Anglican bishop: Global warming skepticism is kind of like raping and impregnating your daughter

posted at 2:52 pm on June 2, 2008 by Allahpundit

If only the skeptics would dial down their rhetoric so we could debate the issue rationally.

The Bishop of Stafford, Gordon Mursell, said that by failing to face up to the truth about climate change, we were – like Josef Fritzl – denying our children a future.

He stressed that he was not accusing those who do nothing about global warming of being child abusers, but said that shocking analogies were needed to force people to face up to the threat to the future of mankind.

In a pastoral letter distributed in parish magazines throughout the Diocese of Lichfield, the Bishop wrote: ‘Josef Fritzl represents merely the most extreme form of a very common philosophy of life: I will do what makes me happy, and if that causes others to suffer, hard luck.

‘In fact you could argue that, by our refusal to face the truth about climate change, we are as guilty as he is – we are in effect locking our children and grandchildren into a world with no future and throwing away the key.

This is how “An Inconvenient Truth” ended, isn’t it? With the oil industry, represented by a decrepit old man in a George Bush, forcing baby Gaia to bear his incest babies in a dungeon? Exit question: What “helpful” analogies might we glean from the right reverend’s logic to describe the burden of Baby Boomer entitlement programs on young adult taxpayers?


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In fact you could argue that, by our refusal to face the truth about climate change, we are as guilty as he is Environmentalists are fascists – we are in effect locking our children and grandchildren into a world with no future and throwing away the key and want to control every aspect of life.

VolMagic on June 2, 2008 at 2:57 PM

In fact you could argue that, by our refusal to face the truth about climate change, we are as guilty as he is – we are in effect locking our children and grandchildren into a world with no future and throwing away the key.

When it comes to raping kids, seek out a clergyman for real expertise.

Cicero43 on June 2, 2008 at 2:57 PM

While they say you should never judge a book by its cover, that is one twisted looking dude.

Is that his mug shot?

patrick neid on June 2, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Every time I see a pic of this sicko, I think of when you see someone on the street, and you tell your wife, ‘That guy really looked like a wierdo.’ and she says ‘That’s not nice.’ and you say ‘Well, it’s true!’

Well, this guy looks like a pervert.

No offense to anybody out there who happens to look like a pervert, and really isn’t.

cntrlfrk on June 2, 2008 at 3:00 PM

I guesss you just draw analagies using subject you know and understand best.

Alden Pyle on June 2, 2008 at 3:03 PM

Anglican bishop: Global warming skepticism is kind of like raping and impregnating your daughter

You know…only kind of like it…like, say, not at all.

I started to question why a biship was talking about global warming, but then I realized religious zealotry is what AGW theorists use to spread their message and it all just clicked into place, like a hidden door in your basement.

James on June 2, 2008 at 3:03 PM

Wow…. I am soooo going to hell… if this guys right….

Don’t worry though, I’ll be driving the SUV Limo to pick ya all up on the way… (used to say bus, but thats mass transit…).

Romeo13 on June 2, 2008 at 3:04 PM

Would someone please send this bishop on the next trip to Mars to study warming? What a complete idiot! Is this bishop the next speaker at the ‘church’?
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letget on June 2, 2008 at 3:05 PM

When it comes to raping kids, seek out a clergyman for real expertise.

Cicero43 on June 2, 2008 at 2:57 PM

I’d call this the thread winner right now XD

apollyonbob on June 2, 2008 at 3:06 PM

So when will the Bishop of Stafford, Gordon Mursell, be preaching at TUCC or Saint Sabina? Seems like he would fit in there.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 2, 2008 at 3:07 PM

So why is it that the “politics of fear” applies to everything except global warming and climate change?

And why are men of the “Cloth” so eager and arrogant to believe that man can destroy what God has created?

We are certainly entering a new Dark Ages… “the sky is falling Henny Penny!” said Chicken Little.

singlemalt_18 on June 2, 2008 at 3:08 PM

What is it about AGW zealots that cause them to invent new ways to break Godwin’s Law? It wasn’t enough to compare AGW skeptics to Holocaust deniers or Nazis. Now they need to compare the skeptics–who are merely adhering to the scientific method–to incestuous child abusers?

I would ask what will be next, but I am afraid that we will see the answer soon enough.

iconoclast on June 2, 2008 at 3:10 PM

I’m sooo proud to belong to the Anglican Communion. Keep it up, boys. At the rate they are driving people away in a few years it will be entirely a clique of squishy peace-monger dhimmis, gays bishops, and enviro-fanatic tools like this clown.

Out: 2000 years of theology and tradition. In: Islam, gay marriage and Gaia-worshipping nuttery. But hey, on the upside, in the new, post-Utopian, enviro-Islamic Britain even the male brides will wear green. It’s the colour of Britain’s future.

Vote Sauron 08 on June 2, 2008 at 3:13 PM

Scumbag idiot

Travis1 on June 2, 2008 at 3:13 PM

BTW CBS News is reporting that the Global warming bill due up in Congress is DOA

Despite all these Preachers Gone Wild of late, it seems God does work in Mysterious ways! Can I get an Amen!

singlemalt_18 on June 2, 2008 at 3:14 PM

And you wonder why the Anglican Church in England and America are falling at the seams!

newton on June 2, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Kind of puts the pulp in pulpit, doesn’t it?

mymanpotsandpans on June 2, 2008 at 3:17 PM

Exit question: What “helpful” analogies might we glean from the right reverend’s logic to describe the burden of Baby Boomer entitlement programs on young adult taxpayers?

Yeah, but that’s different,….somehow.

a capella on June 2, 2008 at 3:17 PM

This sure does not sound like…

“Cake or death?”

Romeo13 on June 2, 2008 at 3:17 PM

The global warming zealots are driving us into a totalitarian state.

petefrt on June 2, 2008 at 3:18 PM

“Climate Change” continues to be the left’s version of what they accuse the war on terror to be.

An invented fear to control the masses. The difference is that their’s actually is invented and designed to control the masses.

Grafted on June 2, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Assuming that you know something and actually knowing it are two different animals. For example, I know that Fritzl is a perverted, pathetic human being who deserves only prison time and chemical castration. Don’t think I’ll get too many dissenting opinions here. The good bishop assumes global warming is a fact, conveniently ignoring any contradictory and dissenting evidence, then excoriates those who do not ignore the contradictory evidence. We are, according to him, akin to those who practice sexual perversion. Where do these alledged clergymen come from? One thing is for sure…Al Gore is his God and Prince Charles is His messanger.

sdd on June 2, 2008 at 3:19 PM

What, is he going to burn us heretics at the stake? That’ll certainly release a lot of carbon in the air!

Master Shake on June 2, 2008 at 3:20 PM

Many scientists and public figures right here in the USA used to feel similarly about the “truth” of a need for eugenics. See “Why Politicized Science is Dangerous
(Excerpted from State of Fear) by Michael Crichton.

ForNow on June 2, 2008 at 3:21 PM

Fire up the BBQ and send the RtRev a jpeg of what is cooking.

Limerick on June 2, 2008 at 3:22 PM

First, people who doubt the man-made global warming apocalypse are “flat-earth” types. Not evil enough!

Next, they are labled “Holocaust deniers”. Not evil enough!

Now, it’s the modern face of evil and perversion.

Damn…they skipped over directly comparing me to Hitler. I figured I had at least a couple more insults to absorb before I’m called Satan, which would be the next, and last, logical step…

That is, if global warming alarmists weren’t such Godless athiests…

ynot4tony2 on June 2, 2008 at 3:26 PM

Looks like Barack’s found a new church…

its vintage duh on June 2, 2008 at 3:28 PM

Well! That’s certainly uh… evocative.

Dash on June 2, 2008 at 3:32 PM

Don’t worry though, I’ll be driving the SUV Limo to pick ya all up on the way… (used to say bus, but thats mass transit… Obama took them all to throw his past under).

hindmost on June 2, 2008 at 3:32 PM

He just need to go away and work on doing what he can to reduce his potential for prostrate cancer.

bbz123 on June 2, 2008 at 3:44 PM

Oh, another how to manipulate the masses by using an analogy to invoke an emotional response, so as not to be thought of as incestuous and the destroyer of children.

Joseph Goebbels would be so proud of this idiot.

BDU-33 on June 2, 2008 at 3:46 PM

When it comes to raping kids, seek out a clergyman for real expertise.

Cicero43 on June 2, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Nice. How about the analogy of “ministers” like nationally respected theologian Jeremiah Wright and Catholic firebrand Vanilla Ice Pfleger raping the minds of children in their churches and locking them in cages in the basement of their futures with race-victimhood?

Isn’t this fun?

Jaibones on June 2, 2008 at 3:49 PM

Is Mursell angling for the top spot as Pope of The Great Global Warming Church of Gaia?

GarandFan on June 2, 2008 at 3:58 PM

The Anglican church’s support of the U.N., and their bizarre Global Warming related oppression of African villages is just one more sign that Rowan and his Star Trek church have gone off the secular deep end.

This is supposed to be Christ’s church, not Al Gore’s.

