More DUP ‘double talk’!

In a sermon, preached by Rev Daniel Henderson of Moneyslane Free Presbyterian Church and entitled: ‘We will not be silent’ His text was Psalm 94:16-17: “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence”.

Rev Henderson highlighted the failure of professed believers on Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council, to raise any objections to the floodlighting of Banbridge town hall to celebrate ‘Pride Day’, the sodomite day of vaunting their wickedness. (Watch the sermon here).

A report on Rev Henderson’s letter of protest appeared in the local newspaper, ‘The County Down Outlook’.

“A MONEYSLANE clergyman’s claims the DUP raised no objection to lighting up Banbridge Town Hall to celebrate Pride Day have been rejected by the party’s group leader on the ABC (Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon) Council.

Rev Daniel Henderson wrote to The Outlook in response to an article in last week’s edition detailing the 56 occasions this year on which council buildings will be lit up to show support for various charities and causes.

One such event is to celebrate Pride on 29 July, when Banbridge Town Hall will be lit up in the colours of the Rainbow Flag adopted by the LGBT+ movement.

And Moneyslane Free Presbyterian Church minister Rev Henderson said “many of the Christians in political office in my local ABC Borough Council have let the cause of Christ down” as he said “no objection was raised”.

Click here to see an extract of the council committee meeting minutes.

The list of occasions on which civic buildings were to be lit up was approved at the council’s Governance, Resources and Strategy Committee meeting on 12 January, with the matter not requiring to be put to a vote and Rev Henderson said this meant “no objection was raised”.

However, Lagan River DUP representative Mark Baxter, who is his party’s leader on the local authority, rejected the claims of Rev Henderson.

He branded Rev Henderson’s claim his party had failed to object to lighting up civic buildings in the colours of the Pride flag as “categorically wrong”.  And Cllr Baxter said his party would “continue to operate on our strong Christian principles”.

DUP leader on the Council, Mark Baxter, speaking during the Committee discussion on the matter

It is to be noted that the DUP leader on the Council responded to Rev Henderson’s charge by saying that he was “categorically wrong”. He went on to say that his party would “continue to operate on our strong Christian principles”.

That is a most strange and deceitful assertion, given that the DUP has endorsed a female councillor, Councillor Alison Bennington of  Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, who openly flaunts her lesbianism! As well as that, the DUP have prominent members who support the ‘LGBT’ lobbyists. Recently two of its councillors unashamedly and publicly supported that evil movement. (See article in December ’22’s ‘Burning Bush’ – The DUP’s shameful support for the evil perversions of today!!).

The DUP councillors were silent and raised no objection to the support for sodomite perversion in the committee stage of the Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council’s discussion. At the full Council meeting on 30th January, again not one objection was raised when the matter came came up.

This despite the assertion that the the DUP group would “continue to operate on strong Christian principles”.

Readers may decide for themselves just how well Councillor Baxter and his fellow DUP councillors ‘continued to operate on their strong Christian principles’ by viewing the Council discussion. Councillor Baxter is called to speak at 1.18.54 of this video.

I would suggest that amidst the mumbled ramblings one may discover what appears to be an encouraging of further support for the ‘charities’ under discussion, which of course included the shameful sodomite ‘pride’ group!

Once again, we have an example of the ‘double-talk’ of the DUP on this issue. It is doubly odious that while doing that it is claimed that they are supporting ‘strong Christian principles’!


Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)

Monday, 6th February 2023