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Ireland: Parishioners angry at arrival of priest who projected gay porn at school parents meeting

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  1. What was once old is new again The church never actually changes it is just really good a PR

  2. Oh dear. It’s always a mistake to mix business and pleasure – especially on a laptop! :)
    The serious side of this ‘though is that this man would seem to have an interest in gay porn while probably preaching hatred against us. Yet another reason to steer well clear of religion. It’s just full of hypocricy and hate-mongering.

    1. casperthegood 3 May 2013, 3:32pm

      Hmmm, I wonder if he is one of our pet trolls as well ?

  3. On the one hand it’s sad that the parishioners’ homophobia is setting them against the priest. On the other, it’s just another example of the church trying to cover up sex scandal. Memory stick destroyed and laptop conveniently stolen. Hmm. As Judge Judy would say – common sense. If it doesn’t make sense, it usually isn’t true.

    1. I wouldn’t call their reaction ‘homophobic’.

      He’s a sexually active catholic priest who will be working with children.

      Red flags waving everywhere.

  4. That There Other David 3 May 2013, 3:14pm

    To be fair on the parishioners it’s quite sensible to be wary when a Catholic priest arrives.

  5. What an excuse for a man.

  6. Anyone know when this episode of Fr. Ted is on again?

  7. Authoritarian bigotry produces low, hypocritical and vulgar farce. What a surprise.

  8. I am from this region and I know Clogher and Termonfechin well.

    “Wery” from person means “I know of him and his past and I will be watching out for any un-holy behaviour because of the scandals that have already happened in the Church over the years.”

    “Wery” does not mean homophobic. The majority in the south Louth hinderland couldn’t care less if one is gay, straight or whatever…

    Although, his arrival set tongues wagging and he will always be known as “the gay one” or to the older generation as a “bit odd”. (not a homophobic term but more of an endearing term for us ;-))

  9. Philip Breen 4 May 2013, 7:36am

    I feel sorry for him. Obviously, he shouldn’t have allowed the same memory stick & laptop to be used for parish work as for pleasure, but he hasn’t abused anybody. The totally embarrassing incident makes him vulnerable to all sorts of prejudices & life could be difficult for him. Who knows? Maybe this humbling experience will make him a kinder man and better priest. If so, then everyone in his new parish will have gained.

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