Hening on June 2, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Taxing carbon is like locking your daughter in the basement to “protect” her.

tmitsss on June 2, 2008 at 4:06 PM

When it comes to raping kids, seek out a clergyman for real expertise.

Cicero43 on June 2, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Zzzzzzzing! That’s gonna leave a mark.

TheUnrepentantGeek on June 2, 2008 at 4:10 PM

People who fail to tackle climate change “as guilty as” Josef Fritzl. — (Bishop of Stafford, Gordon Mursell)

Wow Bishop of Stafford Gordon Mursell I don’t know of anyone on the planet that denies that the climate is changing. The only constant about the climate is change. When has the climate not changed Bishop Mursell?

There is nothing wrong with the climate changing Bishop Mursell, perhaps you should try to be better informed before calling most people on the planet child molesters.

So who’s in charge of firing Bishops’ is what I want to know. Or is it the policy of the Anglican church to indiscriminately call people criminals and child molesters?

I would not allow Bishop of Stafford Gordon Mursell anywhere near my children, whatever is causing his mindless condition might be contagious.

Maxx on June 2, 2008 at 4:16 PM

Does that mean that burning tires in my backyard is wrong?

Rick on June 2, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Redux.

Those who recognize the false reports know better than to fall prey to those who produce the propaganda. It is the wholecloth fabricators of hoaxes who propagate the fascistic epitaphs in a vain attempt to suffocate the living champions of truth to be called holocaust deniers and incestuous kidnapping rapers.

If the shoe fits, wear it. If not, the charge boomrangs back to its origin. Ew, his eyes give him away. Bad shot or not, this priest is up to no good. Let him be known by his own charge: Anglican Bishop Gordon Mursell Frizl of Stafford.

maverick muse on June 2, 2008 at 4:21 PM

Gordon Mursell needs to be put on olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone and aripiprazole and be given electroshock therapy, all at maximum non-lethal dose, STAT! There is no time to lose! He is probably a hopeless case but we must at least try.

Sigy on June 2, 2008 at 4:24 PM

So, if we don’t destroy our modern civilization and starve ourselves in the dark, and Gaia mysteriously survives JUST FINE, and it turns out this alarmism was a huge waste of time, is it okay if we throw Gordon Mursell into a wood chipper?

Of course, I don’t mean that literally, it’s just that sometimes shocking analogies are needed to force alarmists to face up to the threat that they pose to the future of mankind.

Merovign on June 2, 2008 at 4:25 PM

Now that I think about it, isn’t the entire “fight climate change” movement just a modern extension of tribal underlings demanding that the tribal gods change the weather for them?

Merovign on June 2, 2008 at 4:29 PM

is it okay if we throw Gordon Mursell into a wood chipper?

Merovign on June 2, 2008 at 4:25 PM

That is a bit drastic but if the anti-psychotic drugs and electroshock therapy do not work that would be a good protocol for a rescue therapy of last resort. Thanks for the idea.

Sigy on June 2, 2008 at 4:29 PM

This is supposed to be Christ’s church, not Al Gore’s.

Hening on June 2, 2008 at 4:01 PM

No need to wonder who started PC misinformation.

Vanity, vanity, all is vanity.

Broad is the path and wide the gate…

By their fruits will ye know them…

Let your light so shine! Pass it on this summer, teach a kid the ol’ song, “shine, shine, all the time, let it shine” chorus.

maverick muse on June 2, 2008 at 4:30 PM

Gore’s Inconvenient Truth was a propaganda masterpiece which Goebbels would have given reverence. The distribution of the video was equally masterful ensuring that the human-based global warming message would be swallowed by the most gullible.

docdave on June 2, 2008 at 4:34 PM

Now that I think about it, isn’t the entire “fight climate change” movement just a modern extension of tribal underlings demanding that the tribal gods change the weather for them?

Merovign on June 2, 2008 at 4:29 PM

HA HA HA. perfect!

And considering all of the global weather hoax suffering caused to the least of these my brethren, starving the indigent populations, this crap master has some big prize in store.

maverick muse on June 2, 2008 at 4:34 PM

Anglican bishop: Global warming skepticism is kind of like raping and impregnating your daughter

He certainly looks like he’d know…

Spanglemaker on June 2, 2008 at 4:46 PM

Kind of puts the pulp in pulpit, doesn’t it?

Second nomination for thread winner.

