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N Ireland bigots angry that the media portrays them as bigots

N Ireland bigots angry that the media portrays them as bigots

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has launched a petition calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to condemn attacks on Northern Ireland MPs who oppose abortion and same-sex marriage.

The petition quoted Liam Gibson, SPUC’s Northern Ireland Development Officer, above, as saying:

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is solidly pro-life and has consistently voted to defend all human life, not only in Northern Ireland, but at Westminster and in Europe as well.

They have also defended marriage as the lifelong union of a man and a woman. This position reflects the views of the overwhelming majority of people in Northern Ireland as well as a solid block of opinion in Britain.

He dded:

Northern Ireland has steadfastly resisted every effort to implement the legalisation of abortion which would inevitably result in a slaughter of innocent babies. That’s why Northern Ireland MPs whose support Theresa May needs to form a government are under such unremitting attack by the pro-abortion lobby right now.  

This petition will give people the opportunity to send a message to the Prime Minister urging her to stand up to the bullies and the bigots seeking to demonise anyone who rejects the social policies which have led to the killing of over 8.7 million unborn children under the Abortion Act in Britain.

According to this report, Labour MP Jo Stevens tweeted that a pact with the DUP was “chilling” after it was suggested it might spark a debate on abortion among the Conservative party.

Headlines have included:

A government that includes the DUP is profoundly bad news for women.

A British Pregnancy Advisory Service spokeswoman said that:

Ten MPs with quite frankly extremist views on abortion must not be allowed to threaten an area of healthcare that 1 in 3 women will need in their lifetime.

SPUC CEO John Smeaton added a defiant message:

The pro-life and pro-family citizens of Britain and Northern Ireland will not be silenced by the vicious attacks on the pro-life and pro-family values of Northern Ireland MPs who are currently in the spotlight as Theresa May seeks to form a government with their support.

15 responses to “N Ireland bigots angry that the media portrays them as bigots”

  1. Matthew Carr says:

    “They have also defended marriage as the lifelong union of a man and a woman. This position reflects the views of the overwhelming majority of people in Northern Ireland as well as a solid block of opinion in Britain.”

    It’s just peculiar that the polling shows the opposite is true. They must be counting the votes of the “unborn” who are notoriously intolerant.

  2. L.Long says:

    Religious method…repeat lies often enough to become believed! Any bigot that does not like being called a BIGOT!!!! can easily change that by stop being one, dimwit!!!

  3. barriejohn says:

    But the DUP is “the only party in the UK to stand for godliness”!

    http://bobhutton1.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/general-election-results-warning-from.html

  4. Graham Martin-Royle says:

    They are NOT pro-life, they are anti-abortion. Two completely different things.

  5. Alan Crowe says:

    ‘They have also defended marriage as the lifelong union of a man and a woman.’

    They don’t do irony then eh! Northern Ireland devorce rates, 2008/2016.

    Area Year
    2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
    Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
    Antrim and Newtownabbey 202 245 183 228 180 185 174 194 198 225 171 198 189 194 178 172
    Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon 265 301 217 229 252 262 210 213 248 269 261 288 249 264 236 263
    Belfast 490 463 375 365 431 417 371 371 380 415 407 416 371 346 398 395
    Causeway Coast and Glens 179 183 145 141 186 186 184 189 190 185 197 194 161 182 167 168
    Derry City and Strabane 183 197 145 171 218 235 170 174 161 175 161 171 185 202 145 158
    Fermanagh and Omagh 102 111 104 111 110 122 94 96 96 106 98 124 100 114 94 101
    Lisburn and Castlereagh 206 216 155 148 177 201 165 157 155 152 172 170 199 207 154 183
    Mid and East Antrim 241 272 147 166 212 231 212 231 220 229 194 219 217 226 222 238
    Mid Ulster 140 136 103 107 139 155 135 144 117 128 131 119 139 149 138 152
    Newry, Mourne and Down 204 210 168 180 184 194 169 205 194 212 157 159 164 177 170 166
    Ards and North Down 291 322 208 243 270 298 254 254 212 232 239 253 264 284 227 257

    Unknown/Living Outside NI 270 117 226 87 241 114 205 115 273 116 215 92 217 110 231 107

    Northern Ireland 2,773 2,773 2,176 2,176 2,600 2,600 2,343 2,343 2,444 2,444 2,403 2,403 2,455 2,455 2,360 2,360

  6. Angela_K says:

    @barriejohn. I’ve just read from your link. I expect Hutton and Seff have been salivating at the prospect of the DUP interfering in UK politics, especially interference of the religious extremist type.

  7. Stuart H. says:

    Beats me how a party can claim to be ‘pro-life’ when anyone who ever lived in Northern Ireland remembers DUP links to shoot-to-kill campaigns against civilians, conducted by Protestant paramilitaries with the connivance of the security forces.

  8. Barry Duke says:

    @ BarrieJohn: “As regular readers of this blog …”

    Bob Hutton’s only readers come courtesy of atheists who post links to his bonkers Gospel Truth blog.

    A measure of a blog’s success is the number of comments it attracts. Since last October, Gospel Truth has attracted just three comments, two of them from sceptics. Pathetic. Clearly The delusional pervert is simply talking to himself.

  9. barriejohn says:

    Barry: And eleven followers (shouldn’t that be twelve?), of which one is named Bob Hutton!

  10. barriejohn says:

    Angela: When things go their way it’s evidence of “the hand of God”, and when they don’t it’s further evidence that the world is controlled by Satan – and there are, conveniently, Bible verses to support both points of view!

  11. Marcus says:

    N. Ireland a hotbed of chastity? This says otherwise: http://tinyurl.com/y7e6eoge

  12. Paul says:

    Barry
    Clearly he doesn’t talk to himself as he has an invisible friend and Seff (son of Bob) and Seff’s mum. They come as a package deal. The deluded trinity.

  13. 1859 says:

    “This position reflects the views of the overwhelming majority of people in Northern Ireland as well as a solid block of opinion in Britain.”

    Exactly – ‘a solid block’ – I couldn’t describe bigotry better.
    But notice the implication – this ‘solid block’ can deride and condemn a minority that is outside the solid block (oozy drip?). No mention of tolerance, inclusion, being open-hearted, or embracing a more modern approach to human sexuality. No, just morally outdated fluff backed by spurious crap from an equally outdated and overrated holy book – the solid block of bigotry.

  14. gedediah says:

    Calling a bigot a bigot is persecution, don’t you know.

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