Doug Stanhope Mad About Jesus' Presence at Bisbee's City Council Meeting on Civil Unions

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Doug Stanhope talks Jesus.
As you may know by now, Bisbee became last week the first city in the state to give same-sex couples the right to a civil union.

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):




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scooterbutter
scooterbutter

Everybody knows about separation of church and state. Doug was being a good citizen for reminding us of that. We are so used to allowing the church to ignore this law that we try to cast aspersions on those who set us straight. Thank you Doug for having the guts to be a good citizen and for doing your part to making this a better country. The author of this article should know better than to insult the intelligence of this publications readers.

lancethruster57
lancethruster57

Why are religionists so insecure that they need the promotion of the state for their mythology? And when can we take "IN GOD WE TRUST" off the damn currency? I trust in no god or gods so either it is a LIE, or I am not part of the WE. You'd think religionists would stand up for the truth in this regard.

gjbevil
gjbevil

He is one of the funniest comedians out there today.  He is also a moron to be so upset at a prayer and hateful towards Jesus Christ.  Wow, he must have a great life to have so much free time to rant about a prayer.

Brad Wayne
Brad Wayne

With all the photographers and video cameras how is nobody reporting this?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

He is more than a great standup comic. He is a great standup guy.

Joe Ploskonka
Joe Ploskonka

I would like to be able to open the meeting with a speech about the flying spaghetti monster. We demand equal time!

tcon45
tcon45

@gjbevil OK, at the next meeting, why don't we have a Buddhist Monk give the invocation?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@gjbevil Hardly a moron. It's not Jesus who pisses him off. It's his so-called followers who lust for a theocracy based on their troglodyte values. if you don't approve of gay marriage, don't marry a gay. But don't go around telling other people what to do because their behavior doesn't conform with your superstitious beliefs.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@tcon45 @gjbevil  Who needs an invocation.  Rather than calling on imaginary beings to guide the meeting, why not do your own best work?


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