Mervyn Storey is an elder in Hebron Free Presbyterian Church in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. He is also a member of the Caleb Foundation.
On their website the Caleb Foundation states that it is “Promoting the Fundamentals of the Historic Evangelical Protestant Faith.”
Caleb has not updated its website since April this year and if we didn’t know it existed, we wouldn’t know it existed!!!!
In addition to Mervyn Storey’s church and Caleb responsibilities, he is also a politician. He is a member of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and presently, the Minister for Social Development in the NI Assembly, a post he has held since September 2014.
His predecessor in this post was another professing Christian and member of the DUP, Nelson McCausland and he held that post from 2011-2014.
Since 2011 to the present when the post of Minister of Social Development was held by Evangelical Christians, one after another, their Department of Social Development (DSD) has spent more than £230,000 on LGBT groups.
Last month, Mervyn Storey’s Department gave a £3,500 grant to the Outburst Queer Arts Festival which this year showed a play in which the Lord Jesus Christ was portrayed as transgender.
What utter blasphemy, but make no mistake, even if that vile festival did not show that play, the title of the Festival itself and its content is enough to condemn it and ban all of it.
Yet Mervyn Storey defended the grant given to the vile festival by stating that the grant was not specific to any event at the festival.
Mr.Storey, the entire festival was wicked and the specific aforementioned play added blasphemy to the wickedness.
Mervyn Storey should be sternly disciplined by his church and by Caleb, but will they do so? Highly unlikely.
The late Ian Paisley was not disciplined by his church (as far as we know) when he and the Baroness (Mrs. Paisley) attended an ecumenical service at St.Patrick’s Church of Ireland in Ballymena on 29th April 2012 to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. RC priests and ecumenical Protestant ministers took part.
Was Ian Paisley disciplined by his Free Presbyterian church for attending an ecumenical service? Highly unlikely.
Yet he would have roundly condemned (and did) others who did likewise. Hypocritical or what?!!
Another interesting figure was in attendance at that ecumenical service. Here’s a clue. His initials are MS. (answer below)
His identity is none other than Mervyn Storey.