-BOTHERERS” following a Jonathan Bell interview by Stephen Nolan on BBC TV.
The writer stated that Mr Bell and his fellow God-botherers were given different messages by God to tell the truth in respect of the RHI Scheme issue.
The writer’s final comment was “*** God, make your mind up” (it was three capital letters that represented an expression/curse that could be considered blasphemous according to the Bible).
At the very least the tweet is a mockery of Christianity and an insult to God.
If such wording accurately reflects the thoughts of the man writing the tweet and he being a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, then I seriously despair for the future of reconciliation within our country.
I also wonder what the reaction would have been had a publication containing a similar insult directed at Allah been printed in the press.
Again I wonder should the tweet have been published, as it is most offensive to Christians.
It would appear that in today’s secular society, Christian beliefs are being sidelined and discriminated against.
W G Gumley, Belfast BT5