Doug Stanhope Mad About Jesus' Presence at Bisbee's City Council Meeting on Civil Unions
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Not mentioned in any of the news coverage, however, was that comedian Doug Stanhope, perhaps the best-known Bisbee resident, showed up to the city council meeting to give a diatribe on Jesus' presence.
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As you can see in the video below, Stanhope didn't have much to say about the civil-union ordinance that was being proposed ("I'm not gay and I think marriage is stupid," he said but later added that he showed up to fight for "human equality"), but he appeared to be upset at the fact that a preacher opened the city council meeting with a prayer.
"I found it absolutely abhorrent that this would be opened by a preacher preaching Jesus in a city function," Stanhope said. "I am shaking with absolute rage . . ."
He added that he found it "sickening" and noted that he doesn't get to give a spiel before every city council meeting as an atheist.
Stanhope, who was wearing a bright-pink suit jacket at the time, then left the meeting but returned "incognito" with what appeared to be a disguise, including glasses, a plaid jacket, and a bow-tie. Who knows?
Check out the video of Stanhope below (and the bonus material below that):