With two days to go - and a moratorium kicking in tomorrow - the anti-gay rhetoric from the "No" side is ramping up another gear and with that the friendly face of ‘concern for children’ is slipping to reveal the truth - while many people choosing to vote No are possibly not homophobic, those actively campaigning against equality clearly are.
Earlier this week, journalist, former Irish Times columnist, anti-gay activist and one of the biggest mistakes in Sinead O’Connor’s life, John Waters got close to how he really feels at a Mothers and Fathers Matter speech in County Kerry.
Waters was one of those who took offense to being labeled a homophobe by Rory O’Neill and subsequently sued state broadcaster RTE, winning an out-of-court settlement. Therefore, please note that whatever comes next, John Waters is without any doubt not homophobic. In a non-judgmental, loving, Christian way he just thinks that if the referendum is passed it could mean that sex between two men or two women will be seen as “just as natural as the sexuality of a heterosexual couple.”
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Stephen Fry meanwhile is not so surprisingly calling for a Yes vote.
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