Irish Bishop condemns homophobia in Easter service at Sligo Cathedral

Irish Bishop condemns homophobia in Easter service at Sligo Cathedral
Bishop Kevin Doran at Sligo Cathedral
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The people of Sligo and indeed Ireland as a whole are a community reeling since the brutal slaying of two queer men last week. Catholic Bishop Kevin Doran addressed these horrors on Easter Sunday saying people who identify as LGBTQ+ “should not have to live in fear any more than anybody else”.

Speaking at Sligo Cathedral, Bishop Kevin Doran spoke about the victims, saying: “Each of them, in different ways, served his community well. Each one was a much loved son and brother and uncle.” He also condemned all hate crimes and saying that the community was ‘badly shaken’ and that the two men were “were our neighbours and, for some of us, friends and colleagues.”

Using his platform and religion for GOOD and not for ill (take note Putin and the Conservative Evangelical Right), he said that homophobia was “something that we as Christians can never condone. People who identify as LGBTI should not have to live in fear any more than anybody else”.

Elsewhere in the country, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, also spoke of his sympathy for the families and friends of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee in Sligo, saying; “The inhumanity and cruelty of these attacks are rightly to be condemned. I condemn them and have every confidence I speak for the vast majority of people who have seen and heard what has happened in recent days.”

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