Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Rev. Peter Mullen's Blog

Rev. Peter Mullen is the chaplain to the London Stock Exchange and the rector of St Michael's Cornhill and St Sepulchre without Newgate in the City. Rev. Peter Mullen was also until recently a blogger. Sadly the result of his cyber labour seem to have been deleted but Google has thankfully cached some of it and I have saved a copy for posterity, just in case.

The deletion of Rev. Mullen's writings might just have something to do with the fact that last week, the Evening Standard and then the Daily Mail published an article (the same article actually) about some of those very writings (even though the elements of said writings being quoted had been published in June this year, at the time of the blessing ceremony which took place between two members of the Church of England in St Bartholomew the Great - picture).

In the article, we learned what the Rev. thinks about gay people and what should be done to them:
We ["Religious believers"] disapprove of homosexuality because it is clearly unnatural, a perversion and corruption of natural instincts and affections, and because it is a cause of fatal disease. The AIDS pandemic was originally caused by promiscuous homosexual behaviour. Such promiscuity is itself an evil because its perpetrators merely use others indiscriminately for their own gratification, treating their fellows as sex objects and as means to an end rather than as ends in themselves.
And the pièce de résistance:
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.
Following on the dear Rev.'s idea, I would suggest that we should perhaps also tattoo the Jews but that has apparently already been done...

The dear Rev. had also penned the following poem:
Gay wedding at St Bartholomew’s EC1

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.
“It isn’t a wedding, for that’s not allowed;
They’ve just come together and promised and vowed
To shack up and snug up, to have and to hold:
Ooh aren’t we radical! Ooh aren’t we bold!”
Now here’s a most queer and most wonderful thing:
He’s given his hand, he’s offered his ring;
And each to the other forever will bend,
After their troll in the coach up West End.
Not a flash wedding, no pics in Hello!
Just a honeymoon cottage, convenient so.
Of such Dr Dudley a goldmine has found,
From shaven-head puftas the nuptial pink pound.
The new Church of England embraces diversity,
A fresh modulation on ancient perversity:
“I’m C of E and PC so don’t think it odd of me
To offer a licence and blessing for sodomy.
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How charmingly Christian in its high charity this all is!

The Church of England's hierarchy has spoken out against the extremism of
Rev. Mullen's comments and he has himself apologised for his "injudicious" comments, adding that he "did not intend to cause offence when I made some joking remarks about homosexuals. I was not actually meaning to criticise individual homosexual persons, but the promoters of gay culture."

Yes, my dear reader, it was all a joke. It also seems that our preacher does not like preachers! For, no, he has nothing against homosexuals (some of his friend are indeed homosexuals. I kid you not!), he was simply talking against, well, homosexuals I suppose, for who else would be "promoters" (whatever that is) of the "gay culture" but gay people themselves?

The dear reverend, however fails to mention what he would do to heterosexual people who practise sodomy and fellatio or perhaps to adulterers. This last point is perhaps a little more delicate, for you see, it seems that our dear reverend was once censured by the Church for adultery.

Page 194 of Peter Vardy’s The Puzzle of Sex (Fount Paperbacks 1997- Vardy is an ethics lecturer at Heythrop College) refers to Peter Mullen as “An Anglican vicar who resigned for committing adultery with a parishioner” If you look him up in Crockford’s clerical directory, he left a parish in yorkshire in 1989, and did not minister as a priest again until 1997. His resignation would have been obligatory, and he would presumably have been on the Lambeth discipline list for at least 5 years (with thanks to Bob who left this very useful comment on the PinkNews article listed above).

Another interesting inconsistancy in Rev. Mullen's biography is that as I mentioned above, he is the chaplain to the London Stock Exchange. I am sure that Peter (I think I am allowed to be on first name terms with someone who takes so much interest in the decoration of my arse) would confirm the fact that, according to the gospel, Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. He had however a lot to say about rich people and commerce. Did he even banish the merchants from the Temple?

In anycase, considering the currently economic climate, one would imagine that Pete, in his quality of "moral advisor to Mammon" would have other things on his mind than other people's sexual preferences and activities.

So my message to Pete is very simple. Put your money where you mouth is (so to speak) and be more charitable and Christian in the future. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

If someone feels the need to write to my new mate Pete, here are the details:

Church address
St Michael, Cornhill
The Vestry,
St Michael’s Alley,
Cornhill,
London EC3V 9DS
website: www.st-michaels.org.uk

To contact the Rector:
The Rev’d Dr Peter Mullen,
The Watch House,
10 Giltspur Street
London EC1A 9DE
Telephone & Fax 020 7248 3826
e-mail citychurches@pmullen.freeserve.co.uk

There also was a Facebook group asking for Pete to be sacked, but it has been deleted.

8 comments:

  1. Great stuff about the dirty old adulterer! Well done for finding it...

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  2. And now I'm off to nose around the cache...

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  3. I have no merit in finding the stuf about him being an adulterer. It was posted on the Facebook group asking for him to be sacked.

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  4. Thanks, I've joined... And I'm going to link to it as well.

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  5. Perhaps it would have been better for The Rev Mullen to say it thus:

    "I was not actually meaning to criticise individual homosexual persons, but the promoters of 'sodomite' culture."

    We all know that same-gender-affection and anal sex are two different things. Gay does not equal anal sex, and vice versa. But the pro-sodomy activists and those using this agenda as a platform for equality would have everyone believe that everyone who is sweet on their buddies do the butt-nasty, etc.

    Not true! And the gay community does themselves and all men a disservice by promoting this misconception.

    That's why many guy such as myself, are turning their backs on the 'gAy lifestyle' and its society of decadence, disease and death. We reject the LIES and have discovered the g0y movement and express our same-gender-affections is a healthy, moral and responsible manner, avoiding fetishes and behaviors that are repulsive, deadly and shameful.

    www.g0ys.org

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  6. Patrick, I have heard of the "goy" movement and have seen the website before (one of the worst websites (in term of design) I have ever seen, btw).

    The highly judgemental language that you and they use, so reminiscent of that used by the religious zealots smacks to me of the much bandied internalised homophobia.

    Why not be a little more open minded, let people do what they please with whom they please (as long as everyone is consenting) and stop try to force your views and choices on to other people?

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  7. well, you beat me to it, zefrog. Patrick's problems aren't just a badly designed website, although that might be symptomatic...

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