Will Methodist ministers stand up against transgender uniforms at Methody College?

Now the battle over sodomy is more or less won by the Christ deniers in the western world, the next battleground they have turned their attention to is transgenderism.

As was the case with sodomy, nothing but total surrender to the transgender cause will do, and all must fall before this sacred cow of secularism. If you don’t believe that’s how such servants of the devil operate, just look at the abuse received by anti-abortion and anti-sodomy sections of Northern Irish society for holding back the tide of depravity attempting to sweep through our land.

The same spirit as that highlighted in Habakkuk 2:5 is evident here. It says: “Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people”.

And to this end of ensuring total submission, and the other key tactic used by those seeking to overthrow the imprint of godliness on society – brainwashing the young – there are now moves afoot to incorporate transgender uniforms at Methody College in Belfast.

Methody is a colloquial short form for Methodist, and this college was founded by Methodists.

While the Methodist Church no longer has outright control over the school, there is still a significant influence from the church over the school.

No less than five members of the Board of Governors are Methodist ministers and we would sincerely hope they will do the right thing, the only proper thing to do in the circumstances, and speak out fearlessly and stridently against the consideration of indulging such wickedness in the school which bears their church’s name.

The five ministers concerned are Rev David Campton (pictured, top), Rev John Alderdice, ‘Rev’ Emily Hyland, Rev John Stephens and ‘Rev’ Janet Unsworth (pictured, below), who also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors.

All five are, according to the school’s website, ‘Trustee Governors’, who, the website explains, are “appointed by the Conference of the Methodist Church” to their positions.

So these people are in their position due to the decision taken by the Methodist Church’s equivalent of the General Synod in the Church of Ireland and General Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church.

They are in their position due to the decision taken by the highest authority of their church in this land and have a responsibility to represent Christ in their role.

Will they be faithful to God’s Word and take a voluble and determined stand against the efforts to cater for ungodliness in Methodist College?

Sadly, based on what we can establish of the past form of many of these Methodist ministers, the signs aren’t particularly good.

Rev John Alderdice (not to be confused with the Bible rejecter and deceitful subscriber to the Westminster Confession of Faith, Lord Alderdice, former leader of the ungodly ecumenical Alliance Party and Presbyterian elder who resigned when the Presbyterian Church decided to gently tighten up its lax attitude to sodomy) is no stranger to ignoring the Bible.

This is because Rev John Alderdice, who is Director of Ministry for the Methodist Church in Ireland (showing that apostasy pays in the Methodist Church), is an ecumenical canon of Down Cathedral in Downpatrick.

He was installed on the same night as a character we previously featured on this page, Canon Mark Harvey of Shankill Parish Church in Lurgan, County Armagh, a man who invited a Papist into his church to take part in a Remembrance service. He also brought the former UK Ambassador to the Pope, Romanist layman Francis Hughes, into his church at a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service in 2018.

There were three canons introduced on that night at Down Cathedral (the trio are pictured, above, with Rev John Alderdice on the right), and the third was a Romanist monk, Brother Eric Loisel of the Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor in County Down.

So this gives us an idea of the type of spiritual company which Rev John Alderdice sees fit to keep.

As for Rev David Campton and ‘Rev’ Emily Hyland, they engaged in an ecumenical event with the Belfast Islamic Centre just last month.

Given this review of the uniform policy at Methody also includes provision for facilitating other faiths, and that surely will be conceived primarily, if not exclusively, with Muslims in mind, one would expect this to be rather relevant.

Of course, while the false religion of Islam will be and already is catered for, the Christian faith, which Methody’s origins are based in, is to be sidelined.

And ‘Rev’ Janet Unsworth, who is, remember, Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors, is part of the team at the Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland.

She is part of that team which includes such ‘luminaries’ as ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll, the woman who served as Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission throughout the entire time that wretched organisation was prosecuting Asher’s Bakery for refusing to bake a cake bearing a slogan in favour of sodomite marriage.

