I would like to commend the Rev David Clements for his article in the News Letter when he stated that he was “sorry” for the hurt caused by the statements on McGuinness (March 31, ‘Methodist minister sorry for hurt caused by McGuinness statements’).
My brother was murdered by the IRA in Londonderry.
I too wrote to Martin McGuinness on several occasions and never received a reply from him. I even enlisted his friend, the Rev David Latimer to pass on my letter to him to but no avail, not even a reply from Rev Latimer (I sent a letter and a follow-up, both by recorded delivery).
My brother’s name is on a plaque which hangs in his church with the names of all members who had been murdered by the IRA.
My young brother was a prison officer, aged 28, and he was brutally murdered by four gunmen as he arrived home from his shift at Magilligan Prison.
He was left to bleed out in the gutter outside our home in Londonderry.
There has never been anyone brought to justice.
I believe the Protestant clergy have failed in their duty to support the innocent victims and are being manipulated by the terrorists.
Martin McGuinness was the master of manipulation and used the gullible to further his own agenda.
He showed no remorse whatsoever for all the atrocities he masterminded. He was a ruthless terrorist to the end.
It is time for the Protestant clergy to step up to the plate and stop being facilitators for unrepentant terrorists.