Churches should speak for victims

Churches and clergy should be at forefront of getting justice for victims
Churches and clergy should be at forefront of getting justice for victims

It amazes me how that the churches can laud Martin McGuinness as a great man after the murder and mayhem that he and his IRA terrorists committed and have never even said sorry.

As Lord Tebbit said if you want forgiveness it comes after confession and repentance.

To my knowledge Mr McGuinness and the IRA have never said sorry to all the victims that they created during 40 years of violence.

I heard a minister of my own denomination try to liken Mr McGuinness to the apostle Paul and his conversion on the Damascus road.

There is a great difference as the apostle Paul confessed he was wrong to persecute Christians and his eyes were opened to his sin and he repented and followed Christ.

I have not heard Mr McGuinness say the IRA was wrong to murder and to bomb the economic heart out of Northern Ireland.

I am sure that there are many in the Christian church who have ministered to innocent victims and their families who live with the consequences of terrorism.

In my view the churches and their clergy should be at the forefront of getting justice for innocent victims and help stop the perpetrators rewriting history.

John Mulholland, Doagh