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Rev Dr Peter Mullen, chaplain to the London Stock Exchange, posted vile homophobic rants and “satirical” poems on his blog, reports The Daily Telegraph.

One of Mullen’s posts stated that gay people should be tattooed, a comment which calls up images of the Holocaust to me.

The Telegraph says that the posts have been taken down, but includes lots of quotes, such as:

He recommended that homosexual practices be discouraged “after the style of warnings on cigarette packets”.

He wrote: “Let us make it obligatory for homosexuals to have their backsides tattooed with the slogan SODOMY CAN SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH and their chins with FELLATIO KILLS.”

And then:

Peter Tatchell of gay rights group OutRage! Demanded that the Rev Mullen resign.

He said: “As a chaplain, Rev Mullen ought to be a spiritual guide to all employees of the Stock Exchange.

“Given his quite outrageous homophobia, not only would lesbian and gay employees feel unable to approach him but even heterosexual staff would find what he said deeply offensive and off-putting.

Mullen is also quoted, with a laughable line about how this was “satire”. According to the Telegraph, he “was summoned for a meeting with church officials on Friday and told he could face disciplinary action”.