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Hypocrisy of the Equality Commission

Published 10/07/2014

THE equality issue in Northern Ireland is again on the agenda, this time with the Christian faith being targeted for persecution.

Ashers Baking Company declined an order from a homosexual pressure group, QueerSpace, on grounds of biblical authority.

A slogan on the cake was 'Support gay marriage', which takes this cause to a new level, where tolerance gives way to promotion. The dictionary definition of equality is replaced by politically correct interpretation, but common sense isn't common in Marxist politically correct ideology.

I believe the Equality Commission has singled out Christianity as a soft target. Compare this with Islam, which is more vociferous in its opposition to same-sex relationships.

If a Muslim takeaway declined a homosexual service on grounds of his sexuality, would the same Equality Commission take up a case under its purported values?

A dimension of hypocrisy has to be pointed out on the part of the Equality Commission defending a group called QueerSpace.

There are those elsewhere being investigated under hate-crime law by like-minded people to the Equality Commission for calling homosexuals 'queers'.

DAVID FLEMING

Downham Market, Norfolk

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