January 2016

Index to this edition


Christians bearing the consequences of compromise

volcanoGiven the Saviour’s words in Luke 17:28-30 – “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed,” we cannot but take note as we see the same evil atmosphere that characterised the evil cities of the plain springing up around us.

What believers may tolerate, God cannot. Lot lived amongst these evil citizens and raised his family there and seemed bent on continuing in the city had not God’s judgment fallen upon it and the other wicked cities.

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Exploits for Christ in the last days

bible_image“ . . . but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits,” Daniel 11:32.

The synopsis of a message preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church by Rev Ivan Foster at the evening service, January 10th, 2016, in which points he was unable to touch upon in the message are given.

Daniel is a book of prophecy. There is a lot of disputing about what it is that Daniel says. Do not be surprised at that. Disputes surround every doctrine of the Word of God – the new birth, assurance of salvation, the doctrine of the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. These are but a few of the Bible subjects that have been surrounded by disputings ever since God sent forth His Word.
The reason why there are such disputings is easily understood. The devil would seek to sow confusion and spread disbelief in order to rob men of God’s truth and the infinite blessing that may be accrued through believing God.

Prophecy is no exception. When the devil has everyone arguing about the subject, he then whispers, “See, this is such a difficult subject, it is a waste of time to study it!”

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Merchandising the Gospel

This is a challenging message by Pastor Ralph Ovadal of “The Heart of the Matter” programme and Pilgrims Covenant Church, Monroe, Wisconsin.

He deals with the issue of the growing practice of conferences featuring “celebrity preachers” charging a fee to those who wish to attend and hear the Word of God.

This practice is in startling contrast to the Saviour’s exhortation in Matthew 10:8: “Freely ye have received, freely give.”

– The Editor

Listen to the an audio recording here.

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Editor’s correspondence with ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty

 Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly

Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly

Back in 2002, I entered into a correspondence in the pages of “The Burning Bush” with a Roman Catholic priest from Belfast. The correspondence arose after I wrote a letter in reply to an article by the priest in “The Belfast Telegraph” of August 24th, 2002.

I was grieved at such a platform being given to the errors and deceptions of Rome and commented on the priest’s article in a letter to “The Belfast Telegraph.”

It will be noted how our two replies to the priest were edited by the ‘Letters Editor’ of “The Belfast Telegraph” before they quickly closed the exchange after two exchanges.

The Word of God was not liked by that ecumenical newspaper back then and it is still the case. Every effort was made to shield and protect the priest of Rome from the rebuke of God’s Word.

We are republishing the correspondence, which continued for eight exchanges, and appeared in “The Burning Bush” from October 2002 until May 2003, because of the publicity given to the ‘warm relationship’ that was manifested between this priest and Pastor James McConnell during the recent trial occasioned by Pastor McConnell’s pulpit statements about Islam. Pastor McConnell asked ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty to speak on his behalf during the trial.

It is timely also since the decision of the judge in that trial is be announced early in January.

All this “ecumenical camaraderie” between the pastor and the priest may appear to some to give endorsement of the teachings of Rome and it is for this reason we highlight again the errors this priest, like all Roman Catholic clerics, propagates.

Needless to say, it also highlights the folly of James McConnell!

Read Part 1 of the exchange here.

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Refreshing rain in a weary wilderness

A sermon preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, back in May 2003, by Rev Ivan Foster which is very appropriate as we continue our Christian pilgrimage into a new year.

“Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary,” Psalms 68:9.

Read the sermon here or listen using the player below

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Pictures of Christ series

Rev. Ivan FosterRev. Foster is engaged in a series of studies in Kilskeery Independent Christian School morning assemblies in which he deals with the theme, “Pictures of Christ in the Bible”, the descriptions and types of Christ given in the Scriptures.

You can listen to these studies using the player below. Each new study will be added as it becomes available.

Previously published studies in this series can be heard here.

Bible pictures of Christ Pt 25
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 26
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 27
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 28
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 29
Bible pictures of Christ Pt 30

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Latest news stories

How long before the IRA blames La Mon and Enniskillen on the Brits?

Ex-soldier asks PSNI to investigate series of IRA attacks on him during the Troubles – (All this stems from a placating terrorists rather than prosecuting them!!!)

UUP under fire in Haass talks ‘amnesty’ row – (‘No pursuit of lawbreakers’ is a logical position for a sodomite to take!!)

Transgender baptisms offered at Greater Manchester church – (Nothing else could be expected from an ungodly Unitarian church!!)

