Don't stifle debate by taking offence to everything

Rev Nick Park of the Evangelical Alliance Ireland wants people to be slower to take offence

'I don't agree with you on the refugee crisis, George, but I'm not going to stop a discussion about it by being offended by it.'

And that sums up Rev Nick Park's stance on the issue of taking offence.

He believes we live in a time where people ‘manufacture offence’, and when that happens, any meaningful debate on big issues gets very difficult.  If everyone is desperate to be poltically correct, then it’s going to stifle debate.

George Hook invited Evangelical Alliance Ireland's executive director Nick Park onto High Noon to discuss the issue of being offended, and whether we simply just live in a society where you're obliged to be ultra careful about everything you say.

Listen to the full interview by clicking below.