Letters: Dangers of liberal fundamentalism
* Colette Browne's piece, 'Urging gays to 'pray it away' is silly -- and dangerous' (Irish Independent, Wednesday, December 18), is a very thought-provoking one.
Articles/columns such as these in mainstream newspapers signal the great change that has occurred in Irish society since the late 20th Century. It is a change from one form of fundamentalism (Catholicism in Ireland) to another; of a liberal kind. Freedom of speech is the injured party when up against either ideology.
Ms Browne congratulates the suspension of the Legion of Mary society in NUI Galway. NUI has a "pluralist ethos" and so it is right to suspend funding to the society in question, implies Ms Browne.