Barmy Brexit Baptist castigates The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Barmy Brexit Baptist castigates The Rocky Horror Picture Show September 17, 2019

EVER since its launch in London in 1973, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been delighting audiences across the globe – and pissing off foam-flecked Christians.

Why? Because it pushes boundaries “and has become a cultural icon which promotes empowerment of self-creation and all sexual orientations.”

Images via The Rocky Horror Pictiure Show and Real Christianity

Which is precisely why Pastor Peter Simpson, inset, minister at the Penn Free Methodist Church, is furious that the show opened today in the city of Chester.

Simpson, who believes Brexit is God-ordained, handed in a letter of protest to the Storyhouse theatre’s management in which he described the show as:

Vulgar and immoral. What kind of wholesome fare is going to be served up by a show containing lyrics such as, ‘I’ll get you a satanic mechanic, I’m just a sweet transvestite’?

A show featuring transvestism will inevitably be contemptuous of Christian morality. Cross-dressing is condemned in the Bible.

But after Cheshire Live originally reported that Simpson and his deranged supporters were out in force to protest against the show, readers have been pointing and laughing at the ridiculous little tit.

And leading cast member Joanne Clifton tweeted this:

One social media user said

Of course its vulgar and immoral. That’s the point. If he doesn’t like vulgarity and immorality this isn’t the show for him.

Another added:

His views do NOT represent the views of most Christians. Doesn’t the world have much bigger issues that he ought to be focusing on? I think he’d be happier joining the Westboro Baptist church. They’re his kind of people.

Another added:

I bet he secretly loves putting a pair of heels on when he gets home.

Someone else added:

I’ve literally just bought tickets to this because I saw it was on through this article … I’m so excited … but I think his intentions may have backfired.

Image via Real Christianity

Simpson, pictured above with Brexit signs in London, is regularly seen ogling gays at various LGBT Pride events.

In an August post, he expressed his horror over the fact that, last month, Manchester’s Pride had “blasphemed” Jesus. He squealed:

Both local press outlets around the country and some national newspapers reported on a Coronation Street actor, Anthony Cotton, jumping off the soap’s parade float to wave a rainbow flag on a tall pole right in front of the witnessing Christians.

Another actor from the popular soap, Dolly-Rose Campbell, held up a blasphemous sign which read, ‘Jesus had two dads and he turned our fine’.

How dare people joke about the sacred wonder of the virgin birth on the public highway? Would there be such willingness to engage in such public mockery of the person of Mohammed?

Mr Cotton’s action, according to the news reports, made him a hero in the eyes of the crowd, such is the God-rejecting popular culture so prevalent in modern Britain.

For you delectation I offer you this video which shows what happened to evangelist and wife-beater Stephen Green when he came to Brighton in the UK to protest the staging of Jerry Springer: the Opera.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn


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  • larry parker

    Christian morality is contemptuous of humanity.

  • Raymond Metcalfe

    The man sounds an utter and complete loony. He as spent to much time with his nose in the bible and thinks that makes him a an authority on anything. I did meet many like him among the ranks of JW and I expect there are clones of him everywhere especially in smaller religious groups.

  • Amused To Death

    Technically, if it’s on stage, it’s just the Rocky Horror Show.

    And it’s more proof that conservatives everywhere can’t grasp that the 70’s (or 60’s in some circles) are long over.

  • Brian Davis

    Does his god also favor Scottish independence?

  • johnsoncatman

    Of course its vulgar and immoral. That’s the point. If he doesn’t like vulgarity and immorality this isn’t the show for him.

    It is really that simple. If you don’t like the show, DON’T GO TO IT! No one is forcing him to watch the show. NEWS FLASH: Other people DO want to see the show, and he has no right to stop them from attending and enjoying said show.

  • Brexit is ordained by God? If so that’s another example of how unpleasant he is.

  • Jennny

    As the pics from the Cheshire Live link show, the protest was huuuge, I mean 5 or 6 grey-haired older folk. And the Zion Tabernacle referred to in that article, is affiliated to the odious Ian Paisley’s ultra protestant, anti catholic denomination and I’m sure not large or thriving, churches aren’t in the UK. It was small when I lived in Chester 20yrs ago, can’t imagine it’s mushroomed since with it’s message of hate. My husband was at Chester Pride and said the ‘protest’ there was about half a dozen elderly church folk shouting KJV verses very ineffectually whilst hundreds of marchers had a great time!

