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Vicar Who Preached Gays Destroy Marriage Fired For Cheating On His Wife

Martin_Howard_Vicar_MarriageIsn’t it time we all just admit that the institution of marriage has never been all that sanctimonious?

Ever since the creation of fidelity there has been infidelity. Simple as that.

And while commitment and loyalty are certainly powerful forces, the notion that we’re all meant to couple up and remain in the confines of a legally binding contract for the rest of our lives, never again to experience the sensation of sexual connection with anyone other than our “soul mate” is just absurd.

Which is why Reverend Martin Howard, the Vicar who preached that gays “ruin the sanctity of marriage” only to now be fired from his position when his affair with a married parishioner came to light, looks like even more of a jack-ass right now.

Because apparently being honest with ourselves and the people we love just isn’t an option. And we see this time after time after time.

Rather than have an adult conversation about the notions of sex, love, commitment and experience, people tend to preach one thing (in this case, literally preach it), then behave another way. And that other way happens to be if nothing else, real.

Misguided? Perhaps. Destructive? Maybe. But real nonetheless. And if people like the good Reverend had the emotional maturity to get past all the dogmatic bullshit and get to the heart of why he stepped outside the boundaries of his holy marriage in the first place, perhaps he might not be in the position he finds himself now.

Then again, he may have quit years ago instead.

h/t: Gay Star News

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           May 22, 2014
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  • 12 Comments
    • LubbockGayMale
      LubbockGayMale

      Guess we’ll get blamed for HIS indiscretion/stupidity!

      May 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bad Ass Biker
      Bad Ass Biker

      Well, the article got that right; not only does he “look like a jack-ass” he also looks like a dumb as a post hillbilly.

      May 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      Christians are such jerks

      May 22, 2014 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      @Ogre Magi: No man! Christianity is a mental illness. Only psychotropic drugs will help I hope, so.

      May 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Butch1966
      Butch1966

      Who would sleep with THAT????

      May 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      @Mezaien: What is South African for “douche-bag”? Being one is also a form of Mental Illness.

      May 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dwight
      Dwight

      So the article says the affair was with a “married parishioner” but doesn’t identify the person as a man or a woman. If it was a dude maybe he has a point that gays do destroy marriage, LOL.

      May 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Ogre Magi: @Mezaien: NOT ALL Christians are jerks, idiots, and sub-intelligent people. If you had any common sense you would realize that. As for you Mezzed up no-mind, you need a functioning brain to HAVE a mind in the first place. Please don’t display your stupidity in such a dirty way! It does you no favors!

      May 22, 2014 at 9:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BigWoody
      BigWoody

      @Dakotahgeo:
      As an atheist, I sometimes disagree with your comments, but this time I wholeheartedly agree. @Mezaien seems to be mentally unstable, in need of therapy, drugs, and education and should be banned from Queerty.

      Live and let live, unless you proselytize and directly invade my privacy, upon which you can expect a tongue lashing.

      May 22, 2014 at 10:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreatGatsby2011
      GreatGatsby2011

      @BigWoody: Mezaien has been banned from commenting on Queerty. He’s also been banned from commenting on multiple other websites due to his offensive and violent comments.

      Unfortunately, he came back when Queerty changed its commenting format.

      To all religious readers, speaking as a rational atheist, I apologize for Mezaien’s sociopathic rants. Please know we’re not all bat-sh!t crazy.

      May 22, 2014 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @BigWoody: @GreatGatsby2011: I’m not so sure you need to apologize, Big Woody. There ARE bat shit crazy christian loonies out there also… notice I used the small “c.” As an ordained Christian minister, I would deserve to be tongue-lashed if i went up to people and insulted them with Christian beliefs in ANY form! We are NOT living in Old Testament Biblical times and it is high time we quit insulting people. I talk Christianity to people ONLY when THEY question me or want answers. Then it’s time to sit down with a beer and talk, lolol. I have waaay too many non-Christian friends whom I dearly love, and wouldn’t think of questioning their faith or lack of it. ROFL… please realize also, that we’re not all bat shit crazy Christians! ;-) Pastor Dak!
      PS: I WISH that you both could be in touch with me on Skype. GreatGatsby2011, I think you might have my info. Consider this a invitation. :) BigWoody, you are also invited! Another two people to be leery of are Hooper and his evil twin, Susie Sotar… scary bros!

      May 22, 2014 at 11:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      The article states as follows —

      ” …the notion that we’re all meant to couple up and remain in the confines of a legally binding contract for the rest of our lives, never again to experience the sensation of sexual connection with anyone other than our “soul mate” is just absurd. ”

      Now that is a really absurd comment unless the words “the sensation of sexual connection” mean only in thought and not in practice.

      How many marriages and similar relationships fail with very sad results because one of the partners plays around?

      May 23, 2014 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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