Following the cancellations, an LGBT group issued a statement to Twitter thanking ‘everyone for their support and solidarity in this matter’

(LifeSiteNews) – A number of upcoming talks in Ireland by well-known Catholic chastity speaker Jason Evert — two of them at Catholic schools — have been abruptly canceled, allegedly because the speaker upholds Catholic teaching on homosexuality and contraception.

Evert is a founder of The Chastity Project and gives talks around the world on sexual ethics – discussing issues such as marriage, dating, pornography, homosexuality and contraception. He and his wife Crystalina claim to have spoken to “more than one million people on six continents about the virtue of chastity”.

The Irish Times has reported Jan. 12 that several of Evert’s talks due to be given in Ireland have canceled “after concerns were raised about his views on homosexuality and contraception”.

The Irish Times cites Evert’s book Pure Manhood and a section of it which says: “the homosexual act is disordered, much like contraceptive sex between heterosexuals. Both acts are directed against God’s natural purpose for sex – babies and bonding.”

The report also highlights Evert writing in the same book that “[e]ven if a person does not believe in God, he cannot argue with nature. For example, the life expectancy of homosexual men is half that of heterosexual men. Furthermore, imagine what would happen if all people with same-sex attractions were placed in their own country. It would be empty in a century, because bodies of the same gender are not made to receive each other.”

The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts “intrinsically disordered” since they are “contrary to the natural law.”

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