Arlene Foster’s fury at US video describing Orange Order as supremacists and claiming anti-Catholic discrimination is rife in Northern Ireland

Murdered GAA star’s family call for change in law

DUP’s Jim Wells still in dark over South Down candidacy

Roman Catholic seminary student ‘sought sex with baby girl’

Anti-Islamic group Pegida Ireland to be officially launched at rally in Dublin

One in five (southern) Irish graduates has no more than basic grasp of language and numeracy

Legal action against soldiers ‘could undermine Britain on the battlefield’ warns chief of general staff

EU leaders: ‘No link’ between Cologne sex attacks and migrant crisis – (Whitewash. That will solve the problem!!)

Now EU leaders say Cologne sex attacks had NOTHING to do with migrant crisis

Labour MP refuses to apologise after comparing Cologne attacks to a night out in Birmingham

British mother found guilty of joining Islamic State and encouraging terrorism

Tareena Shakil guilty: Woman who took toddler son to Syria to join Isis convicted

Russian plane crash: Egyptian airline mechanic allegedly detained in connection with Sinai attack

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January 28

Stakeknife: detectives from other UK forces to investigate

Did secret deal stymie Army plan to annihilate the IRA? – (It could have and should have been done!!)

‘MOD has money for wars, but not inquests’ – Judge

Judge’s Intemperate and Politically Charged Comments Inappropriate

Shankill Road bomb: IRA double-agent ‘deliberately set device to explode prematurely’

Police making no further comment on Shankill allegations

Stormontgate and a question for Sinn Fein over the targeting of my wife Mary

Bloody Sunday police ‘must probe RUC murders’ – (What is meant is the ‘murder of RUC men’!)

MPs send Tony Blair list of questions over IRA and Gaddafi

Reputation clear, Jim Wells has the right to return to politics – (It will be sad if Jim runs for a power-sharing party!!)

Gardaí should be able to cross Border, say TDs

IRA victim ‘disgusted’ by Adams waxwork – (The real thing is even more ‘disgusting’!!)


January 27

Nesbitt’s call after TUV man Cudworth joins UUP ranks – (So much for this man’s opposition to power-sharing with Sinn Fein/IRA!!!)

Sammy Wilson: Right to exempt Sunday Schools from inspection – (Here is a modern example of how government inference can intrude upon the affairs of Christ’s Kingdom!!)

Chief Constable: RUC had no warning before Shankill bomb

The real truth may be another casualty of this massacre

RUC was unaware of Shankill bomb plan, says police chief Hamilton

Abortion: NI justice minister to appeal High Court ruling

SAS ‘acted disproportionately’ in Loughgall – (What is disproportionate about those who came to murder in cold blood getting shot!!!)

TUV Welcome DUP Policy Change on Dublin Interference in UK Matters

Arlene Foster: ‘People don’t take kindly to being told what to do over EU’

NI Assembly refuses to comment on claim of social media sackings

Shocking footage of cops being bombarded with BOMBS on streets of British town (Lurgan) is compared to ISIS violence – (What’s new? – ISIS and IRA are all pigs of the one sow’s litter!!)

What saved Dev (Éamon de Valera) from firing squad?

Isil exploiting migrant routes to smuggle jihadists back to Britain using fake documents

Russia sparks diplomatic incident with Germany over ‘cover-up’ of teen raped by Arabic man – (One liar accuses another liar of telling lies – take your pick!!!)

Almost two thirds of refugees entering Europe are NOT fleeing war, EU Commissioner claims – (REALLY! Who would have believed it??)

Refugees WILL have valuables seized under strict new laws to delay family reunification

Poland sending 46,000 troops to border with Russia as fears grow over Putin expansionism


January 26

Gerard Hampson: ‘Serious failings’ in police investigation

NI abortion law: Attorney general lodges appeal over high court ruling

Ex-IRA chief to appoint member of ‘truth commission’ for victims – (The madness that grips our nation is beyond description!!!)

Alexandra Mezher: Woman, 22, stabbed to death during ‘fight’ at shelter for teenage refugees in Sweden

Police allegedly knew about Shankill bomb plan and could have prevented it

Ombudsman investigates ‘Shankill bomb informer’ claim

Mother of Shankill bomb victim calls for probe into ‘informant’

Bloody Sunday investigation a “farce” and “political stunt” – Tim Collins

Gunman fires shot at PSNI officers in Lurgan as more than 100 petrol bombs thrown at cordon during security alert

‘New IRA’ blamed for ‘Armalite’ rifle in Strabane – (‘New’, ‘Old’ – what’s the difference? They are all murderers!!!)

Republicans stir up row over Army school visit

Museum of Free Derry gets £500,000 extra funding – (An extra £1/2 million to glorify anarchy and murder!!!)

Story told at ‘Free Derry’ museum to be scrutinised – (If the ‘scrutiny’ is like DUP’s other scrutinies, little will come of it!!!)

