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Earl of Devon forced to sell family silver after banning civil partnership ceremonies

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  1. Serves the old bigot right!

  2. ” The aaansw’r loize in the soyle…!”

    ROUND-THE-(KENNETH)-HORNE, BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME’s character ‘RAMBLIN’ SID RUMPOLE; played by Kenny Williams.
    Anybody remember…?

    The answer lies in the till, your Grace.

    Keith.
    SALFORD.

  3. Perhaps Lady Beatrice Clissold could officiate were his Grace the Bigot to re-enstate marriage for all, including Jules and Sandy
    Bonar Unions for all, Mr. ‘Orne.
    Bonar Unions for all.

  4. HAHA! karmas a bitch.

  5. He can follow his religion all he wants, but if he can’t follow the agreements of the marriage licence then screw him.

  6. John Clark 2 Jul 2009, 7:31pm

    Round The Horne is still played on BBC Radio 7 every week.
    You can listen “live” or via the BBC iplayer.

    According to the schedual; it’s the “Bona Law” sketch from Jules & Sandy tomorrow (03/07)

    At least, in the UK of today, they wouldn’t have a “Crimminal Practice” that takes up most of their time…

  7. Brian Burton 2 Jul 2009, 10:25pm

    Keith,
    Arrrh Ramblin Sid eeerr! Fanny Haddock and err dumplins.
    The answer do be loyin somewhere weird!
    To think, we have to put up with these sharpies and frauds like Barrons and Earls……And the BBC News is talking about Gay Sex is Legal in India! I think I will skip along the yellow brick road with Dorothy.

  8. Play the world’s smallest violin Earl of Devon. I’m raising a glass to your bankrupcy, you senile ignorant bigot.

  9. Matt Gaynor 3 Jul 2009, 6:07am

    Aren’t we all a little above “crowing” at this? Yes, I completely disagree with the man’s views, but gloating because he’s in financial trouble following his decisions just makes me feel a litle “nyahhh, told you so!” – are we five year olds?

  10. Whata mistaka to maka, me lord

  11. Matt: I see where you are coming from, but it’s not like this just suddenly landed on him. He knew he would have his licence revoked if he didn’t comply. I respect the man for his beliefs, however misplaced they may be, but he has to accept the consequences of taking such a standpoint.

    Incidentally, where in the Bible does it say “A man shall not marry a man”? – I see no reason why this matter would directly impose on the man’s religious principles.

  12. @ RobN – “I respect the man for his beliefs”. I’d say that depends on the beliefs. Hitler had beliefs, but I certainly wouldn’t have respected him for them.

  13. It’s the law and you can no longer discriminate against the poofs thank the Lord (and by the way the correct term of address for a Lord is My Lord; Your Grace is a Duke or Bishop!)

  14. Lezabella 3 Jul 2009, 9:53am

    “@ RobN – “I respect the man for his beliefs”. I’d say that depends on the beliefs. Hitler had beliefs, but I certainly wouldn’t have respected him for them.”

    That’s a bit ridiculous as you can clearly see from his FULL post (not just a cherry-picked sentence) that he agrees with the decision.

    The fact that we still have an aristocracy in this county is ridiculous. Nothing personal against them as people, but being born into something and inheriting a load of land which their bully ancestors stole anyway, just seems wrong!

    This Earl should of obeyed the law and yes it is his own fault and it’s the right decision, however I find it very hard to gloat at people having money worries.

  15. quote: Aren’t we all a little above “crowing” at this? Yes, I completely disagree with the man’s views, but gloating because he’s in financial trouble following his decisions just makes me feel a litle “nyahhh, told you so!” – are we five year olds?

    You are so right, but…………I have to say…….
    goody good good goody good with a cherry on top,

    Dave aged 5

  16. Lezabella: “Being born into something and inheriting a load of land which their bully ancestors stole anyway, just seems wrong!”

    I take it then when your parents die, you will be leaving all the wealth and trappings they bequeathed to you to the state?

    After all, all property IS theft.

  17. It’s good that he was forced to follow the rules. I don’t see any sort of gay advancement in this however. The place still won’t be allowing gay marriages. Having an unacceptable place losing business is nice for moral, but I hope the couple (and other couples that would marry there) found another venue to take them on respectfully.

  18. Beresford 4 Jul 2009, 2:10pm

    I truly feel sorry for those who have been let down for their wedding. And I would never he! he! he! gloat about his Lorship’s ho! ho! ho! difficulties, the horrible old bigot. He deserves all that comes his way, and the nastier the better.

  19. Absolutely wonderful. the homophobes are control freaks. And by a close second, they worship the god of greed.

    It will really be funny when he has to sell his body as a male prostitute to make ends meet (the end of his buttpipe and the end of another guys sex organ).

    And when he squeals more more harder harder faster faster, it will just be another acknowledgemnt that most of the real homophobes are gay people in the closet. Kinda like Jewish people who would work for hitler, though I doubt there were many.

    Somebody over there send him some lube. Laced with grinding compound.

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