Meet Perseus Flange, Bishop of Little Piddlebed
Walsh retired from his post as Bishop of Killaloe, Ireland, in 2010, much to the relief of Catholic
bigots traditionalists. Here’s what one of them had to say, under the headline Farewell to a Shitten Shepherd, about Walsh’s departure.
His words reveal him as that lamentable sort who yearns to turn the holy Catholic Church – of which he is a bishop – into a carbon copy of the Episcopal Church, replete with clerical divorce, lesbian priestesses, theological lassitude, blessing of same-sex unions, and a focus on the temporal which excludes any consideration of the hereafter – in other words, a sort of pseudo-religious social club in which the spirit of contemporary political correctness can flourish, where preaching the Truth is replaced by a convivial consensus-finding chat over tea and biscuits and in which nothing really matters at all so long as no-one ever says anything that might be construed as offensive.
Bishop Perseus Flange, an old-school Anglican, not a Catholic, can never be accused of being a jovial old cove, or having such a laissez faire attitude.
In John’s latest podcast, posted today, he tackles the cantankerous Flange – who refers to the Pink Humanist as the Punk Humorist – on the subjects of the Coalition for Marriage; the nuclear family and Jesus’ alleged ability to “zap” demons.
Here’s the link to John’s podcasts. Enjoy this amusing distraction from Jubilee Sunday.