Doomsday Clock: Everything that could lead scientists to announce humanity is closer to apocalypse than ever before – (How good to have the Bible rather than the ravings of very fallible men!!)


January 25

‘Stormontgate’ arrests orchestrated to protect Denis Donaldson

Top level agent gave information on Shankill attack

Kingsmills massacre: Arlene Foster at service to mark 40th anniversary

Kingsmill massacre “disturbingly similar” to Islamic State atrocities, Arlene Foster says

‘Sinn Féin answers to men with boiler suits and balaclavas’

DUP chairman seeks to play down row in Foyle branch

‘Protestant St Patrick’ row sparks religious debate – (The followinging BB article was sent to the writer of this newspaper article but no reference to it is seen!! – The Apostle of Ireland)

Sister of IRA man killed at Loughgall welcomes ‘significant’ meeting with Lord Chief Justice – (Murderers perished engaged in terrorism – end of case!!)

Ex-prisoners and dissidents share in €333m EU peace cash bonanza

‘Mum will go to her grave without knowing truth about William’s murder’ – McGuinness refuses to tell what he knows of the ’72 Claudy bombing

Poppi Worthington: Full extent of Cumbria Police failings revealed in judge’s review

Poppi Worthington’s grandparents call for police and social services to be prosecuted for negligence

Lord Bramall owed police ‘apology’ over child sex probe – Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

Lord Bramall accuser ‘to be investigated for wasting police time’

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams backs 2,000 travellers who could face eviction from Co Louth site

Liam Fox calls for Britain to leave EU and become “an independent sovereign nation” again

Europe: the gloves are off as Tory rift widens

Police arrest 24 after migrants stormed ferry temporarily closing Port of Calais

French government promises to keep law and order in Calais

Migrants with more than one wife will get EXTRA benefits under new reforms

Jeremy Corbyn wants a Northern Ireland-style ‘power sharing’ deal for the Falklands

Jeremy Corbyn: All Calais migrants who want to come to Britain should be allowed entry

Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted not to enter SF coalition, claims Fine Gael’s Hayes

Church of England attendance drops below a million for the first time – and the real situation could be even worse


January 23

RC priest, Paul Symonds: Ballymena priest to retire after Catholic Church inquiry

Priest investigated but not charged to retire from public ministry

Teenager has been shot in Belfast in a punishment style attack

Jamie Bryson calls for end to all loyalist flag protests – (The lure of the leather benches of Stormont at work??!!)

EU leaders consider two-year suspension of Schengen rules – France warns entire European project in ‘very grave danger’

Could the refugee crisis really break up the European Union?

First Minister to press ahead with welfare plan despite paramilitary reservations

Minister’s concern at use of Ti Chulainn Centre for health care – (Health care and a monument to IRA killers don’t go together!!!)

New controversy over south Armagh centre’s IRA memorial

SDLP unperturbed as Martin McGuinness sets sights on Foyle seat

UUP legal bid to end Catholic schools’ fair employment opt out


January 22

PPS revisit 1988 file on soldier who killed Aidan McAnespie in Tyrone

The Disappeared: finding the truth behind the IRA’s lost victims

My grandfather signed the Ulster Covenant, Irish Government Minister says

SF deputy leader McDonald insists Sinn Féin will be in government eventually

Dublin’s deputy prime minister Joan Burton accuses SF’s Mary McDonald of ’tsunami of hate and invective’

EU referendum: Tories accused of trying to ‘gag’ MPs who want to persuade local members to vote ‘leave’

TRUE horror of Cologne attacks finally REVEALED – 821 complaints

Now Germany admits it DOESN’T KNOW where more than 600,000 registered asylum seekers are

EU could go UNDER in 6 WEEKS, Dutch PM claims as France admits ‘we weren’t built for this’

Fury in Calais as evicted gangs battle tear gas and riot cops to cling to UK–bound trucks – (Total anarchy!!)

French government ‘very likely’ to vote to extend state of emergency, despite UN criticism

Martin McGuinness would consider going to the Twelfth… but Orange Order says he’s not invited

Orange Order Stance on McGuinness Correct

Poppi Worthington: toddler’s father could face charges as CPS reviews decision not to prosecute – (Good! It is sad that the death penalty is not still with us!!)

