Would it have anything to do with the fact that among those taking part in this 'memorial service' was Rev David Armstrong?
David Armstrong, who spoke and led in prayer, is well known as the Presbyterian minister whose pursuit of ecumenism in Limavady in the mid-1980s caused him to leave the town. The Free Presbyterian Church were among those who protested against his ecumenical actions back then.
He was present and took part in this memorial service as he now resides in the town and was deputising for the Mayor's chaplain.
It would seem something or somebody has changed their views for David Armstrong to now be acceptable to speak and pray at a 'memorial service'. The same individual who sees nothing wrong in praying with priests and attending mass and who was accused of lying in 1985.
I am reminded of the words of Proverbs 28:9: He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. David Armstrong for a long time has turned away his ear from hearing the law of God. As stated above ecumenism that embraces false religions, such as Romanism, is contrary to the plain teaching of Scripture. How can this man's praying be acceptable?