Monday, October 06, 2008

The Rev Mr Mullen warns against deadly blow jobs

If you were the Chaplain at the London Stock Exchange (pictured) you would think you had plenty to deal with, what with all those City Boys crying into their cappuccinos at a Chelsea Starbucks . But no, nothing stops a god botherer getting all in a tizz about what people, and specifically those who are lesbian and gay , do in bed. It really does still surprise me. Why do they care?

This particular Chaplain has been blogging and some of his Internet rants have echoes of the Nazis; tattoos on buttocks and faces anyone? The Telegraph reports :

The Rev Mr Mullen said in an blog that homosexuality was "clearly unnatural, a perversion and corruption of natural instincts and affections" and "a cause of fatal disease".

He recommended that homosexual practices be discouraged "after the style of warnings on cigarette packets".

He wrote: "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."

In an earlier posting, the Rev Mr Mullen, who is also rector of St Michael's Cornhill and St Sepulchre without Newgate in the City, wrote a poem about the blessing of two gay priests by the Rev Martin Dudley.

The poem begins: "The Bishop of London is in a high huff, Because Dr Dudley has married a puff; And not just one puff - he's married another: Two priests, two puffs and either to other."

It concludes: "Of such Dr Dudley a goldmine has found, From shaven-head puftas the nuptial pink pound.

"The new Church of England embraces diversity, A fresh modulation on ancient perversity."

The Bishop of London condemned the postings, which have since been taken down, as "highly offensive".

A spokesman said: "While clergy are entitled to their own personal views, we recognise that the content of this text is highly offensive and is in no way reflective of the views of the Diocese of London."

The Rev Mr Mullen, 66, who has written a series of books including The Politically-Correct Gospel, was summoned for a meeting with church officials on Friday and told he could face disciplinary action.

And what is the Rev Mr Mullen's response to criticism? Well some of his best friends are gay and we need to get a sense of humour:
"I wrote some satirical things on my blog and anybody with an ounce of sense of humour or any understanding of the tradition of English satire would immediately assume that they're light-hearted jokes. I certainly have nothing against homosexuals. Many of my dear friends have been and are of that persuasion. What I have got against them is the militant preaching of homosexuality."

Oh dear. all the old favourites . Gays and deadly diseases, get a sense of humour and of course the army of militant queers trying to convert the innocent. Oh and whats his problem with fellatio ? It kills ?? Someone ought to explain about safe sex and HIV/Aids unless he knows something the rest of us don't about the deadly power of a blow job!

Update : More people the Rev doesn't like. Check out a post on New Humanist that includes his views on Muslims . Here is a snippet :

"[They] certainly lend themselves to ridicule: sticking their arses in the air five times a day. How about a few little choruses, 'Randy Muslims when they die/Find 70 virgins in the sky'?"