"We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice,
we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison (1943-1945)

Dermot O'Callaghan

Whither Science?

Posted by Dermot O'Callaghan on 4th November 2016

In 1994 John Bancroft, who later became director of the Kinsey Institute, said about research into sexual orientation, both heterosexual and homosexual, that it was an area “par excellence where scientific objectivity has little chance of survival.” Might counsellors yet be faced with the question: does loyalty to gay ideology justify abandoning the Hippocratic principle, First do no harm to the client? (First appeared under 'Latest News and Statements' 14th October, 2016).

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Honesty is the best policy...

Posted by Dermot O'Callaghan on 13th October 2016

The Revd Stephen Neill (Gazette 16th Sept) believes that “It is no longer possible to participate in a charade that seeks to give equal weight to the arguments pro and con the full inclusion of LGBT Christians within our Church.”

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Scholars on both sides agree Bible is consistent in opposing homosexual practice: Jayne Ozanne disagrees

Posted by Dermot O'Callaghan on 19th May 2016

On Friday 13th May 2016 I attended a fringe meeting at the General Synod of the Church of Ireland, organised by Changing Attitude Ireland, at which the speaker was Jayne Ozanne, a patron of Accepting Evangelicals.

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Questioning the Rationale of Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by Dermot O'Callaghan on 3rd November 2015

Human sexuality is an immensely complex matter, and both Church and society risk the unravelling of the web of the Judaeo-Christian traditions that, though often unrecognised and unappreciated, serves to hold society together in the western world.

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