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Jim Allister: The proposed legacy structures are built on shameful foundations

This is a statement that accompanied Jim Allister MLA’s analysis yesterday on the government legacy consultation

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The Bible is an anthology of texts written over a millennium

Love is an abstraction with many subsets of meaning and practice

I am a perplexed Presbyterian after the absolutist diktat on human sexuality, marriage and baptism by the Doctrine committee of the PCI at the recent general assembly in Belfast.

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The Presbyterian Church stance on marriage is unchanged

The Presbyterian Church has not changed its historic position on marriage. Every elder and minister, on ordination subscribes to the Westminster Confession of Faith which in Chapter 24 clearly confirms that marriage is between one man and one woman.

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Brian Kennaway: Republicans have been murdering for generations

It should be no surprise to anyone that Sinn Fein should support abortion.

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Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

No doubt protesters are glad players had to quit NI

The ‘female lobby’ publicly stated that their wish was that the two rugby players, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, should never, ever play again for Ulster or Ireland.

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Republicans want punishment of others, but not their own

The editorial (‘Donaldson right to highlight the hypocrisy of SF on legacy,’ June 15) supporting Sir Jeffrey Donaldson’s position on Sinn Fein/IRA’s hypocrisy is factual regarding these apologists with a history of deeds reflecting sectarianism; racism; religious hatred; bloody revolution; and glorying in such achievements.

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Radical reform needed in care

At Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland, we were appalled by the recent revelations of abuse of elderly residents in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, including assault, withholding prescribed medication and neglect which in one case caused a weight loss of 10 stone in a five-month period.

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The reformer William Tyndale, who was burned for heresy, translated the New Testament into English, which had things to say about the issues debated at the General Assembly

Teaching on homosexuality is clear in the Bible translated by the reformed Martyr Tyndale

I was intrigued to read Lord Alderdice’s claim that “The Presbyterian Church in Ireland is no longer the spiritual heir of the Protestant Martyrs of the 16th century, and is instead becoming more like a present day representation of those who lit the fires that burnt them.”

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Northern Ireland has a unique opportunity to be in the EU single market and customs union but also in the UK

DUP and SF are squandering golden Brexit opportunity for NI

I am astounded at the absence of debate in Northern Ireland on the DUP’s stance on Brexit and the refusal of Sinn Fein to use its mandate in Westminster to prevent an economic and political calamity affecting the whole of Ireland.

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Letters to Editor

Law-abiding and rate-paying citizens get no help to stop intimidating flag flying

Last year a Belfast Community Newspaper published a letter claiming that Estate Agents calculated that the flying of flags in districts had the effect of depressing house values by between 8% and 20%.

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The general assembly of the Presbyterian Church

It is cruel to deny children the sacrament of baptism

The recent decision of the general assembly of the Presbyterian Church to exclude homosexuals and their children from full membership of the church is to be deeply regretted.

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Trump was never a warmonger

We all need to spare a thought for ‘never Trumper’ liberals worldwide, whose heads must be exploding again today.

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Wrong to penalise larger families

When Teresa May became prime minister she promised to help the JAMs — the Just About Managing families.

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A number of Queen's University academics have condemned honorary professorship for Peter Robinson but not SF's Mitchel McLaughlin

Academics condemn appointment of Robinson but are silent on SF man

So 37 Queen’s University staff and academics have supported a letter of condemnation regarding the Honorary Professorship of Peter Robinson.

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Presbyterians are right on marriage

All churches should support the Presbyterian church in the stand they have taken against same sex marriage.

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Letters to Editor

No mention of what the Lord says about the unborn

Regarding all the hype concerning the rights and wrongs of abortion, and so-called human rights, there is never a word about what the Lord says; or the human rights of the unborn child.

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Sammy Wilson MP and David Simpson MP pictured in Commons during abortion debate. Alderman John Finlay writes: "I want to commend my DUP colleagues at Westminster  who spoke out so clearly in the recent debate in the House of Commons"

John Finlay: Allowing limited abortion could open the flood-gates

As soon as the result of the Irish referendum on the eighth amendment was announced, the pro-abortion lobby quickly turned its sights on Northern Ireland, and the demand for change in the days since has been both menacing and relentless.

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Judges ignore fact that NI abortion laws protect the child

The UK Supreme Court judges’ opinion is just that — only their personal opinion.

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Brenda Chivers, centre, Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens, who is due to attend a bomb memorial service, with, from left, Sinn Fein colleagues, Belfast mayor Deirdre Hargey, vice chair of Fermanagh & Omagh John Feely and Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill MLA

Mayor should clarify her stance on the IRA campaign of violence

The new Sinn Fein mayor Brenda Chivers will supposedly attend a memorial service for those murdered and injured in the IRA bomb in Coleraine.

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