Leo Varadkar to Be Ireland’s First Openly-Homosexual Prime Minister

(USA Today) He is just 38. He is openly homosexual. He is the son of an Indian immigrant.

And he’s a sign of how much the Republic of Ireland has changed in recent decades from a conservative nation dominated by the Catholic Church into a multicultural society where you’re as likely to be served a pint of Guinness by a bartender from Latvia as one from Limerick.

Leo Varadkar, who was elected as leader by members of his Fine Gael party on Friday, will take office as Taoiseach — Ireland’s prime minister — on June 13. His election follows the resignation of Enda Kenny, who became Taoiseach in 2011 but came under criticism for his austerity measures and his handling of a series of police scandals.

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  • Lorne Zwelk

    Well, if he governs fairly, great for everyone.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Fairness is only with the truth and morality. Immoral people are only destructive to the society.

  • Ben Welliver

    Great, so he’s an embarrassment to two different countries and two ethnicities.

    We have entered a real Twilight Zone when people signal their virtue by electing sexual deviates. What a sick world.

    Wait ten years – maybe less – when we will be called “bigots” because we don’t accept pedophiles. It’s on the way.

    • TheKingOfRhye

      Speak for yourself, buddy; I’ve got some Irish ancestry myself, and I don’t see what’s “embarrassing” about this at all.

      • Chris

        Speaking as someone who also has Irish blood flowing through their viens all i can say is hear, hear.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Or he’s a credit to two different countries and two different ethnicities.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        A brainwashed product of the Western liberals. He is the Ireland’s choice; Ireland will pay for it.

        • Nick River

          Yes Ireland will pay for this, in a positive way. As religion loses its dark grip, the country is flourishing both economically and culturally.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            No, Ireland needs Christianity for salvation. Sodomites are destroying what Christians have created excellently. You don’t even have real family units. The West needs repentance to be normal again.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      The entire world will take it heart by seeing what the Ex-christian West becomes of. (Revelation 17-19)
      May our God protect the Western children.

      • Nick River

        Protect children from what? It looks like your God was doing more harm than good in Ireland based on what the church was doing in His name. Protecting children from religious indoctrination is definitaly the best way forward, with Varadkar a great role model for LGBT youth (indeed, everyone!)

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Don’t blame God for the humanity’s evils. The Western nations became perv by rejecting the Christianity, their only sane conscience and morality. You guys even let men go into women’s restromms and violate women. Blame yourself for ills. Homosexuality leads to pedophilia because immoral people sleep with anyone and lust over anything in existence.

    • This style 10/6

      There is no chance that the horrible crime of pedophilia, sexual assault on children, will ever be accepted.

      Homosexuality is between two consenting adults and is their business, not yours or some church.

      • Homosexuality is an abomination.

        • This style 10/6

          No it isn’t.

          • It is, religiously, and in an evolutionary sense.

          • This style 10/6

            I know that many religions call it an abomination but that is dying out in decent societies which are getting over the rules in old books.

            I don’t see where evolution comes into it. Homosexuals are born of the union of two heterosexuals and are quite rare.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    These people would only live out to destroy society’s morality and ruin children. Western Europe has nothing to reform because of the superb Christian achievement, and the region only plunges into abnormal depraved immorality out of boredom. So sad. Western Europe should seek the Christian character instead of ease or amusement, to be well.

    • Nick River

      I think the Church in Ireland was doing a great job of destroying Irish society’s morality and ruin children (literally – pedophile priests, single mothers forced to have their children adopted for two reasons). Now its grip lessens, so will its evil nature.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        The Western nation lost its only morality, namely the Christianity. Humanism’s utopia is actually a hell.

  • InTheChurch

    No different than America.

  • Amos Moses

    and the apostasy continues …………….

    • Lorne Zwelk

      Apostasy? This man is a government official?

      • Amos Moses

        so what ……….

        • Lorne Zwelk

          Apostasy refers to the abandonment of a RELIGIOUS belief. This man is not a religious figure.

          • Amos Moses

            no it does not ……. it is the defection from truth ………. and i did not say it applied to him …. although it does …….

            G646
            ἀποστασία
            apostasia
            ap-os-tas-ee’-ah
            Feminine of the same as G647; defection from truth (properly the state), (“apostasy”): – falling away, forsake.

          • james blue

            What dictionary do you use?

            However your definition of “truth” in the context you used it is religious, so you haven’t refuted his definition

          • Amos Moses

            no …. there are no competing “versions” of the truth ….. there is no “your truth” and “my truth” and “religious truth” ….. no such thing ….. sorry ….. FAIL …………..

