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New Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman at Dublin Pride 2018 with controversial author Peter Tatchell


Nov 3, 2015
To make it clear and crystal to all reading this thread.

Nobody associated with this site or those making comments or the OP of the article are insinuating anything untoward about the Minister or anything regarding him.

The OP is asking the question if the Minister is aware of the views and opinions of Mr. Tatchell in light of his admiration and acknowledgment of him regarding the tweet of him and Mr. Tatchell at a Gay Pride Event.

Many Concerned members of the public would like the Minister to state that he cannot condone those views that Mr. Tatchell has held in the past.

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Fair enough.

But I will call him an adult displaying sexually explicit intentions for minors.

I don't think we can say that either. But we can say that he approves of such intentions, since he has stated his approval in writing.


PI Member
Aug 29, 2018
I'm sure the journal will cover it

The Journal are currently begging for money on the RTE website using the laughable banner of ' Open Jouralism'..

Like it's buddy, Pravda RTE, it's all the news that fits.. It's biased, only represents the far left beliefs of its promoters. An infomercial for failed sub students union politics that gave comprehensively failed.. everywhere. The Irish version of Xhinhua the Chinese national news agency or KCNA from North Korea.

If the Journal wanted to make a difference it would employ somebody like.. poster Kershaw? or similar.. as a news editor to select stories for journalists to cover. An Irish government Minister for Children's public association with a skeezy pedophilia campaigner like Tatchell doesn't raise a murmur.. Then again David Norris used Irish Government stationary to campaign for the release of his Israeli ' husband' over those tiresome underage sex with Arab rent boy charges.. He's a national treasure... apparently. In any properly run society people like Norris would be in jail and Tatchell would be on a banned list for entry to the county.. Like 'Gary Glitter' aka Paul Gadd is from many SE Asian countries..

There are plenty of stories to cover in Ireland.. There are no journalists worthy of the name.. What we have in Ireland is government PR reposters and nasty campaigners against free speech and democractic expression..
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PI Member
Aug 29, 2018
New Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman at Dublin Pride 2018 with controversial author Peter Tatchell.

'To challenge "the assumption that all sex involving children and adults is abusive" is courageous.'

Ireland's new Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman is on the left. Peter Tatchell is in the green shirt beside him.

Tatchell is a prominent gay British LGBT activist who ran for the Labour Party in the 80’s and then joined the British Green party in 2004. He is a patron of Elly Barnes’ Educate and Celebrate institution.

According to their website, Educate and Celebrate is ‘an experienced team of teachers and youth workers who have all made their own schools LGBT+Friendly, giving them the knowledge to deliver throughout the UK, the Channel Islands, Europe and globally.’ Elly Barnes, the founder is a recommend resource for INTO (Teachers Union and Org) and their LGBT education material "Different Families, Same Love" which is aimed at Primary school kids.

In 2011, Tatchell in a now deleted post on his website (archived) claimed that schoolchildren should be taught fellatio and cunnilingus, as a ‘safe’ option.

In 2016, Tatchell was named as winner of the James Joyce Award 2016 and the recipient of an Honorary Fellowship from University College Dublin.

In June, 2018, Tatchell was the name attraction to the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Political Debate 2018, along with Fintan Warfield (SF), Justin McAleese (FF & Mary's Son), Martin Conway (FG) and Sara Phillips of TENI (Trans Equality Network Ireland). Here they discussed the reformation of Ireland's sex education laws.

Tatchell has advocated lowering the age of consent to 14.

Perhaps Tatchell's most controversial statement is the one he made in a letter to the Guardian in 1997. Images of this letter are shared below.

The quality of either image isn't great but you can clearly see in the first paragraph he agrees with the statement that to challenge "the assumption that all sex involving children and adults is abusive" is courageous.

In the letter he also stated that several of his friends "gay and straight, male and female had sex with adults from the ages of nine to thirteen" and that none feel they were abused — "it gave them great joy".

Tatchell claims his letter was heavily edited but he never sued. According to The Mail he apologised for the letter and said the book he was referring to was not 'a paedophile handbook' but written by psychologists and anthropologists.

In this tweet he suggests he meant not all sex between children and other children is abusive, unwanted & harmful,” but you can clearly see in his original letter he said "sex involving children and adults".

Peter Tatchell wrote a chapter in the controversial book Betrayal of Youth (1986). According to a Daily Mail article, ‘The book’s editor was Warren Middleton, a prominent activist with the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), the notorious lobby group formed in the Seventies to campaign for the ‘rights’ of predatory sex offenders….Also in the book was an essay by PIE activist Roger Moody entitled: How To Make Paedophilia Acceptable, followed by a screed by Beatrice Faust, a radical Australian feminist who worked closely with Germaine Greer. In Tatchell's chapter he advocated lowering the age of consent. You can read it here.

Here's a glossary of the book's contents. It speaks for itself.


further reading:
Former Chairman of Paedophile Information Exchange suspended from UK Labour Party

Well done...

The kind of post we visit this site for...

No wonder the' greens' are so keen on criminalising free speech.