Here in the interests of fairness, is the text of the apology that the same emailer sent later today. But in a way, is it even worse?
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Re: Mr. Gilmore's statement on same-sex marriage
Dear Labour representative,
With reference to my email of 2 July,
I realise now that my choice of wording was not good. I wish to make it
clear that I did not mean any offence to you or to any Irish citizens and
I apologise unreservedly if this was the case.
I was feeling very frustrated and
angry with the ambiguous content of Mr. Gilmore's statement - "I
don’t believe for example that it should ever be the role of the State
to pass judgement on whom a person falls in love with, or whom they want
to spend their life with.” I believe that he should have chosen his
words more carefully because the state already passes judgement on certain
I realise now that I should have stuck
to the point about same-sex marriage and not drifted into an argument as
to why I believe homosexual acts to be wrong. I am worried and scared about
the future of my country if two people of the same sex can possibly legally
adopt a child. I realise that not everyone agrees with me but just as those
liberal people are entitled to express their view, so am I.
Please accept this as a sincere apology
for my badly-worded argument - though I am still opposed to same-sex marriage
and do not wish to see it introduced.