Vladimir Putin ‘probably’ approved poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, finds inquiry


January 21

Entitlement of paramilitaries to welfare plan ‘scandalous’

Priority for terrorists on welfare – Stormont’s latest shame

Dissident republicans threaten former Sinn Féin mayor

Martin McGuinness condemns death threat against Sinn Fein Colr. Sean McGlinchey

Gerry Adams tries to duck IRA inquest Martin McGuinness is happy to attend

Alliance and SDLP are ‘doormats of DUP and Sinn Fein’ says Allister

Ex-DUP councillor Ruth Patterson claims St Patrick was ‘former Protestant’ as she urges loyalists to ‘re-think’ flag protest

Ruth Patterson: ‘St Patrick was a Protestant’

Teebane widow: Families angry that we’ve been forgotten about

The Disappeared: Jean McConville’s family granted leave to apply for judicial review to see police murder file

‘Jimmy Savile raped children as young as nine’ while working at BBC, leaked report finds – (This filthy brute was feted by royals and politicians!!!)

Jimmy Savile: ‘Deferential culture’ at BBC condemned in leaked report on disgraced star

Lancashire police say ‘terrorist house’ incident not about spelling mistake

‘The floodgates will open’ Calais migrants free to come to UK after landmark court ruling – (The spirit of the lemming at work!!)


January 20

EU deals fresh migrant blow to David Cameron’s renegotiation – (What a den of lies and evil scheming the EU is!!)

EU’s scrapping of asylum arrangement could see Britain FORCED to take more migrants

Germany should close its borders to refugees, Angela Merkel’s own transport minister says

Poppi Worthington: Call for public inquiry into sudden death of 13-month-old shortly after she was sexually assaulted by her father – (A tragic story that exposes the corruption at the heart of our society!!)

No quick resolution for Troubles victims, Foster admits in first Question Time grilling by MLAs

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly may be asked to appear at Gareth O’Connor inquest

Gerry Adams is hopeful he’ll be Taoiseach for the Easter Rising centenary

Row over move to commemorate Irishmen who died with Munster Fusiliers

Britain to return 1916 banner seized as war trophy from Countess Markievicz’s home

Martin McGuinness to appear before legacy inquest over IRA activities

McGuinness ‘must tell all he knows about Troubles deaths’ – (That would take a long time!!!)

‘Jihadi John’ death: Islamic State says Mohammed Emwazi killed

Jihadi Sid’s benefit scrounger pals boast of Sharia UK and being paid by YOU to spout bile – (UK is paying for its own destruction!!!)

Muslim cleric ‘says Cologne sex attacks were VICTIMS’ fault because they wore perfume’

Pakistan attack: Dozens killed and injured as militants storm university

Pakistan university attack: Taliban kills 21 people including students after storming campus near Peshawar

‘Praying to Allah caused Derry man’s tracking tag to fall off, court told – (And we are supposed to believe him!!!)

Mystery MLA’s libel settled using Assembly’s insurance – (Once again the public purse must pay for politician’s stupidity!!)

Northern Ireland grammar school suspends schoolboy (14) for drug dealing – (Christian parents please take note!!)

Stephen Hawking: Humanity is going to use science and technology to wipe itself out, professor warns – (So much for ‘evolution’ !!!)


January 19

Arlene Foster demands reality check over police funding for legacy cases

Troubles inquests ‘obstructed to protect RUC’ say victims’ families

Gardai on alert as feud between ‘Mr Big’ gang and dissident mob escalates

Fitzgerald casts doubt on IRA sex abuse probe

Sinn Fein gathering on beach with US gangster link branded ‘a pantomime’

1916 celebrations will brings those of different faiths closer, says Michael Noonan – (Just what planet these men are on is in question!!)

We can’t let SF use 1916 to justify IRA’s recent campaign of violence

Vatican thanks Belfast for invitation to Pope Francis – (Shame on the Council for such an action!!)

Lord Janner: Chances missed to prosecute, says inquiry

Lord Janner: CPS and police were ‘wrong’ not to prosecute earlier, says official report

Lord Janner: Three chances to prosecute politician over child sex abuse allegations were missed, report finds

About 50 per cent more Catholics than Protestants enter higher education


January 18

It’s only a matter of time before Sinn Féin is in (Irish) government, says Adams

SF’s IRA history ‘forgets’ Whitey Bulger arms deal

Adams and Sinn Fein are revising the Rising in their own way

New push for compensation for IRA victims – (Why is there no push to compensate victims from Sinn Fein/IRA funds???)

IRA bomb victims to meet ministers amid effort to win compensation from Libya for its role in smuggling explosives to Northern Ireland

Fresh appeal on 24th anniversary of Teebane IRA atrocity

Department criticised over Sinn Féin benefits probe silence

Executive urged to overrule O’Dowd in exams grading row

Gay marriage isn’t splitting the Anglican Communion – it’s holding it together – (When a church is held together by such – that is apostasy!!!)

Merkel’s nightmare: Nearly half of Germans now fear refugees after Cologne attacks

Immigrants must improve English in two-and-a-half years or face deportation, says David Cameron – (Yeah, right!!!???)