Also involved is the Equality Commission’s Chief Commissioner, Michael Wardlow, the public face of the campaign to force Asher’s to ignore their sincerely held religious convictions.

And to cap it off you have Romanist Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown involved there as well.

This is despite Rome being a false religion which, in addition to various other blasphemies, most crucially denies the way to salvation.

And there you have ‘Rev’ Janet Unsworth, who is also acting principal of Edgehill College, the training school for Methodist ministers, among that crew of religious compromisers and Bible rejecters. And that’s even laying aside the fact that the Bible prohibits her from being a minister (1 Timothy 2:12).

So, these credentials being established and laid out, can we be confident they will take a stand against the madness of transgenderism, madder still to be facilitated among the impressionable and emotionally less mature (generally) young, being facilitated in a school bearing their church’s name?

Well, they are going to have to prove themselves more faithful to the Bible in this matter than they have in other areas.

We will remind Rev David Campton, Rev John Alderdice, ‘Rev’ Emily Hyland, Rev John Stephens and ‘Rev’ Janet Unsworth of what the Bible has to say on the issue.

Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Deuteronomy 22:5: “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”

Matthew 19:4: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female”.

In that third quotation, it is Jesus who is speaking, and he asks, “have ye not read?”

Should any or all of these ministers stand by and let such brazen rejection of Christ to be facilitated in their school, and to facilitate is to promote it as acceptable, then the question “have ye not read?” could very aptly be put to these clerics.

May God even work in their hearts to cause them to take a resolute stand against such wickedness which those campaigners for overthrowing the Word of God in our land are trying to foist on us.

If they don’t, we will remind them of the grave warning which God Himself has given to those who fail to take their stand for Him.

Ezekiel 3:18-19: “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.”

We would encourage any readers, especially in the Belfast area, who are concerned by this pandering to the LGBT agenda, to register their grave misgivings against these plans and take their stand for Christ.

We would also encourage any readers, especially those with connections to the Methodist Church, to contact those ministers and express your desire that they remember the Word of God when it comes to this matter.

Asher’s victory ‘disappoints’ ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll’s Inequality Commission

Isaiah 5:20: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

This week saw the announcement of a great victory in the highest court in our islands, the UK Supreme Court, for the disgracefully persecuted Asher’s Bakery.

While no doubt the vast majority of readers are familiar with the case, we will briefly recap lest any are left in the dark.

A sodomite called Gareth Lee ordered a cake from the Christian run bakery based in Belfast, asking that it be emblazoned with the message ‘Support gay marriage’. The order was initially taken by a member of staff who was unaware of how to handle the situation before being passed to the bakery’s owner, Daniel McArthur, who contacted Gareth Lee to tell him they were unable to carry out the order and gave him a refund.

The unhappy Gareth Lee, a campaigner for sodomy, got in touch with the Inequality Commission, who took legal action against Asher’s Bakery and, shamefully, they were found to have discriminated against Gareth Lee.

Asher’s appealed the decision, with the matter going all the way to the UK Supreme Court, who, praise God, overturned the initial decision on a unanimous 5-0 verdict.

While the whole issue was shameful enough as it was, the fact that Michael Wardlow, the Chief Commissioner of the Inequality Commission, is a professing Christian, compounded the matter.

And to put the tin hat on it, the Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Inequality Commission is a ‘minister’ in the Presbyterian Church, ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll.

We previously highlighted how she had failed to speak up at any point throughout the whole process, not making any public pronouncements on the case, thereby showing her support for the persecution of Asher’s Bakery by the organisation in which she holds the second highest post.

Had she, as a supposedly Christian ‘minister’, been opposed to the legal action against this Christian owned bakery, she would surely have done so at some point over the past four years, for that is how long the McArthur family have been subjected to this distressing process.

Instead, her only response is to share online the statement issued by the Inequality Commission in which they expressed their “disappointment” at the verdict delivered by the UK Supreme Court.

