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Frocks Off

by | 20th, June 2003

‘GAY wizards are one thing, gay bishops another – and the row over the appointment of the openly gay Bishop Of Reading rumbles on.

Harry gets the first train out of Lagos

The Times talks of open warfare between the liberals and conservatives on the issue, with up to 15 bishops preparing an open letter in support of Dr Jeffrey John.

”The statement,” says the Times, ”is intended as a gesture of support for Dr John as well as for the Bishop of Oxford, the Right Rev Richard Harries who appointed him.”

But the Guardian thinks the split goes a lot further than a letter-writing competition, warning that it may spark a worldwide schism.

So says Archbishop Peter Akinola, leader of the 17.5 million-strong church in Nigeria, who has declared homosexuality an abomination.

”We claim we are Bible-loving Christians,” said the frock-wearing Archbishop Akinola.

”We cannot be seen to be doing things clearly outside the boundaries allowable in the Bible.”

We imagine the Archbishop therefore supports other Biblical laws such as the death penalty for anyone that curseth his father or mother and the ostracism of anyone who sees their sister or mother naked.

And as for Harry Potter, he is doubly damned.

As it says in Leviticus 20 v27: ”A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones, their blood shall be upon them.”

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