The letter below appears in the current issue of The Church of Ireland Gazette which is the Anglican version of The Irish Catholic - It was in response to a column the previous week and David as usual scores a direct hit:
Ed Vaughan on homosexuality
I was greatly entertained by a full page article by Edward Vaughan on ‘How to be Homosexual’ (Gazette, 10th July), but I felt it lacked meat and needed to be fleshed out. It certainly wasn’t a complete manual. However, despite its deficiencies and intellectual contradictions, it was at least a beginning from an unexpected source.
Yet, there needs to be balance, and I really think your editorial board, in the interests of fair play, should invite some old fairy like myself to write a piece on ‘How to be Heterosexual’.
Anyway, thank you for brightening up my week with a bit of a laugh.
Senator David Norris
Note: Please feel free to write again on the subject, Senator. - Editor