          • james blue

            What???

          • Lorne Zwelk

            When you misunderstand something someone writes or use a completely different definition of a word than everyone else, you should probably stop screaming FAIL at them since they aren’t the ones failing.

          • Amos Moses

            no ….. you are the one using an improper definition ……… apostasy has nothing to do with “religion” …… has to do with truth …..

          • Lorne Zwelk

            Look, we do not have a FRACTION of enough information on this man provided by the story to start labelling him “apostate”.

          • Amos Moses

            ummmmm …. lets see ….. “First Openly-Homosexual Prime Minister” …………. YUP …… apostate …………..

          • Lorne Zwelk

            Which has what to do with ANYTHING, let alone the man’s ability to govern?

          • Amos Moses

            said nothing about his ability ….. i just said he was an apostate ….. and he is ….. he has rejected truth …………

          • Lorne Zwelk

            How has he rejected truth? And what truth do you refer to?

          • Amos Moses

            there are no competing “versions” of the truth ….. there is no “your truth” and “my truth” ….. no such thing ….. sorry …..

          • Lorne Zwelk

            Truth is not subjective, so I don’t know what you mean. And you still haven’t said what he has supposedly “rejected”. We know almost nothing about this man, and here you are judging him. Harshly I might add.

          • Amos Moses

            he is a homosexual …. that is a rejection of truth ….. is it not obvious ……….

          • Lorne Zwelk

            No, being a homosexual is not illegal. And it has no bearing whatsoever on how he would function as a leader. If you want to attack leaders who behaved improperly in the course of their duties, look into Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, etc.

          • Amos Moses

            said nothing about “illegal” ….. said it was an about truth ……………. and if it was wrong for JS and TH …… then the same applies to this guy …………

          • Lorne Zwelk

            You still haven’t explained why his being a homosexual should affect his ability to govern.

          • Amos Moses

            no …. because that is a straw man and not an argument i made ……… so why should i …..

          • Lorne Zwelk

            A straw man? Excuse me? Didn’t you say he was apostate because he was a homosexual?

          • Amos Moses

            yeah ….. so what ……

          • Lorne Zwelk

            Well then, where is the straw man? Do you know what a straw man is?

          • Amos Moses

            A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent’s argument, while refuting an argument that was not advanced by that opponent.

            i advanced no argument that he was not qualified because he is a homosexual nor did i make any reference to his being qualified ….. YOU DID …….. i said he was an apostate …. and he is …………. YOUR straw man argument is that i said otherwise ……….. BURN BABY BURN ……….

          • Lorne Zwelk

            Let’s look again at what you said:

            “ummmmm …. lets see ….. “First Openly-Homosexual Prime Minister” …………. YUP …… apostate …………..”

            This statement of yours suggests that he is apostate because he is homosexual. I repeat: where is the straw man argument I presented?

          • Amos Moses

            “This statement of yours suggests that he is apostate because he is homosexual.”

            WOW …. you are good ……

            “why is his homosexuality a) something that makes him “apostate””

            the answer is in your question …..because of his homosexuality …….. (hint: it doesn’t, because you cannot know such a thing) ….. yes it does and yes you can ………..

            “if it doesn’t, why even complain, as you have?” …… because it is apostasy ……….. it is the abandonment, the defection from truth …………

          • Lorne Zwelk

            Homosexuality has nothing to do with how you perceive the truth. Nothing.

          • Amos Moses

            oh yes it does ….. you are in error ……….. it shows a profound lack of truth …..

          • Lorne Zwelk

            What it shows is a profound amount of your opinion and nothing more.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            so you have no response …. only to say …. “your opinion” …… which i guess i should say that is only your opinion ………. so just automatic gainsaying …..

            ok ……….

          • Lorne Zwelk

            Anyone who refers to their faith as “the truth” is offering an opinion.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            no … faith comes from knowing the truth ……. the truth is knowable and is known BEFORE faith is given ………. faith is a gift …. it is not something a person manufactures …. and the truth is not an opinion …… “fire burns” “drop a hammer on your foot and it will hurt” …… knowable …. truth …… no opinion ….. and independent of any science, logic, philosophy or any other discipline ………

        • Bob Johnson

          So What? Ireland is Catholic and you have said many times that Catholics are not Christians.

          • Amos Moses

            nope …. never said that ….. you are in error …. i have said ….. there are Catholics that are christians ….. but not all Catholics are chirstians …….. not the samething ………

  • It is no longer Ireland.