Tuesday, 14 October 2008

"Gay tattoo" vicar makes another half-hearted apology

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In a column for the Northern Echo, a Darlington-based local paper, the Rev Peter Mullen (he of "Let us make it obligatory for homosexuals to have their backsides tattooed with the slogan sodomy can seriously damage your health" fame) has made another attempt at an apology following the one he made a week ago. I'll let you read it yourself, but one passage from his column will help to illustrate my feeling that he hasn't quite got the hang of this sincere apology business:
"One might say that what was once a mortal sin is now only a lifestyle choice. And the love that once dare not speak its name now shrieks at us in high camp down every high street. This situation is what some homosexualist campaigners constantly claim under their doctrine of “rights”. It is the reason also that they are so annoyed with me – because I repudiate their “rights” argument – which is in any case not Christian but secular."


Jonathon said...

That is a non-apology. He gets in several swipes against gays and lesbians who have the audacity to demand their civil and human rights.

Anonymous said...

A lifestyle choice???

and what exactly is wrong with letting your hair down and having a bit of fun once in a while?

It shows the patience and kindness of his "gay" friends that they are still even bothering to talk to him frankly.