Exclusive: Guess who came to church?

Matthew Collins - 29 05 14
Paul Golding:

Paul Golding:

Much news in Northern Ireland today about the outrageous comments made by Belfast’s Pastor James McConnell and then the support he received for his comments by the First Minister, Peter Robinson.

James McConnell described Islam as “heathen” and “satanic”, during an address at the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle Church over a week ago.

He told his congregation “a new evil had arisen” and “there are cells of Muslims right throughout Britain”.

As fury about the comments spread across communities in Northern Ireland, First Minister Robinson backed the pastor, making some quite outrageous and bizarre comments of his own.

Well, it will come as no surprise to people who have followed the rise of Britain First that the leader of the street gang, Paul Golding, who turns up uninvited in Mosques to hand out bibles, is a regular attendee at the church. We’ve known for some time where Golding likes to go to church even if he recently refused to name where his church is to journalist Iain Dale who pushed him on the issue.

Although Golding no longer resides in Northern Ireland, when he was living there for nearly two years working under his paymaster Jim Dowson, he became something of a born-again Christian, but obviously not a very nice one.

Golding and Dowson have both attended services at the church, despite Dowson being a presbyterian. It is believed that Dowson would drive Golding to the church so that Golding could hear the blood and thunder of McConnell’s regular sermons in a similar vain.

Britain First admit they have been to services at the church and fully back the Pastor’s comments. “So what?” they barked when asked if it is true that members of Britain First attend the church.

No surprises there, really. Is there.

Pastor James McConnell: Finds Islam evil, apparently

Pastor James McConnell: Finds Islam evil, apparently


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