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Monday, October 06, 2008

Anglican priest in gay tattoo hullabaloo!

The Guardian reports that a "vicar" is possibly facing disciplinary action for saying gay men should have "sodomy" warnings tattooed on their bodies. Apparently the cleric thought it amusing to publish remarks on his blog, which have since been removed, denouncing homosexuality.

It is one thing to be against the sexual practices of homosexuals (as opposed to the person) and quite another to have a warped sense of humour likely to cause distress. The Rector (not a vicar!) of St Michael's, Cornhill & Chaplain to the Stock Exchange said, "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."

It has caused outrage and Outrage said, "It's the kind of remark you might expect from a drunk on a Saturday night, not someone in a supposedly responsible position." Drunk or not, I can't understand why people don't think before they speak (or write, in this case).

Perhaps we should have tattoos on people's faces? "Remind me to think before I open my mouth" might be one message!

3 comments:

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Sarah

http://www.thetreadmillguide.com

Sarah, it's your second comment actually! I see you are from Madras. There's a cricket match on there currently, although listening to the BBC we wouldn't necessarily know that!

Why is it that diversity is a one way street? If it is acceptable to say that, for example, homosexuality is ok then it should be equally acceptable to hold the opposite opinion.

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