Anti-gay preacher banned


Sir, – I was pleased to read that Steven L Anderson has been excluded from Ireland (“Anti-gay preacher is first-ever banned from Ireland under exclusion powers”, News, May 13th). This sends a clear message that the preaching of hate and intolerance has no place here. Everyone ought to be entitled to hold their own reasoned views, but if the result of this is inciting hatred towards fellow human beings, a line must be drawn, as has been done by the Minister for Justice. – Yours, etc,