Saturday, 17 September 2011

Sandra Chapman's comment on David Latimer

This morning (Saturday 17 September) the NewsLetter columnist Sandra Chapman had an interesting comment on Rev David Latimer.

Latimer in another world

Presbyterian minister the Rev David Latimer was photographed at the Sinn Fein conference at the weekend, arms raised above a sign which said Towards a New Republic, clearly enjoying his 15 minutes of fame before a delighted audience.

A friend of deputy first minster Martin McGuinness, his Reverence no doubt thought he was advancing the cause of peace by his presence at the conference.  Readers to this newspaper recorded their disgust.

They predicted his speech would insult victims of IRA terrorism.  However I don't think anyone should be insulted or disgusted.  Any clergyman who describes self-confessed former IRA man Martin McGuinness as 'one of the true great leaders of modern times' lives in a different world to the rest of us.

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