Thursday 23 November 2017

Letters: Dangers of liberal fundamentalism

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* 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.

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