Thursday, October 9, 2008

Should People Come With Warning Labels?

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Homosexuals should carry warning tattoos, says Chaplain

I found this story from the United Kingdom from a tiny URL on twitter that came with the same sentiment I feel: "What a complete a-hole!"

Clearly, gay people should NOT be required to wear labels or tattoos, even if a pastor spouts the sentiment.

Even better, he practices the cliched excuse of "I was only joking!".

As reported in The Telegraph:

The Rev Dr Peter Mullen, who is rector of St Michael’s Cornhill and St Sepulchre without Newgate in the City, said in an Internet blog that homosexuality was "clearly unnatural, a perversion and corruption of natural instincts and affections, and because it is a cause of fatal disease".

He wrote: "Let us make it obligatory for homosexuals to have their backsides tattooed with the slogan SODOMY CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH....

The Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, said the posting, which has since been taken down, was "highly offensive". The Rev Mullen, 66, was told on Friday that he could face disciplinary action.

Peter Tatchell of gay rights group OutRage! said he should resign.

The rector, who has written for The Daily Telegraph, insisted that he meant no harm: "I wrote some satirical things on my blog and anybody with an ounce of sense of humour or any understanding of the tradition of English satire would immediately assume that they’re light-hearted jokes."

While it is clear that Reverend Mullen is a complete fool, he poses an interesting suggestion that could be helpful in recruiting and talent management.

Maybe governments could require people applying for jobs to wear warning labels.

Danger: absenteeism risk

Warning: excess work related injuries

Handle with Care: Problematic Temperament

Caution: Grumpy when wet

This has possibilities.

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