Julian Clary: Catholic Church should ‘shut up’ about gay marriage
Camp comic is marrying a man from the audience in his stand-up show to protest marriage equality row
Camp comic Julian Clary has said the Scottish Catholic Church should ‘shut up’ about gay marriage.
The gay British comedian, who won the most recent series of Celebrity Big Brother, is pretending to marry a man from the audience at every stand-up gig in protest against the row.
The 51-year-old said he would be ‘first in the queue’ for a church wedding if Scotland became the first place in the UK to have same-sex religious ceremonies, the Daily Record reports.
Clary, who was raised a Catholic, said: ‘Given there are so many gay people in the Catholic Church, I thought they’d be all for it.
‘It’s fear and ignorance masquerading as intelligent opinion.
‘They should get their house in order before they tell gay men how to live. It doesn’t really affect them so they should shut up.’
The Catholic Church has launched their ‘war’ against marriage equality plans by the Scottish National Party government, led by First Minister Alex Salmond.
Catholic Church leader Cardinal Keith O’Brien has compared legalizing gay marriage with bringing back slavery, and also referred to it as a ‘grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right’.
Clary kicked off the Scottish leg of his UK tour in Aberdeen last night (24 October).