Thursday, September 25, 2014

Has the homophobic monk been to Lincoln?

We have previously blogged about sightings of a homophobic monk in Brighton, Cambridge and Market Harborough.

Now The Lincolnite reports:
Leaflets depicting homosexuality as “the Devil’s delusion” are sparking anger from Lincoln residents who received them in the post. 
Police are investigating reports, which suggest the Park Ward area of Lincoln has been targeted with the “offensive” flyers. 
The leaflets, which do not state the involvement of a particular church, states that: “All sexual activity outside of the matrimonial union of one man and one woman is sin, and therefore immoral.”
No mention of a monk, but the leaflet the website reproduces looks very like the ones he gives out.

Thanks to @blackwellharb on Twitter.

Later. Thanks to @Backwatersman for pointing me to this report in The Sentinel from Stoke-on-Trent. No mention of a monk's habit though.


Phil Beesley said...

I tried to read a fuzzy copy from The Lincolnite.

At point 10, it says, I think:
"Homosexuality, a sin, a vice and narcissistic (?), is essentially a neurosis, a pathological condition; the result of (can't read) factors including childhood experiences. It is also a dangerous temptation rather than a healthy orientation."

To be fair to the flyer authors, some of those words could have been written by "experts" in human behaviour thirty years ago.

Point 12, if I recall correctly, identifies transgenderism as a problem. The writers proclaim it to be disgusting, but never explain what is wrong.
From The Lincolnite: "PC Luke Casey, of Lincoln Community Policing, said: “We have been made aware that a number of residents in the Park Ward area have had these leaflets posted through their front doors and we are investigating.

“The literature has caused offense to a number of people and we are carrying out enquiries to find out where and who these flyers have come from.'''

If people are offended by that leaflet, where is the problem? The leaflet was intended to be rude. In England, we assess racial violence on the basis of chance to raise abuse and create disorder, not rudeness.

"The leaflet states: “Gay Pride marches are lewd, silly, and simply Satanic; the delight of demons.”

That's fine. It's just rude opinion.

Jonathan Calder said...

I am not interested in the monk's views.

I am interested in his appearances.