Speaking Out against Ex-Gay treatment in N. Ireland

I write this from my phone, so it will be short. Some of you may have heard about 27 year old Stephen Scott, a man in Northern Ireland who spoke out after three male teens attacked and beat him presumably because he is gay. In commenting about this story Northern Ireland DUP MP Iris Robinson publically judged reparative therapy (ex-gay treatment) as a viable option. (read story here www.towleroad.com/2008/06/sinn-fein-calls.html )

The reaction by LGB folks and allies in both N. Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has been swift and strong. Some Christians have spoken out as witnesses that not all Christians condemn gays & lesbians, in fact some in N. Ireland welcome and affirm LGBT people. Just today, Shirley, a friend in N. Ireland started a Facebook group–Iris Robinson–Not in My Name.

Today (Tue) I will appear on Life! with Orla Barry Newstalk 106?108 fm (Dublin, Ireland) (6am NYC time :-p). www.newstalk.ie

This post has 3 Comments

  1. SteveSchalchlin on June 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm Reply

    We love Dublin! Jim did an interview at that very station.

  2. Jason on June 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm Reply

    She did Christianity such a disservice, and your comment is a really welcome counterbalance from that swivel-eyed loonery. I believe it was the Rainbow Project who invited her to meet and learn how wrong she is. Her response was ‘I don’t need to put my hand in the fire (hellfire?) to know it’ll get burned. Mad, eh? I know who’s most in need of psychiatric help…

  3. Tom D. on June 10, 2008 at 4:22 pm Reply

    Are you in Dublin? I didn’t know you were going there. (Too bad! My dear friend Siobhan lives there.)

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