Alliance no longer stands for tolerance
Brian McClinton ignores the fact that by banning the saying of grace before a meal, the atheist Alliance Lord Mayor is in fact imposing her values upon her guests.
By doing so, she confirms the Alliance party's intolerance and desire to exclude anyone who does not share its liberal values.
The ban on anyone holding a Christian view of marriage standing as an Alliance candidate is further proof of that intolerance.
Many Christians have supported the Alliance party in the past on the grounds it was a party of inclusion and moderation.
That reputation is no longer justified.