After the Archbishop of York claimed that gay marriage should not be allowed because marriage has a very clear social structure which has been around for a long time, everyone reminded him this was also once true of slavery.
Dr John Sentamu, the second most senior Church of England cleric, told reporters that his stance on keeping traditional marriage was different to his stance on keeping slavery “just because”.
He said, “Yes, slavery is OK according to parts of the bible, and was a social norm for a very long time, just like marriage is – but wanting to keep this one but get rid of the other is very different because I said it is.”
“You people need to stop looking for consistency in religious opinions. Our guidebook is full of inconsistencies, so why shouldn’t our opinions be much the same?”
Archbishop on gay marriage
Many people have spoken out against the Archbishops views, claiming men in dresses should not be trusted.
Non-believer Dave Williams told us, “Just because something has been done for a long time doesn’t mean it is beyond reproach and shouldn’t be changed – the proof is right there in my frankly disgusting chicken bolognese recipe.”
“If he’s so keen to defend the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman because it’s what the bible promotes, what are we going to do about all these women politicians?”
“It’s pretty clear in Timothy 2:12 that women should stay silent in the presence of a man.”
“Though to be honest, if he could somehow enforce that rule with my missus he’d have a brand new convert right here.”