David Cameron says migrant families could be broken up and mothers deported if they fail new English test

Medical student in plot to assassinate police and soldiers in drive-by London shootings, court hears – (He must have a wonderful ‘bedside manner’!!)

Milos Zeman: Czech President says integrating Muslims is ‘practically impossible’

Lord Bramall slams ‘heavy handed’ police for ‘grotesque witchhunt’ over child sex claims

Lord Bramall: Ex-army head to face no action on child abuse claims

Scotland Yard should consider apology to Field Marshal Lord Bramall, suggests David Cameron

No Icelanders under 25 believe God created the universe, poll claims – (They used to believe that the earth was flat. They’ll learn!!)

Protestant leader dismisses criticism of Pope’s NI visit – (He is far from being a Protestant!!!!)


January 16

High Court: you can beat up a burglar without breaching their human rights

Robert McCartney’s sister challenges Kelly to release IRA murder report – (Which must mean that Gerry Kelly is perceived to have authority within the IRA!!!)

McGuinness ponders future as Sinn Fein leader – (I wonder has he ever pondered the terrible eternal future he faces??!!)

Eminent lawyer joins Ashers’ legal team

Arlene Foster: ‘IRA tried to kill my Dad, I understand victims

Sam McBride: While lauding Robinson, Foster has subtly taken a different path

Sinn Fein’s attempt to rewrite the history of 1916 is colossally stupid

Blair refuses to appear at IRA-Libya inquiry

The cover-up unravels: Yet ANOTHER migrant sex attack exposed by brave schoolgirl victims – (What a folly the whole sentimentally motivated ‘immigration crisis’ is!!)

Male asylum seekers banned from German swimming pool after Cologne attacks

Pay to stay: Swiss confiscate migrants’ valuables and take 10% migrant tax from wages – (Somebody is starting to ‘get real’!!)

Jihadi Sid’s hatred for the UK revealed in documentary The Jihadis Next Door

Extremists killed as operation ends at Burkina Faso hotel seized by al Qaida

Dawn raids carried out as police say that Jakarta attack was funded by Isil

Burkina Faso attacks: Second hotel ‘under assault’ after Islamists kill at least 20 in earlier siege

Most Protestants would welcome visit by Pope: top Church of Ireland official – (WRONG! No PROTESTANT would welcome him!!)

Church of Ireland in turmoil again over same-sex marriage

Archbishop Welby sorry for Anglican ‘hurt’ to LGBT community – (What of the offence to God and His Holy Law which sodomy is??!!)

Lord Janner ‘abused 12 at children’s homes’ – (That these crimes could go ‘undetected’ indicate what a cesspit society has become!!)


January 15

Fury growing in Germany over mounting evidence of a cover-up of migrant sex crimes

EU will FALL amid terror and migrant strain – and it’s starting in Germany, admits Martin Schulz, EU head

Arlene Foster cautious on bridging Troubles impasse by May

New SDLP leader: I am a republican – (Surprise, surprise!!)

Martin McGuinness says commemorations are ‘unifying force’ – (Where does this ‘ejit’ get his notions?)

Anglicans step back from brink of schism over homosexuality – (Compromise was every a chief instrument of the devil!!)

Anglican communion to restrict US Church over gay marriage


January 14

Jamie Bryson: Peter Robinson joked that he was once ‘more hardline’ than me

Conservative Club honours IRA bomber Gerry McGivern by lowering Union flag to half mast

Conservative MP David Mundell comes out publicly as a sodomite

Turkey arrests three Russians after Istanbul suicide attack

Push to reveal secret files on Gibraltar killings

Sinn Féin councillor in housing benefits probe

Adams’ crucial coded warnings to Robinson

Full McConnell trial cost figures emerge, but total unclear

The McConnell ruling suggests such a case could happen again – (We can be very sure that it will!!)

Met Police to get 600 more armed police to boost terror response

Jakarta attacks: ‘Seven dead’ as Isil-linked group bomb Starbucks and crowd hit by grenades – latest


January 13

Mrs Foster is First Minister because she is willing to sweep IRA murder under the carpet – Statement by TUV leader, Jim Allister

Finance minister: DUP leader Arlene Foster appoints Mervyn Storey – (M. Storey moves and another FPC elder takes over responsibility for ministry which financed sodomite/blasphemous organisations in the past!!!)

