Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Concerns over the erosion of Protestantism

THE Evangelical Protestant Society, as an evangelical umbrella organisation, which seeks to defend and promote evangelical Protestantism in our changing society, has been concerned about the gradual, but steady erosion of Ulster's Protestant foundations.

We have, therefore, written to all Protestant and unionist elected representatives at Stormont and Westminster to urge them to take a firm stand in two specific areas.

First, there is an alarming decline in respect for the sanctity of the Lord's Day, with more and more social and sporting events being held on a Sunday.

The other area of concern relates to the seemingly increasing willingness on the part of some Protestant politicians to attend requiem mass.

WALLACE THOMPSON

Secretary, Evangelical Protestant Society

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz