Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Gay Torchwood Star John Barrowman Tells Homophobic Bishop, "Stop Talking Rubbish."

Torchwood star, John Barrowman has taken on the homophobic Bishop of Rochester, Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, who recently said gay people should "repent and be changed." Barrowman says comments like these will drive LGBT people away from the church. The out actor says the bishop should, "stop talking rubbish."


"From a gay man, weren't the actions of Jesus Christ supposed to be about compassion and love and understanding? And here you have a man who is supposed to be teaching that and he is teaching bigotry.

I think more gay men would go to church if the teachers weren't as bigoted as they are. Now, I'm not saying all Christians believe like that, because there's a lot out there who don't.

But these kind of men and women who are preaching that, they are going to lose their congregation because mums and dads are going to realise they have gay siblings - or children or family members who are gay - and they are not evil. Stop talking rubbish."

The new five-episode season of Torchwood entitled "Children of Earth" airs this week on BBC1 on five consecutive nights. Stateside, you can watch on BBC America starting July 20th.

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