Is John Finnis the bravest don in Oxford?

Jan 11, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant:

Oxford University’s lynch mob is at it again. Its target for the Hilary Term 2019 is Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy John Finnis, a Roman Catholic convert, who challenged Pope Francis to condemn errors that may result from the misuse of his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

Finnis, an Australian, hasn’t quite mastered the art of English euphemism. He’s pricked the pansexual bubble by comparing homosexuality with bestiality. Approving of gay sex is like endorsing the killing of innocent people by terrorists, he’s written. Finnis calls homosexual practice evil and destructive and suggests there may be a relationship between being gay and child abuse.

He’s also shoved ramrods into other la-di-dah liberal shibboleths like diversity. Finnis’ litany of lament touches on 21st-century Europe’s “demographic and cultural decay” and “pervasive untruthfulness about equality and diversity” resulting in a “kind of reverse colonization” that could lead to “ethnic and religious inter-communal miseries of hatred, bloodshed and political paralysis.”

Is this 78-year-old Jeremiah hell-bent on committing academic hara-kiri?

Abruptly, Finnis has galvanized the galumphing thought police in the city of dreamy spires. Low-wattage light bulb students are suddenly finding their synapses firing and are inspecting each word of his peer-reviewed journal articles with cultural Marxist microscopes to see if they can find politically incorrect microbes spreading the contagion of Catholic moral orthodoxy.

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Snowflakes and the demonization of debate from Voice for Justice UK


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