Catholic school reverses atheist ban

Catholic school reverses atheist ban

Saint Dominic’s College in Cabra, the Catholic girls’ secondary school that cancelled a speaker’s invitation to atheist Michael Nugent, above, has now reversed that decision.

The principal brought the issue to the Board of Management, which has decided to honour the original invitation. Atheist Ireland now have to arrange a new date to for Nugent to address senior students.

Nugent said:

Atheist Ireland is pleased by this decision, as we were by the progressive and inclusive thinking reflected by the original invitation. We face a lot of prejudice and discrimination as atheists in Ireland, and it is nice to have a positive interaction to help counter that and to promote greater understanding.

7 responses to “Catholic school reverses atheist ban”

  1. Brummie says:

    A tiny forward step towards civilising Ireland’s R.C-dominated hierarchy.

  2. 1859 says:

    Fiughce Grakhg Nucvre! – which is Gaelic for ‘Fucking Great News’! Go Ireland!

  3. Newspaniard says:

    @1859. Interesting to know that the Irish have a word for, “fucking”. Would that be the same word they use for, “very”?

  4. Cali Ron says:

    Erin go bragh!

  5. Vanity Unfair says:

    Don’t you think you could be a bit more militant than that, Mr. Nugent?

  6. dennis says:

    Run catlicks, its started facts, reason, logic and the scientific way !!!