A Christian pastor in Northern Ireland, Pastor James McConnell of Whitewell Tabernacle in Belfast, spoke some hard truths a week or two ago about Islam, saying it is both a “heathen” religion and that it was “spawned in hell”. He’s now being investigated for a hate crime.
First watch his terrific remarks:
The BBC ran a report on the 21 of May saying that McConnell is being investigated for a hate crime. They also interviewed McConnell and he didn’t back down one iota from his remarks, and even went further to explain why he says he doesn’t trust even the good Muslims:
I’m not sure whether or not McConnell has been found ‘guilty’ for anything yet, but if he were it would be absolutely absurd.
He has, however, gotten the support of Northern Ireland’s first minister, Peter Robinson:
Mr Robinson said that Mr McConnell had been demonised because of his remarks, and that there “isn’t an ounce of hatred in his (the pastor’s) bones”.
Mr Robinson said that it was a duty of any preacher to denounce what he described as “false prophesy”.
He went on to say that he would not trust Muslims either, particularly with regard to those who had been involved in violence, or those who are “fully devoted to Sharia law, I wouldn’t trust them for spiritual guidance”.
And of course Robinson has since come under fire for backing McConnell. But McConnell said the other day on a TV show that despite the fact that he didn’t want Robinson to get into trouble over him, he was very touched by his outspoken support.
So can we trade our McConnell for this McConnell? Do you think anyone will notice?
(h/t: Walid Shoebat)