A hilarious reaction from Unionists as Tony Blair dared to suggest that some Protestants might in fact be a wee bit bigotted (never!). Of course there are bigotted Protestants, just as there are bigotted Catholics and indeed bigots of both religions and none who discriminate against many groups on grounds of race, religion or sexuality. There are of course also many good people on both sides of the divide.
UUP leader Reg Empey has reacted furiously to Blair's remarks and claims that "I am not aware of any cases of senior Protestant church leaders or Government officials calling for sectarian attacks on Catholics."
Really Reg? Well how about these remarks from a senior Protestant Church leader (and leader of Unionism to boot). Step forward Ian Richard Kyle Paisley!
Catholic homes caught fire because they were loaded with petrol bombs; Catholic churches were attacked and burned because they were arsenals and priests handed out sub-machine guns to parishioners
No mass! No Lemass!
This Romish man of sin is now in Hell (on the death of Pope John XXIII)
I denounce you, Anti-Christ!
I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system.
But the award for most astounding piece of hypocrisy of the day must surely go the singing preacher, the bould Willie McCrea who claimed that the "Protestant community had unreservedly condemned "so- called loyalists who murdered innocent Catholics".
That's grand Willie but I assume this universal condemnation would mean a complete refusual to support or have anything to do with the violently secterian LVF or any of its founders or members.
Hold on a minute............................