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More Blood, Vicar?

by | 10th, October 2003

‘ARE you afraid of vampires? Before you answer with a dismissive laugh, turn to page 11 of today’s Telegraph…

It looks like a wooden stake to us, Iain

See what we mean? Terrifying isn’t it? No, not the bloke in the pancake make-up with the fangs he’s a C of E vicar. Or to be more precise, a ‘vicar ‘terrorised by howling vampires”.

To be strictly correct, he is Christopher Rowbrey, vicar of St Mary’s Ching in Eling, Hants, and he’s in the paper because he is accusing three local citizens of religious harassment of a Christian.

He alleges that the defendants did unspeakable things outside his house and pursued a hate campaign involving obscene pictures, vandalism and other unpleasant behaviour that we’d rather not go into on a family website.

If true, we are sure that this was very distressing for the Rev.

But ladies and gentlemen of the media jury, we ask you to look again at the young people before you. With their inane smiles and ungainly posture, do they look scary to you?

Isn’t it more likely that, noticing Christopher’s iconic

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