Mervyn Storey confirmed as new Stormont Finance Minister

‘Nothing to worry about’, claims DUP MP in expenses probe

Church of England attendance plunges to record low

Cologne sex attacks: German police arrest 200 extremists after anti-migrant rally

Cologne sexual assaults: Vigilante gangs attack asylum seekers after vowing to ‘clean up’ German city

Now Germany offers refugees sex equality classes as MORE shocking rape claims emerge

Now even Merkel says ENOUGH: Germany sends hundreds of migrants ‘back to Austria’ EACH DAY

Another embarrassment for Merkel: Germany to ease deportation rules after Cologne attacks

Refugee crisis: Germany sending hundreds of asylum seekers back to Austria every day as mood shifts

Suicide bomber kills 10 people, mainly Germans, in Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister says Istanbul bomber was ‘Islamic State member’

Istanbul attack: Suicide bomber was ‘Syrian man born in 1988’

Fox News claims Barack Obama used ‘raw onion’ to make him cry during gun control speech


January 12

Ex-UDR man recalls gun battle with IRA gang

Political leaders welcome Arlene Foster as new First Minister

Interview: DUP’s Christian values will not change, says Foster – (Sadly, they have changed already over the recent years!!)

Enda Kenny ‘disappointed’ at Foster’s attitude to 1916

IRA’s numerous atrocities cast a long shadow over Rising centenary

Sinn Féin ‘not stealing our republican clothes…They’re a mafia group’, says Martin

McGuinness hails Robinson’s leadership and friendship – (Who would want such a man’s praise??)

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Sinn Fein loves to smear Catholics who object to them

There will be no honeymoon period, Foster told

Police in Sweden accused of hushing up asylum seeker assaults at festival

DUP’s Jim Shannon probed over expenses claim

Expense claims of DUP MP Jim Shannon to be investigated

Why Sinn Féin MLA’s libel is not covered by Stormont insurance


January 11

Roman Catholic Church investigates alleged abuse of more than 200 boys in choir conducted by Pope Benedict’s brother

Germany will deport migrants who break law, warns Angela Merkel as thousands join anti-Islam protest and police admit that “majority” of those suspected of sex attacks were asylum-seekers or illegal immigrants

Foreigners attacked in Cologne amid New Year assault tensions

Speculation mounts over Gerry Adams’s future as SF leader

Gerry Adams not quit as leader, says Sinn Fein

IRA Gun shipment crew lauded at SF 1916 event

Rev Brown: McConnell’s ‘Islam is satanic’ views are backed up in Bible and Confession

‘Dire’ split looms as Anglican rivals use separate rooms at summit

Anglican communion’s ‘bitter divide’ over gay rights

Fury as Government body HELPS immigrants QUASH CONVICTIONS for illegal entry to Britain

Arlene Foster: Easter Rising was attack on democracy


January 9

No action taken on terror monuments in past five years

Europe in crisis over sex attacks by migrants amid calls for emergency EU meeting – (See Genesis 6:11 and cf Luke 17:26 to understand the significance of the increasing tide of violence!)

Cologne sex attacks: ‘Something terrible took place here. But it’s as though it never happened’

Cologne police chief ‘REMOVED from post’ as migrant sex attack fears spread across Europe

Cologne police chief removed after New Year Eve attacks

Cologne Police Chief Removed Over Assaults

Cologne sex attacks: City’s police chief removed from post over violence

Police in Cologne arrest two men in connection with the sex attacks on women on New Year’s Eve and confirm asylum seekers among suspects

Did 1,000-strong sex gang ALSO strike in Zurich? Police probe ANOTHER string of attacks

Unprecedented sex harassment in Helsinki at New Year, Finnish police report – Police ‘tipped off’ about plans by groups of asylum seekers to harass women

Farage claims Cologne sex attacks ‘covered-up’ as he warns gangs could come to Britain

Sinn Fein’s Phil Flanagan tweets apology to unionist MP Tom Elliott after UDR shooting remarks

Sinn Fein MLA faces big bill after admitting libelling UUP MP

Sinn Fein’s Phil Flanagan to pay libel damages for falsely suggesting UUP rival Tom Elliott shot people

Libyan assets of £9bn ‘can’t be used for IRA victims’

Philadelphia police officer ambushed ‘in the name of Islam’

Islamic State gunman tries to ‘assassinate’ US police officer ‘in the name of Islam’

Isis militant Ali Saqr al-Qasem publicly executes his own mother in Raqqa after accusing her of ‘apostasy’

Muslim preacher who ‘said husbands should hit their wives’ allowed to tour UK universities


January 8

Arlene Foster: I won’t be associated with 1916 Easter Rising events

Easter Rising: DUP’s Foster will have nothing to do with centenary of rebellion in Ireland

Gerry Adams says ‘Slab’ conviction will not damage Sinn Féin – (A black spot on a bucket of tar is rarely noticed!!!)

