When the House of Commons voted yesterday to legislate for gay marriage and British-style abortion for Northern Ireland, it proved that anything can happen to the province during a prolonged absence of an Assembly.
Issues that were once described as “devolved matters” are no longer so. I believe that those who governed Northern Ireland so poorly will rue the day, and cannot complain about any imposition of liberal laws by a British Parliament.
C..S. Lewis said: “There are only two kinds of people. Those who say to God: ‘Thy will be done.’ Or those to whom God says: ‘Thy will be done.'” To all who worked at undermining local democracy, Monday’s events in Parliament are the consequence of their actions. It is like God saying: “Ok. Have it your way.”
It is my view that in light of what has happened Unionists should now put more of a distance between themselves and the governing party.
As a Christian minister, I feel that a failure to speak against the legalising of any practice that is contrary to the Gospel, leads people to conclude that they may live as they please without offending their Maker, and that the Cross justifies their reckless notion that anything goes.