  • Tiny but fierce

    Where does it talk about cross dressing in the Bible? I must have overlooked that verse.

    And “The Rocky” as we always called it, is awesome, a true classic.

  • johnsoncatman

    Maybe they are confusing “cross-dressing” with “mixed fabrics”.

  • Barry Duke

    When Simpson’s fellow evangelist Stephen Green crawled out from under a rock and came to my then home city of Brighton to protest the staging of “Jerry Springer, the Musical” I was present when this happened:
    https://youtu.be/AYxY39GL64Y

    Laugh? I never thought I’d stop!

  • johnsoncatman

    TRULY a blessing! There is nothing christians hate worse than a bit of humiliation.

  • Jennny

    Brighton used to be, and I think might still be, the gay capital of the UK. (Though Blackpool’s a close second I believe!) so maybe Green was all on edge and feeling dodgy with so many hell-bound gay folk around him. They might infect him with their deparavity!

  • Tiny but fierce

    Well then, he needs to stop wearing them.

  • kaydenpat

    Isn’t England a pretty secular country? I’m surprised this crackpot hasn’t gotten the memo that most British people don’t even attend church on a regular basis. He’s an anachronism.

  • kaydenpat

    Isn’t it an odd coincidence that god is for anything you just happen to like? So convenient.

  • kaydenpat

    Deuteronomy 22:5 says that women shouldn’t wear men’s clothes and vice versa. I assume that’s where this clown got that idea from but who knows.

    https://biblehub.com/deuteronomy/22-5.htm

  • Jim Jones

    > A show featuring transvestism will inevitably be contemptuous of Christian morality.

    So? We’re all contemptuous of Christian morality.

    > Cross-dressing is condemned in the Bible.

    So are haircuts and shaving.

  • Jim Jones

    There are nuts everywhere. You should encourage yours to emigrate to the US.

  • Jim Jones

    ??? Everyone wore dresses in those days.

  • Michael Neville

    Have you noticed that when a godbotherer claims to know the mind of the unknowable, ineffable God that this God has exactly the same opinions and prejudices as his mouthpiece? Do you think this is a coincidence?

  • kaydenpat

    I live in the US. We don’t need anymore, thank you very much.

  • Jim Jones

    Oh go on. Who’d notice one more?

  • Jim Jones

    Great time for a gay pride parade?

  • kaydenpat
  • Jim Jones

    That’s how it works!

  • kaydenpat

    That’s what I thought too but I’m not a Christian fanatic. They read into the Bible whatever they want.

  • kaydenpat

    Amazing coincidence.

  • Jim Jones

    I just got a set of all 4 of the American Pie series. Wait until he sees those!

  • Jim Jones

    Christianity: 2,000 years of everyone making it up as they go!

  • Jim Jones

    It’s all virtue signaling. It’s always virtue signaling.

  • johnsoncatman

    And yet every depiction of Jesus has him with long hair and a beard. Funny that.

  • Jim Jones

    ‘God’ has left the building.

  • Jim Jones

    I’m a conservative. These people are hate filled, bitter reactionaries.

  • Jim Jones

    Yep. They make it up as they go.

  • barriejohn

    And totally incompetent. “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into.”

  • Tiny but fierce

    Ah, if that’s the case, then it’s one of those tricky Levitical laws that Jesus “fulfilled” but still count somehow. If that’s the case, he needs to follow all of them.

  • Barry Duke

    I’d say still is, Jenny. I revisit it twice a year. I should point out that, when Green comes to protest Brighton Pride he’s never on edge because he’s too busy salivating over young male flesh. Believe me on many occasions I’ve closely followed the direction of his eyes as he rails against homosexuality. Oh, and apology: In my post I wrote Jerry Spring the Musical. The last word should be “Opera”.

  • Matt G

    If God is pro-Brexit, why did He allow the UK to join the EU in the first place? Mixed messages, if you ask me.

  • Matt G

    Seriously. Why do we have to be the dumping ground for the world’s Christian wackos?

  • “Jerry Springer, the Musical”

    Hang on, I need to reboot my brain.

  • Jennny

    It is, hence my point that the ‘protests’ were just a half-dozen dinosaurs, totally out of touch with society, just looking foolish. It also occurred to me that the pastor is from Penn, many miles away from Chester. That part of the world is the nearest we get to a ‘bible belt’ – the affluent Home Counties around London. So if his message was mainstream, popular and powerful…then wouldn’t he have a whole flock of sheeple come with him to the wicked north of Britain to make it known and spread god’s glorious message of salvation?

  • Jennny

    Yup, I have relatives there!

  • Cozmo the Magician

    he has sign that says god is all about ‘independent nationhood’ That would imply GOD HATES England for all of its imperial actions throughout history. Hey Mr. Brexit, as a US citizen I offer you the NY ONE FINGER SALUTE.

  • barriejohn

    But nowhere does the Bible stipulate just what constitutes “women’s clothing”, etc. Does that mean that we should all go back to wearing the clothes that Middle Eastern people did around 2,500 years ago when those verses were written?

  • barriejohn

    It’s childish beyond belief. He also “set bounds” upon the oceans, so that they can’t encroach upon the land – oh, no sirree, that never happens! But I’d go back even further than good old “Farmer George”, and ask who gave the Pilgrim Fathers the right to ignore “God’s method” in the first place? Hadn’t the Heavenly Father already allocated that country to the American Indians, or am I missing something?

  • 24CaratHooligan

    Really we should split up into Celtic tribes. I’d currently be a Silurian, although I was born a Cornuviian and I’m ethnically Ordoviciian, Hibernian and Caledonian. And I’m shacked up with a full-breed Caledonian. In Siluria.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    Do you honestly expect an American living in New York State to have ANY clue what those words mean? Speak ENGLISH dangit!

  • HairyEyedWordBombThrower

    “A show featuring transvestism will inevitably be contemptuous of Christian morality.”

    He says that like it’s a *bad* thing…

    ETA: Also, obligatory for this, and nutjob wouldn’t bat an eye at it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts

  • Freodin

    Clueless. Totally clueless.
    Just look at the photo with the protesters.

    Hey, folks: you are protesting the Rocky Horror Show! So get into the spirit and wear high heels and suspenders!

  • barriejohn

    I bet they’ve got all the appropriate attire at home!

  • barriejohn

    He would have had a beard, but if he’d been a Nazarene, or taken some other religious vow, he might well have had long hair or even none at all (like Paul in Acts 18). Who knows?

  • islandbrewer

    I LOVE Chester, it’s a lovely little city! I’d go buy tickets right now if I didn’t live thousands of miles away.

  • Jim Baerg

    “Would there be such willingness to engage in such public mockery of the person of Mohammed?”
    There should be.

  • kaydenpat

    I’m not trying to justify whatever is meant by that scripture. I’m sure it can be interpreted multiple ways.

  • Old Harry

    Fossil

  • Old Harry

    Nobody tell him about Markle lest he redecorate the room an interesting new colour called “hint of brain”.

  • barriejohn

    I’m not arguing with YOU, but I don’t think that the original writers/compilers of the Jewish scriptures anticipated any sort of “interpretation” whatsoever. I think they expected all their pronouncements to be taken as read, in the same way that fundamentalists do today. Maybe someone else knows different!

  • kaydenpat

    You’re probably right. There’s very little in the Bible which is relevant to our lives today — despite what Fundamentalists claim.

  • barriejohn

    I was a Bible student for years, and only now realize how little I understood about the book or the people who compiled it. The Jewish scriptures were put together during the captivity, and were an attempt to preserve their religion, culture and identity. That explains a lot of the authoritarianism, though it plays well with a certain type of person today. The “prophecies” were just an attempt to bolster their self-belief at a time when they felt crushed, nationally, and didn’t refer to future events at all! If you see the Old Testament as propaganda, it changes your view of it entirely.

  • It may be that you established a precedent at Plymouth Rock back in 1620. Ken Ham was someone conversant with that idea.

  • That’s just like a sockpuppet and its handler, in fact. Shamans and Witch Doctors have employed that concept for eon after eon.

  • This British loon, Pastor Peter Simpson, is fully out of touch with his nation’s heritage.

    Every Englishman – even the CEO of Barclays – has the right to cross-dress
    Banning drag ignores what an ancient tradition it is. (The Telegraph – 23 Feb 2012)
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/9098676/Every-Englishman-even-the-CEO-of-Barclays-has-the-right-to-cross-dress.html

    QUOTE: “Without cross-dressing, we would have had no Juliet, no Cleopatra, no Lady Macbeth. Female actors were banned in Elizabethan times, so Shakespeare had to improvise, using boys whose voices had not yet broken to create his heroines.

    After the ban was lifted, cross-dressing remained an integral part of theatrical tradition, from Charley’s Aunt to Les Dawson and Dame Edna Everage. Hollywood didn’t hold back: would we have been able to enjoy classics such as Some Like It Hot or Mrs Doubtfire if the producers had been terrified of being seen as non-PC?” UN-QUOTE

    Cross-Dressing seemed a main-stay during military service abroad back before women served at the front, when some entertainment was organised, by servicemen in a female-free environment, for the troops to let off steam.

    Even a British War Hero employed the Art for the alien cause:
    History- Dudley Clarke, Cross-Dressing British War Hero
    https://www.headstuff.org/culture/history/dudley-clarke-cross-dressing-british-war-hero/

  • 24CaratHooligan

    Hehehe. I was born in Shropshire, England but my ethnic background is North Welsh, Irish and Scottish (with a bit of Anglo-Saxon thrown in for fun). I currently live with a Scotsman in South Wales. My point was that “independent nationhood” is pretty fluid at the best of times, and where do we draw the historical (or in this guy’s case, hysterical) line.

  • Old Harry

    As long as he doesn’t recall The Rainbow.

  • barriejohn

    Probably one of those dinosaur turds that keep turning up!

  • So are cheeseburgers…

  • barriejohn
  • Duncan R. Bryson

    Must find out, I’m SNP

  • Duncan R. Bryson

    Don’t remember anything about that in the political leaflets

  • Duncan R. Bryson

    I don’t have the kilt yet but would like to get one. Would this be a problem or is it borderline?

  • Duncan R. Bryson

    I had a look at their website. Delusional to believe the stuff religious people claim but to think there will be a resurgence, a “resurrection” of religion is seriously delusional. Don’t remember the details (by whom, for whom, where carried out etc) but a survey indicated that the only religion expanding (numerically) is Islam. This was put down to Muslims having larger families. This of course presupposes that the offspring will follow the religion of their parents.

  • rationalobservations?

    As there is no historical evidence of the existence of “Jesus” or any “Jesus” based cult from within the 1st century, and:
    As the Roman religion they called “christianity” was cobbled together and imposed upon the world in the 4th century, and:
    As the oldest/first bibles were cobbled together at the end of the 4th century..
    It is more truthful and realistic to say: Christianity? 1600 years of everyone making it up as they go!

    The Church agrees, saying:

    “Our documentary sources of knowledge about the origins of Christianity and its earliest development are chiefly the New Testament Scriptures, the authenticity of which we must, to a great extent, take for granted.”
    (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. iii, p. 712)

    The Church makes extraordinary admissions about its New Testament. For example, when discussing the origin of those writings,

    “the most distinguished body of academic opinion ever assembled” (Catholic Encyclopedias, Preface) admits that the Gospels “do not go back to the first century of the Christian era”

    (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. vi, p. 137, pp. 655-6).

    This statement conflicts with priesthood assertions that the earliest Gospels were progressively written during the decades following the death of the Gospel Jesus Christ.

    In a remarkable aside, the Church further admits that,

    “the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD”

    (Catholic Encyclopedia, op. cit., pp. 656-7).

    https://pics.me.me/in-the-entire-first-christian-century-jesus-is-not-mentioned-17397524.png

  • Jim Jones

    Indeed, but most unknowing Christians don’t know this. The ‘get’ 2,000 years.

  • rationalobservations?

    All the more reason to express and reveal the truth behind the lies they have been sold.