Hilarious: Irish bigot’s epic marriage boob

Hilarious: Irish bigot’s epic marriage boob

Participants in a debate on same-sex  marriage in Ireland howled with laughter when an anti-gay marriage campaigner accidentally come out against marriage … between men and women!

Michael O’Leary, according to Pink News, had his banana skin moment during the debate on TV3 Ireland, ahead of May’s referendum on civil same-sex marriage.

While speaking to the panel – headed by journalist Vincent Browne – O’Leary said:

It’s a corrupt way for politicians to come out and say they are in favour of gay marriages. We have family values, and no politician or party should be coming out and calling for a yes vote.

I say it’s shame on you, we want family values, and we don’t want to see men and women getting married.

O’Leary’s banana-skin moment reduced the entire audience and most of the panel to laughter.

After the laughter refused to die down, he jumped back to his feet and clarified:

We don’t want to see two men getting married, we don’t want to see two women getting married.

He then attacked the “corrupt” politicians – and was booed by other members of the crowd.

The panel debate, in Cork, comes a few months before the Republic of Ireland will vote on same-sex marriage. Early polls suggest a large amount of support for the measure.

The wording of the referendum measure was agreed last month.

Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.

Meanwhile, from France comes news that the Missionaries of Divine Mercy – a hardline anti-gay Catholic group  –  has snapped up a local gay bar at auction.


After the owners of the Texas bar in the city of Toulon filed for bankruptcy, it was auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder.

The Missionaries of Divine Mercy, which owns the church next door, said in a statement:

The Missionaries of Divine Mercy are delighted to announce the purchase of Texas Bar, the famous bar of the Toulon gay community, which is located next door to our church, Saint-François de Paule.

The bar had been placed into compulsory liquidation … the other potential buyers, who had intended to bid a more significant sum than ours, were kind enough to let us have the bar when thy saw us praying during the auction.

A diocesan priest from Toulon, a friend of the community, has made a donation of €15,000 for this acquisition.

The importance of this place for the evangelisation of the neighbourhood is clear. The bar of Sodom will now become the pub of Mercy.

Local gay rights activist Titi told the Local:

I would have preferred if someone else got it but they’ve wanted the place for years. To them, it’s like Satan is right next to their church. They’ll need a whole bunch of exorcists to get rid of everything that’s happened in there.

The group plans to use the bar as a meeting place for Catholic priests.

Hat tip: Angela K (O’Leary report)

7 responses to “Hilarious: Irish bigot’s epic marriage boob”

  1. Tony Cree says:

    a meeting place for catholic priests ?! eh.
    so the base for a paedo ring.

  2. Brummie says:

    Meeting place for Catholic priests? No change in the activities within then…

  3. David Anderson says:

    “The group plans to use the bar as a meeting place for Catholic priests.”

    “The bar of Sodom will now become the pub of Mercy.”

    Mercy for the Catholic priests that is.

  4. andym says:

    The phrase Missionaries of Divine Mercy got me thinking about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

  5. Trevor Blake says:

    “I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.” 1 Corinthians 7:8.

    But if you do marry then let it be a biblical marriage as described in 1 Kings 11:2-3.

  6. 1859 says:

    They’re going to use the place for catholic priests? Then it’s business as usual I suppose…..

  7. Robster says:

    A bar for catholic priests? What a fun night out that would be! No nuts on the bar, only dry wafer thingies and a tasteless red wine to wash ’em down. For entertainment, young men in leather, lots of incense and pipe organ music to fill the dance floor. Instead of booths they could install wee confessionals to assuage all the guilt. The wait staff could dress up as little pope Franks and wander about uttering slightly strange thing that need to be explained by a spokesman. What will they call it? The Priestly Passion Pit? Don’t think so, The Chapel Nightclub? Been done already, Heaven? No that’s been done too. Or how about this..The Altar-native, just an idea.