We’ve been observing the descent of the Belfast Telegraph from a respected newspaper to an alarmist, right-wing rag. We reported its outrageous bias in coverage of the Ashers case, and it’s willingness to publish and promote Christian viewpoints above others.
Now, we have this front page. That’s right, children born outside of marriage are immediately presumed to be the product of promiscuity.
For the record, there are many stable, monogamous relationships outside marriage. There is also nothing wrong with families that don’t fit the Christian nuclear family of man + wife + children; if the adults and children involved are happy and cared for, that’s great.
Such nuance is, however, not likely when the first person quoted is a Free Presbyterian minister