We’ve read and written about scads of scary anti-gay folk in our day, but few with the frightening insanity of Rev Peter Mullen, the chaplain of London’s stock exchange:
Mr Mullen, 66, wrote on his blog: ‘It is time that religious believers began to recommend… discouragements of homosexual practices after the style of warnings on cigarette packets.
‘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.’
Fuck you. Fellatio rules.
Mullen goes on to say that the “obscene” gays should be outlawed, which is sort of like saying brown people or midgets should be outlawed – impossible. We exist. Deal with it.
In addition to being a preacher man, Mullen’s also quite the poet. Another internet posting contains this gem about a gay marriage between two priests: “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.” Charming.
Gay activists and other like-minded Brits are furious and calling for Mullen’s job. The reverend claims he meant no harm in writing the “satirical” postings and insists he’s got loads of respect for the gays. He’s even friends with some! “I certainly have nothing against homosexuals. Many of my dear friends have been and are of that persuasion.” Mullen does, however, object to the “militant preaching of homosexuality.” And we thought Wall Street was ugly.