Monday, October 6, 2008

When Homophobic Vicars Blog

You'll never catch Geraldine Granger saying things like that.

There's more to the story at the Guardian, but this part -- this is incredible:
A Church of England vicar could face disciplinary action for saying gay men should have "sodomy" warnings tattooed on their bodies.

The Rev Peter Mullen, who is a parish priest and rector in the City of London, made the remarks on his blog, which has since been removed from the web under an agreement with diocesan officials.

Mullen, 66, wrote it was time for religious believers to recommend the discouragement of homosexual practices in the style of cigarette packet warnings.

"Let us make it obligatory for homosexuals to have their backsides tattooed with the slogan sodomy can seriously damage your health and their chins with fellatio kills."

What kind of tattoo would he suggest for a parish priest who has nothing better to do with his time than fantasize about the backsides of homosexuals?

Mullen later described his comments as "lighthearted jokes" and maintained that he isn't prejudiced, saying, "Many of my dear friends have been and are of that persuasion." Yeah, and from a very young age, his two greatest loves were always Jews and Cuban food.

Does this make anyone else want to rewrite the lyrics to "Vicar in a Tutu?" Maybe something like: "The monkish monsignor/With a head full of plaster/Said, 'My man, get your ass tattooed.'"

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