TUV attacks Ramadan exam timetable plans as ‘pure belligerence’

Declassified files: NIO saw Molyneaux as master of survival who lacked will to lead

Suspects in Cologne sex attacks ‘claimed to be Syrian refugees’ (You would never hear about it only it was leaked!!!)

Two teenage girls attacked by four ‘Syrian nationals’ in southern Germany

‘Some of the Cologne sex attackers claimed to be Syrian refugees’, according to leaked police report

Cologne sexual assaults: British girl describes seeing screaming women being attacked on New Year’s Eve

Cologne sex attack gang could face DEPORTATION as Germany finally gets tough

Fury over silence on ‘mass sex attacks’ in Germany

Unprecedented sex harassment in Helsinki at New Year, Finnish police report

Alabama sues US government over Syrian refugees

Bit of a change of tune? Angela Merkel now wants to REDUCE flow of migrants into the EU

Nazi thugs yell ‘Hitler is on the way’ before pelting Jewish shoppers with gas canisters


January 7

Dissident republicans: Irish police warn of increasing threat as they display seized weapons

Hamas-style rockets being developed by dissidents

Irish police display deadly haul of dissident republican weapons

Kingsmills 40 years on: Legacy of 1916 stymied Garda fight against IRA

Defiant ‘Satanic Islam’ case pastor feted like modern pop star and vows to keep on preaching Gospel – (A little different from Acts 5:41!)

Sammy Wilson: Top prosecutor must be removed over Pastor McConnell – (See Belfast Newsletter 26th Feb ‘14)

Barra McGrory, Sinn Fein and the IRA! – (Interesting read!!!)

Rockets, mortars, AK47s – IRA dissidents’ deadly weapons haul seized by police

100 out of 130 beggars arrested in Belfast were not homeless, say police

‘Cover-up’ over Cologne sex assaults blamed on migration sensitivities – (It now has become a racist crime to highlights the depravity of some entering Europe as “needy immigrants”!!)

Germany’s Cologne branded a “no-go zone” for women by the 18-year-old victim of sex attack carried out by Middle Eastern or North African men

German police search for 1,000 men after mass sexual assault in Cologne

GCSE and A-level exams to be timetabled around Ramadan to help Muslim students

Brutal mass gang attack on father-of-two caught on CCTV

Flying pioneer Amy Johnson ‘chopped to pieces by Royal Navy ship’s propeller’, historian says

Fox cub dies in agony after animal hater sets banned traps in South London – (Amazing that such an article appears in a country that legalises the murder of millions of unborn babies!!!)


January 6

Former RAF pilot talks of ‘respect’ for beliefs of IRA attackers – (What a fool! How long until they talk of ‘respect’ for ISIS??!!!!)

Omagh trial republican rejects Kingsmill involvement – (And of course he wouldn’t lie!!)

Kingsmills 40 years on: victims of ‘ethnic cleansing’

God Save The Queen unlikely to be scrapped as football anthem: Kate Hoey

Questions for PPS over Pastor McConnell case

‘Satanic Islam’ case prosecutors in dock after pastor Pastor James McConnell found not guilty

Declassified files: Lord Chancellor wondered if the Bible would be illegal

January 5

Pastor McConnell not guilty of ‘grossly offensive’ remarks about Islam

Pastor James McConnell cleared over ‘offensive’ comments on Islam

Live updates: Pastor McConnell found not guilty in ‘satanic Islam’ case

McConnell Acquittal Welcome – PPS Face Big Questions

HIA inquiry to examine abuse allegations at Protestant church-run home

Kingsmill massacre survivor pleads for ‘truth and justice’

Kingsmills 40 years on: ‘My mind goes into countdown: the boys have only five minutes to live’

Kingsmill massacre: Service to mark 40th anniversary marked by service

Kingsmills 40 years on: Heartless ghouls robbed me of close friends

Kingsmills 40 years on: No deadline on justice, says Arlene Foster

Kingsmills 40 years on: Murders ‘appalling savagery on gross scale’

Forging a working relationship with Sinn Fein is Foster’s biggest challenge – (WRONG! It is to ‘Do right though the stars fall!’)

Irish Army feared calls for troops to cross border in 1985

DUP rejects Easter Rising spend but backs £50,000 Somme centenary

Verdict due on ‘anti-Islam’ preacher James McConnell

January 4

Provos used Hume to acquire veneer of respectability

Catholic priest condemns former anti-IRA taoiseach – (This Fermanagh papist priest has long been a supporter of IRA’s terrorists!!)

UVF murder families still want truth, 40 years on

Declassified files: ‘Disturbing’ level of UVF drug dealing

Irish Foreign Affairs minister, Brian Lenihan sought terrorism ‘crack down’ after Enniskillen bombing – (It wasn’t very successful!!)

