Obadiah verse 11
This motion to grant a retrospective pardon was brought before the Assembly by the Minister of Justice under a wider motion relating to the British Policing and Crime Bill, which was designed to give legislative consent to a law already passed at Westminster.
This shameful conduct and moral dereliction of duty is clearly evident when it is noted what the minister who brought this motion to the Assembly had to say about it. Clare Sugden, the Minister of Justice, in an answer to a written question, and also on the floor of the Assembly during the debate, stated that the motion was designed to address: historical wrongs suffered by gay and bisexual men who were criminalised over a long period for something that society regards today as normal sexual activity.
It has been pointed out to me since this article was first published on the Blog that the DUP applied a three line whip on the issue. In other words, this is now party policy and anybody who dares to dissent is subject to party discipline! It is just incredible to think that pardoning sodomites is now DUP party policy.
A confederacy developed against the children of Israel which brought strangers and foreigners to the borders of the land of Israel and to the gates of Jerusalem. The men behind this evil confederacy carried away captive the children of Israel and ransacked the city of Jerusalem.