Buford Gooch on June 2, 2008 at 4:51 PM

I can only hope such rhetorical idiocy will slap people in the face with the fact that the AGW boosters are lunatics, and all of their claims back to the very beginning may be as suspect as this gem.

funky chicken on June 2, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Pulpitroon

Entelechy on June 2, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Schism in progress. No wonder. Will the Anglican church eventually complete their transformation and merge with the Unitarians?

whitetop on June 2, 2008 at 5:10 PM

I watched “Luther” last night on PBS. What we need is another Reformation and another Martin Luther, this time to repudiate would-be masters of the universe and their quest to control behavior. Seems that every nutcase hairbrain scheme enjoys more authority than credentialed scientists when discussing global warming. We are told to submit to the nutcase theory regardless of scientific evidence to the contrary. Sounds more and more like a religion to me, especially considering the slim hold the church has all over Europe. Yea, that picture is creepy. Reminds me of the ghost of icebergs past.

24K lady on June 2, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Hmmm…

Could be a new movie out of this though…

Pulpit Fiction?

Romeo13 on June 2, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Fritzl is a perverted, pathetic human being who deserves only prison time and chemical castration. Don’t think I’ll get too many dissenting opinions here.

sdd on June 2, 2008 at 3:19 PM

You will from me. Hangin’s too good for him! BURNIN’s too good for him!! HE SHOULD BE TORN INTO LITTLE BITS AND PIECES AND BURIED ALIVE!!!

Joking aside, this is the new idolatry. This “bishop” is a heretic and a tare. I only speak from a Christian point of view. I could care less what the non-Christian world believes.

urbancenturion on June 2, 2008 at 5:27 PM

I know that Fritzl is a perverted, pathetic human being who deserves only prison time and chemical castrationdeath. Don’t think I’ll get too many dissenting opinions here.

FIFY

Lord Nazh on June 2, 2008 at 5:40 PM

I encourage more enviro-nuts to talk like this, especially liberal senate and house memebers. The more loony and controlling they sound, the better chance we have of restoring our country.

ThePrez on June 2, 2008 at 5:44 PM

The picture of the Fritzl pig brings out violent tendencies.

Entelechy on June 2, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Gordon Mursell needs to be put on olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone and aripiprazole and be given electroshock therapy, all at maximum non-lethal dose, STAT!

That’s quite a cocktail.

funky chicken on June 2, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Exit question: What “helpful” analogies might we glean from the right reverend’s logic to describe the burden of Baby Boomer entitlement programs on young adult taxpayers?

Ummmm….raping your children and impregnating them with aliens that will burst out of their chests in a spray of blood and guts in a few years?

aero on June 2, 2008 at 6:02 PM

What “helpful” analogies might we glean from the right reverend’s logic to describe the burden of Baby Boomer entitlement programs on young adult taxpayers?

I sure don’t know Allah, why don’t you help us with that?

Maxx on June 2, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Global warming deniers are poopy-pants!

John the Libertarian on June 2, 2008 at 6:22 PM

If this Bishop is so worried about the icecaps melting and drowning coastal cities, let him build an Ark, 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high, at his own expense. Let him put his money where his mouth is!

Scientists have found that crops have higher yields when there’s more CO2 in the atmosphere. So, while Bishop Mursell builds his Ark, the rest of us can get fat on higher crop yields, once the farmers stop turning them into ethanol.

We need a new Galileo to tell these ignorant clerics the truth.

Steve Z on June 2, 2008 at 6:41 PM

The Bishop of Stafford, Gordon Mursell

Who is this beat-up, ate-up D!ckbag?

RMC1618 on June 2, 2008 at 6:55 PM

It appears,that,for some time now,Ministers or Preachers
seem to be more concerned about politics,or enviromental
concerns,as in this case,borders the envoiromental wacko’s
agenda!

And Rape is Rape,not a screwed up Clinton definition of IS IS!

For any idiot to suggest,that to deny Global Warming is
tantamount to a father raping his daughter and impregnating
her and a religious figure saying this to top it all off,
is to me as assine as any statement I’ve ever heard!!

canopfor on June 2, 2008 at 8:33 PM

Anglican bishop: Global warming skepticism being a liberal is kind of like raping and impregnating your daughter.

Mojave Mark on June 2, 2008 at 8:43 PM

Enviro-fascism and eco-hysteria are the single greatest threat the planet faces. Because of the misguided efforts of the Gore-nuts the third world is starving, the under-developed will be forced to remain, and the free world’s economies are teetering on the brink of collapse.
The left is right about one thing…
The debate is done. The evidence is clear. “Man-made” global warming is a hoax! It was designed to stymie capitalism and soak the American taxpayer.
End this madness now.

edgehead on June 3, 2008 at 2:57 AM

The mainstream churches have turned to pagan worship – Gia.

I bet they have idols in the Church as well.

davod on June 3, 2008 at 6:28 AM