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)