Damian McShane narrates his experience of meeting somebody in Newry today who stated a belief that the Devil was at work in the education system.
So there I was, enjoying a sandwich and coffee with my partner today in Costa, Buttercrane Newry, when up comes a man I knew so I said "hi." He replied "hi" and walked on but came back: asked us a question about whether we thought it right that kids in school should be taught about transgender people. We of course said yes. He said "so if a child is blind in school does that mean all the children should learn braille?"
As I attempted to reply he said there is an agenda going on, Satan's agenda. And as he walked away he continued to verbally abuse my partner and I very loudly calling us disgusting and evil. As you can imagine, if you know me, my back was up and I shouted back. Thankfully there was a barrier between us and he was moving away.
Just imagine, sitting minding our own business having a bite, being polite, saying hello and this person whom your being polite too launches a torrent of abuse at you.
Well that is what happened today in Buttercrane, Newry.
Let me be clear.... I fully support transgender people whoever or wherever they are in this world. And I totally agree that all people, young and old should be taught about all of life's experience And reality. I make no apology for it either.