DUBLIN – Jason Evert was scheduled to give talks at Blackrock College, Sandyford’s Rosemont secondary school, and the Incite 2020 student retreat at University College Dublin this week. All those talks have been canceled due to concern for his views on homosexuality and contraception.
The UCD LGBTQ+ Society begin to call for the talks to be canceled on January 11, 2020.
Their concern stemmed from statements Evert wrote in his book Pure Manhood. In the book, Evert wrote that “the homosexual act is disordered, much like contraceptive sex between heterosexuals. Both acts are directed against God’s natural purpose for sex – babies and bonding.”
In an official statement, the society argued that Evert’s thoughts on homosexuality and contraception put the safety of the community at risk.
“Mr. Evert’s words can have lasting and damaging effects on the mental well being of LGBTQ+ students within the university.”
“Bringing this kind of hateful ideology into the university will only spread the ideology further into the student body damaging all the work for equality, diversity and inclusion that the university have been working on over the past three decades,” the statement concluded.
After the talks were canceled UCD LGBTQ+ thanked “everyone for their support and solidarity in this matter” on social media.
Evert will still give a talk at Our Lady Queen of Peace church in Dublin. He’ll also speak at the Holy Family Mission in Waterford.