Freedom Gone: Bishop Banned From Twitter For NOT Promoting Suicide

The Oligarchs' barred Bishop Elphin Kevin Doran, 67, for criticising the Irish government’s plan to "legalise" euthanasia, the Sunday Times journalist David Quinn writes (, February 20).

This is the tweet that got Doran banned, "There is dignity in dying. As a priest, I am privileged to witness it often. Assisted suicide, where it is practiced, is not an expression of freedom or dignity, but of the failure of a society to accompany people on their ‘way of the cross’."

In order to euthanise the bishop, turned Doran's statement into its opposite claiming that he had violated rules by “promoting or encouraging suicide or self-harm.” In reality, Doran violated rules by criticising euthanasia which promotes. National-Socialist Germany was a strong promoter of euthanasia.

The barring of the bishop was no mistake. has turned down on appeal and “will not overturn” the decision. The move came as several groups are successfully fighting for a public debate against euthanasia in Ireland.

The highest cleric banned form so far is Prague Cardinal Dominik Duka.


This sort of silliness will only help discredit Twitter. Banning Joe Average for a "political" rules violation isn't the same as banning a Catholic Bishop when he didn't break any in the first place.
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Fr Dan
Stop using Twitter ASAP
The alternatives like Parler and Gab are not suitable, and in the case of the former grotesque security errors were made.
P. O'B
The bishop's comment was weak. He should have mentioned mortal sin and the real possibility of Hell.
Laws are made not only to restrain the governed, but to restrain the governor.
"Democracy, communism, capitalism, they are all the same smoke and mirrors". -thus speaks political ignorance twice under one post..