Thursday, 23 July 2009

Letter from Senator David Norris in Church of Ireland Gazette

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
Seanad Éireann
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2

Note: Please feel free to write again on the subject, Senator. - Editor


Póló said...

You can always rely on David for a bit of outrageous common sense.

Gerry Lynch said...

Unlike Ed Vaughan.

Stephen Neill said...

Agreed lads ;-)

Daniel Owen said...

I like David Norris and enjoy listening to his radio show. Bit disappointed here though as surely this was a golden opportunity for him to engage with someone who genuinely wanted to start a dialogue rather than using a thin veil of humour to dismiss it. Let's hope he doesn't leave it there.

Stephen Neill said...

I know what you mean but I do think David had a point - Remember as a Senator he is used to the banter and the cutting comment that parliamentary privilege allows and yes it would be interesting to have a dialogue between David and Ed.