Updated again Tuesday afternoon
The chaplain to the London Stock Exchange, Peter Mullen is in trouble.
According to the Evening Standard , in a report by Robert Mendick and Simon Kirby Chaplain: Gay men should have sodomy warning tattoos
The chaplain to the London Stock Exchange is under pressure to quit today after demanding gay men should be forced to have “sodomy” warnings tattooed on their bodies.
The suggestion is contained in a series of comments on the internet blog of the Rev Peter Mullen.
The Bishop of London today branded Mr Mullen’s comments “highly offensive” and Stonewall, the gay rights charity, said he should resign…
…the bishop today also rebuked Mr Mullen for his remarks.
In a statement issued to the Evening Standard, a spokesman said: “While clergy are entitled to their own personal views, we recognise that the content of this text is highly offensive and is in no way reflective of the views of the Diocese of London.”
A source at the Diocese said the chaplain may now face a disciplinary inquiry over his comments. The source said: “These comments are now being looked at internally within the Diocese and he faces disciplinary procedures.”
Other newspapers are following up:
Telegraph Aislinn Simpson Homosexuals should carry warning tattoos, says chaplain
Guardian Riazat Butt Vicar could be disciplined for blog slurs against gays and Muslims
Press Association via the Independent Rector condemned for ‘sodomy’ remarks
Andrew Brown has noted this item at Comment is free in A taxi-driver, oops, vicar writes.
Ruth Gledhill has Peter Mullen should have his bottom spanked!
And Times Online finally has a report, Chaplain’s blog calls for homosexuals to be tatooed.
Now, after a day of this, second stories:
Press Association Clergyman apologises over call to tattoo gay people