HOMOPHOBE OF THE DAY

Last Friday, in the THE CATHOLIC HERALD, William Oddie had a go at Archbishop Nichols for not stopping the "sacrilegious masses" held twice a month at the Church of Our Lady and St Gregory in Soho, at which the congregation consists mainly of gay people.

But Oddie is not my choice for today's homophobe award. It goes, in stead, to the commenter, Brenda Mary Walsh, who sent in the following in response to the article.

My friends and I were there at Warwick Street a few years ago when those Masses began. I, myself chatted with various members of the Gay Attendees after Mass. All of them that I spoke to admitted that they were practising sex. Two Lesbians told me that they were very much in love and to defend their undying love for each other, they told me that they have been sleeping together, sharing the same bed for over 20 years. I have seen men actually kissing in the congregation. I actually seen with my own eyes, a man fondling another man's backside, rubbing him and squeezing him on the way up to Holy Communion.

I have witnessed overt flirting amongst homosexuals. They seem to get extra FLIRTY when Fr Timothy Radcliffe is the celebrant. God help us, thats all I can say. And yes Archbishop NIcols has the power to stop these Masses. The Pope has the power to say the word if bishops are opposing him 'I am the Pope" so Archbishop Nicols has this same power. Whilst we are delighted to see many refreshing changes under Archbishop Vincent, the CHANGE most needed has not come - Stopping these Masses - many Catholics have told me that they are so disappointed with our Archbishop over this. This is the ONE issue that we thought that Archbishop would put a Halt to it. And if the truly values his own soul, he really needs to listen to Pope Benedict about using the Rod. But I have always told catholics to give the Archbishop time, but that itme is now well and truly up!

I was so appalled, so shocked that I wrote a very serious letter to Cardinal Murphy O'Connor.

COMMENT: What the heck is Ms Walsh doing attending this mass if the thought of it repulses her so much? She sounds like a top of the league curtain twitcher to me, always poking her self-righteous nose into other peoples' business. get a life, Mary, and let other people get on with theirs!

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HOMOPHOBE OF THE DAY — 17 Comments

  1. And if the truly values his own soul, he really needs to listen to Pope Benedict about using the Rod.

    Make up yer mind love, is using the Rod bad or not?? If the Pope’s doing it surely so can everyone else.

  2. I wouldn’t take the pope’s advise on using the rod. His secretary, on the other hand, might be a useful source of information on the correct usage.

  3. To be honest, I wouldn’t take the Pope’s advice on anything.

    As for this priceless woman – she should be more horrified if a healthy lesbian couple had lived together for 20 years without having sex.

    The only thing I don’t believe of this story is that people have admitted to practising sex. I should think most are quite good at it by now and wouldn’t admit to practising.

  4. Abner! Abner! (Baby Boomer reference to Gladys on “Bewitched”)

    I noticed she capitalized “Gay Attendees.” That is an organization with which I am unfamiliar. Are they affiliated with the Gay Communicants?

  5. Methinks Brenda Mary gives us a glimpse of her true self with the mention of the rod.

    Erika, you’re right. After 20 years, the lesbian couple likely stopped practicing years ago.

    The cartoon is wonderful.

  6. I noticed she capitalized “Gay Attendees.” That is an organization with which I am unfamiliar. Are they affiliated with the Gay Communicants?

    Gay Attendees are exactly the same as Gay Communicants with the exception that they don’t talk to anybody and they certainly don’t share the peace. The idea of an affiliation between these two groups is anathema.

  7. Do you think she was just jealous because nobody tried to fondle her bottom before, after or during communion?

  8. Are you kidding? Attending that mass was probably the BIGGEST THRILL she’s gotten in her entire pathetic life!

  9. Jonathan, have you ever tried to sell your cartoons? I stole this cartoon, because it passed my LOL test. Each time I look at it, I LOL again. I hope it’s a stand-alone, although out of the generosity of my great heart, I gave you a link, so folks can read the story.

  10. When you say it’s your cartoon Mad Priest, do you mean you drew the whole thing? … I’d always assumed you got drawings from somewhere and just added the speech balloons or altered what was in them.

  11. Of course, I didn’t draw the cartoon. Do you think I’d be worrying about my future career prospects if I could draw as well as be funny? In this case I altered the book titles and put in the speech balloons.

  12. Oh well. There goes my dream of you as a fecking Renaissance man, and the soul of modesty to boot. I thought you drew it. I’ll have to change my post.

  13. In this case I altered the book titles and put in the speech balloons.

    Well that’s pretty much what I thought (and what I said).

    I can see why Mimi thought so – your Photoshoppie stuff shows you’ve got a real eye for these things.