Church afraid of integration
IN his speech at the Waterfront Hall, President Obama stated that, "Catholics go to Catholic schools and Protestants go to Protestant schools." (News, June 18)
It is a pity that his advisers, or speechwriters, had not researched this bald statement as they would have found that "Catholics go to Catholic schools and Protestants go to state schools", as there is virtually no such thing as a Protestant school.
They would have found that the main stumbling block to integration is the Catholic Church and has been since Archbishop Cullen began his campaign of sectarianism, which became the policy of Church and state after partition.
The Catholic Church dreads integrated education, as it fears that it would lose its powers to brainwash Catholic youth into its own myopic view of other religions.
Lisburn, Co Antrim