Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Oi!

As in, doing the Lambeth Walk, dear reader. But no matter. I have today found evidence of the Archbishop of Canterbury's true opinions on the subject of (ahem) homosexual persons of the opposite persuasion. The following clip comes from his time as Mr Grifford Rees-Jones on the Nine O'Clock News, but I think we all recognise Rowan for what he really is...

9 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

Ah, one forgets, Rowan Atkinson was genuinely funny back then, before he became the rather formulaic Mr. Bean.

Wasn't there also a sketch with Mel Smith as a trendy vicar saying something like: "The Devil: is he all bad? I'd like to hear less of the 'get behind me Satan' and more 'come on in me old mate and have a cup of tea!'".

Working mum said...

What about Rowan as St Peter refusing Christians entry into heaven "the Jews were right" and no one who saw Monty Python's Life of Brian "God doesn't have a sense of humour"?!

Paul said...

I would assume Atkinson's vicar here must be a bishop by now.

ChickPea said...

Thank God for humour. Sadly I can think of no incontrovertible humour in the gospels, which would utterly reassure us of Christ's full humanity. But I doubt the crowds would've been interested if there was no laughter in Those eyes. I suspect He Himself would be at the front of the crowd with much of today's humour - and rather than squandering precious time, energy and resources on conferences, would still be found in the street with aids victims, prostitutes, and our usual outcasts. I have a sneaking suspicion that He would embrace honest members of the gay fraternity, and support genuine love - wherever found - with joy.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Hear hear, Ms Chick Pea. I was told that:

"Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great". As He said these things, He would call out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear".

Is a joke as it's a pun on the word "ears", which also means ears of wheat etc.

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The Poet Laura-eate said...

I must admit I wasn't homophobic until Graham Norton came along.

He set the cause back at least 20 years.

But speaking as a God-fearing athiest I don't mind those 'on the other bus' having commitment or blessing ceremonies (indeed any long-term relationship involving genuine love ought to be encouraged in a shallow, fractured society, shouldn't it?).

Just don't call it 'marriage' as that really is a man/woman thing.

skygge said...

Bwahahaha! Now instead of "Sex" the query can be "Genital group." Bravo!

Can Bass 1 said...

Genital group. I rather like that!