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Bless 'em: Part 2

Posted by Ben on Monday, September 26, 2005 | Permalink

Sticking with the Leicester Mercury, for some reason they've dedicated an entire page to ripping the piss out of alliteratively monikered Rev. Ross Rennie.

"All I ask," he says, "is that you don't make me sound like some kind of crank."...Mr Rennie is sitting in the Leicester Mercury foyer and brimming with 57 varieties of righteous indignation. He believes God sent him from his former home in Cheshire to his new abode in Shepshed; that Harry Potter books should be banned; that rock music is the work of the Devil and that the Earth is only 11,000 years old. If he doesn't want to be perceived as a crank, he has a strange way of going about it.

As far too many bloggers have said before, you should read the whole thing. Rennie compares allowing Jerry Springer: The Opera to be performed to appeasing Hitler, believes New Orleans got nailed by Hurricane Katrina because it was teeming with witches - and that JS:TO will bring similar devastation upon Leicester - and rounds off the interview with this priceless exchange.

Will you be saved?
"No. I won't be saved from the wrath of God. But I will go to a better place, where there is no lying or cheating."
How do you know that?
"I do know that. I know Jesus like I know you."
You don't know me.
"OK then, like I know my wife. I know the Lord better than I know my wife."

I'd feel sorry for the poor, deluded sap except that the article mentions that he attends Christian Voice meetings in Oadby, which is only a couple of miles down the road from me - I'm therefore too busy barricading the door to feel sympathy for anyone right now.

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