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Pro-rape hate group has no place in Ireland – Cronin

2 February, 2016 - by Réada Cronin

Kildare Sinn Féin councillor Réada Cronin has described plans by the ‘Return of Kings’ group to meet in Naas as ‘abhorrent’. Cllr. Cronin went on to describe the group’s philosophy as “pro-rape, misogynist, homophobic, and transphobic” and that there was no place in a Ireland for such a hate group.

Cllr. Cronin said:

“It has come to my attention that the ‘Return of Kings’ group have plans to meet in Naas this weekend. This group advocate that ‘no means no, until it means yes’. This is complimented by a range of misogynist, homophobic, and transphobic comments. Anyone who espouses such obscene pro-rape and intolerant beliefs is the most base form of person. Frankly, the entire rationale behind such a group, a group of hate, is abhorrent. They exist solely to propagate the demeaning and harassing of women.

“I find both the philosophy of this group and their belief that they can find support in this county disgusting. Ireland reaffirmed last May in the Marriage Equality referendum that we are a tolerant society, based on the principles of equal rights for all citizens. Kildare in fact returned the highest ‘Yes’ vote outside of Dublin. I say in the strongest terms that there can be no place for such a group of hate in Ireland.” 

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