Symud i'r prif gynnwys
Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

9 erthygl ar y dudalen hon

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Newyddion
Dyfynnu
Rhannu

A calumny that is worn threadbare is wenig revi ved in connection with the WeHi Nonconformist petition against the diren- dowment clauses in the Welsh ChIlTeh Bill. Intimidation is what the charge amounts tlo. The acts of intimidation alleged con- in promiqent Churchmen, themselves 10 person or through their servants, taking Petitions to people with whom they have dealings, to sign. To an unbiased person, "Otbine could be more natural than such a Procee.iing, that men keenly interested in agitation should take some personal part 111 ft1rthring it, and that they should on- Pr<iach other people whom they know. The J?nt>e>ido of t'ip calumny is in the sugT^'t'on t -at people who do not sign such petitions .?. marked men amd are ?aMp to "'VM- "?tsa.tion" in some %hn,m or form. It :[11;116S a verv poor and disparag?n? concep- of the manhood of those who Mfm under 11}'ni"'d or pop?(.n? coercion, tW t-h?v Sbonld n<? be d-emed to have the c<?ura?e to resist it. And it f'!r?h?r argues a verv if U*u j action on the mrt of Church peoole If the latter are really 'so very greatly Ollt- UrnH»red in Wales 11 it is sovcht to reprp- to Hp. jf Chn^hmei are in wh niinoritv, cor^-rriot J'^tories to TVir m^t bvious "1"! d uril co'irf«» of action would be to adont Pickwickian counsfl and "of two ow ds, shout with the bigger." 11 Thnt Church'Tien have good cause for ounsbine a bitter resentment. aaimt the 41it liorsrl the .-Ii endnwmeit proposals may be admitted. The thing which roev-* HI"ir Is so 8oid, mean and contemptible. Ilia* they copLJ carry into practice a pol'cy of, a T>ersonal vendetta in the fashion irsir-u- n,ed ms ridiculous, if they are really but a i handful amongst the Welsh people. The very few do not usually oppress the many, and the latter can very well defend their own interests if the need arises. It is enl ghten- ing to recall that an organisation called the "Gladstone League" was formed to discover;, expose, and explOIt, such cases of political op- pression and retaliation as are suggested in connection with the Nonconformist Church Bill petitions. If, has had to "sheathe its sword from lack of argument." Its discover- ies have been insignificant. Those engaged in spreading these calumnies might have the grace and tact to remember that it is the conduct of Nonconformists as well as that of Churchmen that they call in question, and that it would be the safer course to credit erring members of their flock with honest if mistaken convictions.

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