Iran supreme leader says Saudi faces ‘divine revenge’

Iranian Supreme Leader vows ‘divine vengeance’ on Saudi Arabian politicians after execution of Nimr al-Nimr

Saudis give Iranian diplomats 24 hours to leave Iran following Shia cleric’s execution

Middle East live: Bahrain, Sudan and UAE join Saudi Arabia in cutting ties to Iran as crisis spreads

Iran Accuses Saudi Of ‘Fuelling Tensions’

Saudi Arabia has little to worry about – no state has the moral authority or will to attack this butchery

Islamic State video shows murder of five ‘British spies’

Islamic State ‘spy killings’ video desperate stuff, says PM

New Jihadi John is a DEAD MAN WALKING: How MI6 ‘already knows who ISIS killer is’

Nigel Farage fears he was victim of assassination attempt after motorway crash

Church of England accused of cover-up over abuse claims against chaplain at school attended by Prince Charles

Border criminals should be tagged, says head of Co. Louth Irish Farmers Association

Belfast reception for Northern Ireland and Republic football teams may spark massive loyalist protest, warns PUP

Calais migrant who walked length of Channel Tunnel to Britain is granted asylum – (The message that sends out?? ‘Please form an orderly queue here for the UK!!!!)

Aliens may have visited: Shock Hillary Clinton claim as she vows to open ‘UFO cover up’ – (No dear, that was just Bill!!)


January 2

Arlene Foster: We will mark Easter Rising and its role in North

Peter Robinson on shortlist for Tipperary International Peace Award

Fortieth anniversary of Kingsmills massacre, the ‘Protestant Bloody Sunday’ – (The big difference is that those murdered were workmen on their way home, not supporters of civil unrest!!)

Kingsmill massacre: ‘They didn’t die in the first round of fire. I still hear them screaming in fear and agony’

Comment: Forty years on, Kingsmills families just want justice

Sinn Fein challenged to come clean and admit IRA was responsible for Kingsmill massacre – (I can’t see McGuinness getting emotional about these murders!!)

Analysis: Rhetoric suggests DUP and Sinn Fein plan to move closer in 2016

Whitecross: ‘My brother found the lads dead. He didn’t speak for a year afterwards’


January 1

Martin McGuinness was ’emotional’ over Ian Paisley’s coffin, reveals widow – (Can anyone remember him getting ‘emotional’ over any IRA murder victims? No, rather he was proud of his terrorist days – Belfast Newsletter Oct 9, ‘15)

‘Sense of betrayal still lingers for Paisley family’ Baroness reveals

Establishment figures who helped disgraced bishop avoid prosecution for sex abuse revealed

Make 2016 the Year of Uprising Against SF – IRA in Government

Warning on 1916 ‘rewriting of history’

Munich shuts two train stations as police warn of ‘serious, imminent’ Isis terror threat to New Year’s Eve celebrations

New York fireworks CANCELLED at the last minute after police thwart New Year ISIS threat

The Speaker John Bercow ‘avoiding scrutiny’ of alcohol problems at Westminster


December 31

Ian Paisley ‘felt betrayed’ by DUP and Free Presbyterian Church, says wife

Seamus Mallon’S Attack on peacemaker John Hume leaves a sour taste

Former SDLP mayor and republican internee Pat McCarthy accepts MBE

Bomb scares: ‘Garden shed’ terrorism may seem amateurish but these devices are deadly and part of our daily lives

Declassified files: Robinson’s resignation as DUP deputy leader ‘paid off handsomely’

New York RC Archbishop, a Taoiseach and an angry face-off over IRA violence and ‘genocide’

Declassified files: Government rejected Hermon plea to outlaw Sinn Fein

Investigation begins as drug dealer shot dead near Dublin pub

Man shot dead outside Dublin pub only recently released from prison

Irish State Papers: Gardaí ‘grossly negligent’ in Kerry babies inquiry

Ancient Irish had Middle Eastern ancestry, study reveals – (The Garden of Eden to be exact!!!)

European court stops Ireland deporting alleged Isil recruiter

Britain pays EU ‘£1BILLION EACH MONTH’: Yet another reason we should quit the eurozone

New Year’s Eve: All leave cancelled for armed police in London amid unprecedented security operation

GERMANY – Rising tensions over EU migrant influx exposed as TWO THIRDS of Germans expect ISIS attack

Husband, 86, appears in court accused of shooting wife dead at a care home – (The tragedy is the inevitable result of the teaching of Evolution. Being mere animals putting us out of our misery is kind!!!)

Filipino priest suspended for riding hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass – (Surely it falls short of the ‘blasphemy of the mass’ – as the 39 Articles teaches – in which he frequently engages!!)

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