The Inequality Commission issued a statement shortly after the ruling was made public, linking to it from their Twitter page, and ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll was quick to retweet it so as to further spread the resolutely defiant and anti-Christian stance of the Inequality Commission.

It starts by saying: “The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is disappointed in the judgement given today by the Supreme Court…”

Certainly little introspection there.

They continue by saying the previous judgments which found in their favour were “in line with case law developed over the years”. In the next breath they say: “The Supreme Court has overturned these findings…”

There is most definitely at least a passive aggressive narrative at play here, with what appears to be more than a hint of a swipe at the unanimous judgement by the five members of the Supreme Court.

In the final paragraph of the fairly brief statement, they say: “There is a concern… that the beliefs of business owners may take precedence over a customer’s equality rights…”

This is steadfastly refusing to accept the key thrust of the Supreme Court ruling.

Gareth Lee was treated absolutely equally with everyone else, no difference was made for him because he is a sodomite. Had a heterosexual man requested the exact same cake, he would have been rebuffed as well. Indeed, it is highly probable the staff at Asher’s Bakery didn’t even know Gareth Lee was a homosexual.

This absolute lack of humility on the part of the Inequality Commission highlights how it is utterly unfit for purpose.

And ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll’s continuing to reject Biblical standards demonstrates emphatically that she is, even laying aside the Bible’s warning against female ‘ministers’ (1 Timothy 2:12), an utterly inappropriate candidate for the ministry.

This is in addition to her consistently ecumenical conduct, such as preaching at a service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in a Roman Catholic Church, at which she compared the Pope’s then-impending visit to the Republic of Ireland to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is also noteworthy that the church she vacated two years ago to contest the Northern Ireland Assembly election of May 2016 (at which she received a paltry 5.4% of the vote) will close tomorrow (Sunday).

Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian Church, itself an amalgamation, is to close due to a drastically dwindling congregation, proving once again that, when a church which once stood for the truth moves away from God’s Word, attendances fall.

It is hardly coincidental that the further the Church of England moves away from God, the further attendances dwindle. Their solution is to further water down the message and the result is even greater wasting away of a church which once stood firmly for God.

Apostasy is rejected and punished by God.

Deuteronomy 29:18-20, 24-28: “Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood; And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: The Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven. Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the Lord done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger? Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt: For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: And the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: And the Lord rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.”

God will uproot those who turn away from His Word and will destroy them, just as Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian Church will be consigned to the dustbin of history.

Those who bemoan its closing can look to this passage in Deuteronomy for the explanation of why it has died – Ichabod has been raised above it, the glory of God has long since departed.

Let us ever be diligent to protect our church, whichever it may be; if it is faithful to God, if it preaches salvation through the blood of Christ, through faith alone in Him, if it rejects error, if it rejects compromise with Rome, if it speaks out against the sins of the day, let our desire and efforts be directed towards preserving those old paths.

If we do this, then God will surely bless us.

Jeremiah 6:16: “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.”

We will find rest for our souls if we walk in the old paths, but just a few verses down we see the punishment for rejecting the ways laid down by God for us to follow.

Jeremiah 6:19-20 says: “Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it. To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.”

The worship of those who seek to go their own way is not acceptable to God.

Isaiah 29:13: “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.”

We must cleave to God’s ordained way of worshipping Him and to the precepts He has laid down in His Word.

And that includes standing up to those who would seek to persecute true Christians like the McArthurs as they defend themselves from those who, whether they claim to be Christian or don’t, would seek to denigrate the cause of Christ in our land.

Meet the Presbyterian ‘minister’ helping lead persecution of the Christian Asher’s Bakery – ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll

The disgraceful legal action taken against Asher’s Bakery in Belfast by the Equality Commission (more like Inequality Commission!) of Northern Ireland has attracted an incredible amount of publicity in Northern Ireland, throughout the UK and further afield.

However, an important fact that has been overlooked through all the reporting of this issue is the presence of a Presbyterian ‘minister’ in the second most senior role on the Inequality Commission.

‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll (pictured, top), a Presbyterian ‘minister’, is the Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Inequality Commission.

She is a noted ecumenist and we previously wrote about her disgraceful appearance as the guest speaker at a service in St Patrick’s Roman Catholic chapel in the village of Donaghmore in County Tyrone during the God defying Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Not only that, but we then also highlighted her shameful message of ecumenical deceit at that meeting, in which she appeared to equate the Pope’s impending visit to Ireland with the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and God’s miraculous parting of the Red Sea and stated that the Second Vatican Council offered hope to Christianity.

She is a blasphemer of God’s Word and is utterly unsuitable to be a ‘minister’, and not just because of her gender, though that alone is enough to preclude her from the role she has corruptly assumed.

1 Timothy 2:12: “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

However, it is her role on the Inequality Commission in conjunction with her role as an ordained ‘minister’ of the gospel we wish to focus on in this article.

In case anyone doesn’t know the background to the case, a homosexual man, called Gareth Lee, ordered a cake from the bakery and asked that the message ‘Support gay marriage’ be emblazoned on it. The order was initially taken by the member of staff at the till who was unaware how to handle the situation. It was passed to the owner, a Christian called Daniel McArthur, who contacted Gareth Lee to say they were unable to carry out the order and refunded him.

Unhappy, Gareth Lee contacted the Inequality Commission, who took legal action against Asher’s Bakery and, disgracefully, they were found to have discriminated against Gareth Lee, with scant regard given to the religious freedom of the McArthur family and Asher’s Bakery.

Having appealed the decision, it has now reached the UK Supreme Court, who heard the case in Belfast earlier this week. Their decision will be published later this year.

This grouping has as its Chief Commissioner a Michael Wardlow, who has acted as a vocal spokesperson against Asher’s Bakery throughout this case. Remarkably, he professes to be a Christian, but this is a matter of public knowledge.

His second in command is Deputy Chief Commissioner ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll, who has remained remarkably silent on this matter and who has attracted no attention for her role in this shameful process. We have pictured below a snapshot of the Inequality Commission’s website to demonstrate her close involvement with the group.

We can find absolutely no trace online of her making any pronouncements on this matter or taking any kind of stand in support of the McArthur family.

Her continued presence on the Inequality Commission and the absence of her making any comments in relation to the matter can only point to her agreeing with the aggressive repression of an individual Christian’s conscience that has been pursued by the Inequality Commission.

‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll continues to show her support for the Inequality Commission. In the past week she has retweeted three tweets from the Inequality Commission and the most recent post on her Twitter account is a retweet of an Inequality Commission tweet.

If ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll has any objection to the persecution of Christians for refusing to taint themselves by endorsing something repugnant to the Word of God, then she has certainly not proclaimed it.

God’s Word tells us in Ephesians 5:11: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

Not only has ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll failed to reprove the unfruitful works of darkness but she has continued to enthusiastically have fellowship with them.

2 Corinthians 6:17 says: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing”.

‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll has certainly not followed this advice from the inspired Word of God.

And her silence on this matter is a shameful reflection on not just her, but also on the Presbyterian Church.

Isaiah 56:10 warns of such elective ecclesiastical mutism. While this verse refers to watchmen, and God approves only of saved male ministers of the gospel whom He has called, as we have previously stressed, it has a relevant application to this situation.

It says: “His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.”

‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll certainly seems to be afflicted with dumbness in relation to this issue.

What does ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll think of the Asher’s Bakery case? Does she believe it is acceptable to force a business run by Christians, whose interests she is supposed to have at heart as a ‘minister’, to endorse gay marriage?

Marriage between one man and one woman is a God ordained estate (Genesis 2:24: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”) and homosexuality is described by God as an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).

How anyone who holds the position of a minister can attempt to justify this is frankly outrageous.

It would be very interesting to hear what Rev Lesley Carroll has to say about Asher’s Bakery being victimised because of their Christian beliefs.