â€˜My motto is, â€œNo union with the slave-holderâ€. (Cheers) Because, I believe there can be no union between light and darknessâ€¦ I may be told, â€œjudge not, that ye be not judged?â€ I admit the truth of this part of Scripture, but those who read it to me should read a little further, where it is said, â€œby their fruits ye shall know themâ€. (Cheers) I do not judge you when you cut me, if I cry out that you hurt me. (Hear) It is not judging the state of your soul, when I tell you that you have done me an injury. I know that, by injuring me, you are acting contrary to Christianity, and when you tell me that there are some Christian slave-holders in the States, I tell you as well may you talk of sober-drunkards. (Laughter) â€¦ there is no greater calamity than being the slave of a Christian slave-holder. (Hear) â€¦ A man becomes the more cruel the more the religious element is perverted in him â€¦ if they are women-whippers, cradle-plunderers, and man-stealers before their conversion, they are women-whippers, cradle-plunderers, and man stealers after it â€“ (hear) â€“ and that â€œreligionâ€ is to them but an additional stimulant to re-enact their atrocious deedsâ€™
(Belfast Newsletter, 26 December 1845).