Gila Bend Mayor Ron Henry's "Fornicating" Quote About Prince Harry's Visit Makes Headlines Worldwide; Town Manager Says UK Reporter Got It Wrong

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Gila Bend Mayor Ron Henry



"Fornicating" is a great word that probably doesn't get enough use these days, but did Gila Bend Mayor Ron Henry say it while talking about Prince Harry?

Britain's Daily Mail quotes Henry as saying about the son of the Prince of Wales:


'There are probably some fathers here who would go to extremes to protect their daughters,' said Mr Henry, 64. 'Some of the dads won't take too kindly to a Prince fornicating the night away.'

...

'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we have some very pretty girls here.

'It is a very quiet town with a lot of good Christian people. This isn't a party town.'



Prince Harry, if you haven't heard, has been stationed at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field for chopper training.

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Prince Harry, pilot.
​Gila Bend Town Manager Rick Buss told the Daily Beast that the story was a "total fabrication." But lower in the Beast's story, he seems to indicate that the mayor might have gotten drawn into a unwanted line of questioning by the Mail's reporter.

"The mayor said it was the reporter who started using words like 'fornicating.' The reporter started asking him things like, 'Oh, what about if Prince Harry went chasing after one of your daughters?'" Buss said.

That makes us wonder whether the reporter did, in fact, get Henry's quote right, though it may have been a leading question. And why didn't Henry take the Beast's call?

City officials said they'd try to get a message to Henry for us, so we can ask him what he really told the Mail.

Honestly, if given a choice to believe a Daily Mail reporter or a small-town bureaucrat covering for a local politician, we'll go with the reporter.

In the meantime, the "fornicating" quote is getting heavy play on the Internet, and has even been picked up by at least one local news outlet. It's led to plenty of humorous headlines: "Harry Warned: Hands Off Our Women" and "No Fornicating for Prince Harry Warns Arizona Mayor."

Will the Space Age Lodge soon sport a sign that reads, "Prince Harry fornicated here!"


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20 comments
Diana
Diana

those red are uuugly!!!! needn't worry, no prince,duke or misguided soul other than their own red necks would be coming a-calling for them bitches!

Hughj Jass
Hughj Jass

Good for the Mayor of Gila Bend - protecting the town's maorals.  I understand that he also advises the town's girls when they are going out on a date to wear a pearl necklace - so their dates don't feel obliged to give them one!

Muriellelpg
Muriellelpg

tell the girls to lay off him also.   It takes to doesnt it? And the mayor should do her job ad mayor and leave the rest alone.

Elvacart
Elvacart

Get lost media and leave the man alone, give him a chance at making his life goals come true.

When he does some thing wrong then make sure it is true!

What about those people who live there check them out. 

Nonya
Nonya

The mayor never said that. It was a total fabrication by the reporter. I think most people know that British tabloids are notorious for making things up.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Funny stuff. Maybe the Gila Bend fathers should put a rush order on some chastity belts, eh?

In the mean time, what about all the local guys who are trying to bed all those pretty girls in Gila Bend?

The mayor seems out of his element...

wherewasi
wherewasi

I'm sure this must be some little prank that was dreamed up by one of those "5 Old Crabs".  LOL - that has got to be one of the best "Welcome to....." signs EVER.

Eric Nelson745
Eric Nelson745

Note to Ray Stern:Harry is not the Prince of Wales.  That's hid dad, Prince Charles.

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

I'm not sure I'd go with the Daily Mail on anything.  They're the British equivalent of the New York Post or something worse, and consistently write stories in support of Joe Arpaio, as if he matters over there.

Nonya
Nonya

The quote was completely untrue, idiot. Did you read the article?

Marcy
Marcy

Whereas American politicians are noted for their absolute honesty.

Ray Stern
Ray Stern

Whoops. Meant to say "son of the"

Ray Stern
Ray Stern

Gotta ask, Zach -- Any relation to Mayor Henry?

Marcy
Marcy

I read the article and it strongly suggested the quote was accurate. 

"Honestly, if given a choice to believe a Daily Mail reporter or a small-town bureaucrat covering for a local politician, we'll go with the reporter."

It sounds about right to have some redneck hick worrying that his daughter might get boinked by a prince when she's probably already been doing it with Leroy the idiot son of the town barber back behind the barber shop.

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

Haha no, fair question though.  I'm a former ASU student, live in Colorado.

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