London Chaplain: Tattoo Gays with Sodomy Warnings


Reverend Peter Mullen, the Chaplain to the London Stock Exchange, is under fire for suggesting that gays be branded with sodomy warning tattoos:

Said Mullen: “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’.”

Mullen also called for the banning of gay pride parades, and wrote a poem mocking the recent blessing of the union of two gay priests by Reverend Martin Dudley.

The Evening Standard reports: “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.’ The ceremony, which took place in the summer, was roundly condemned by the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, as a breach of Church of England rules.”

The Bishop of London called Mullen’s marks “highly offensive” and gay rights group Stonewall UK is calling for Mullen’s resignation.

Gay men should have sodomy warning tattoos [evening standard]