There has been condemnation of comments by a DUP Councillor who claimed the coronavirus is God’s revenge for the legalisation of abortion and same-sex marriage.
Ballymena DUP councillor John Carson said the coronavirus pandemic represents God’s judgment after an “immoral and corrupt” UK Government legalised abortion in Northern Ireland.
Mr Carson said: “I said when abortion was legalised that our nation would be judged by God because of its departure from his word and the legalisation of the murder of the unborn child as well as same-sex marriage.
“I was laughed at and mocked by some but as I said at the time, they laughed at Noah until the rain started. It is time to repent and turn again to the God of our fathers.”
SDLP North Antrim Representative, Cllr Eugene Reid has condemned the comments from the Ballymena DUP Councillor, saying: “I strongly condemn the disgusting slur by Councillor John Carson, a DUP elected representative… The DUP should strongly consider suspending or removing Cllr Carson.”