Even though it’s been a central component of our culture I’ve hated organised Christianity from a very young age. A major part of the revulsion has been the all-consuming stench of hypocrisy that slimed every level of the organisation. But if you want to encounter an industrial scale example, well, read on.
According to the Irish Times “Michelle Mulherin (FG Mayo) gave the media palpitations during the debate on abortion legislation when she quivered about “fornication” in the course of an ironically impenetrable speech.” Michelle bemoaned the country’s moral turpitude, it’s proliferation of fornication, and then issued a dire warning. “Fornication leads to births outside of marriage”
Wow! Who could have imagined?
For her troubles this throwback to a bygone age became the butt of countless jokes, one of which had a photo of her in a nun’s garb.
But the real Michelle , “who holds strong Christian beliefs” is somewhat different to this picture. Because she has had, as ‘a very close companion’ a Kenyan cultural enricher. Since 1997! "But The Irish Mail reveals that in defending her position she neglected to mention her own first-hand knowledge of the impact sex outside marriage can have. The Irish Mail on Sunday can reveal that the man she is referring to is Mr Kole, a devout born-again Christian educated in Mombasa, Kenya.
“Kole, who ‘holds very strong born-again Christian beliefs’ (just like Michelle) left Kenya in the mid-Eighties and moved to London, where he worked as a part-time photographer for a number of years before travelling to Ireland for a weekend break in 1989. During his short stay here, he met a wealthy French woman and the pair began a relationship. He moved to Ireland to live with her full time.”
Aw, isn’t that nice? I love a bit of romance.
According to the Mail however “after three years together, the couple decided to go their separate ways and Mr Kole, who was describing himself as an actor at the time” (well fuck me, that was true anyway) “moved to Calary, Co. Wicklow” where the 35 year-old met an 18-year-old south Dublin girl who "would go on to have his child". No surprise there. But here comes the really amazing bit. Are you holding on to something solid? Because Kole left the mother and hightailed it when the baby was just 12 months old!
Can you credit a black father doing that?
Shortly after abandoning the mother and child this devout Christian met another devout Christian. In this case Michelle Mulherrin, who was and is quite a high flyer. She’s a leading lawyer in the West of Ireland, Mayor of Ballina (a good-sized town on Mayo) and a TD (equivalent to a British MP). Undeterred by his past indiscretions she brought Kone back to Ballina with her and got him a job in a hotel. And he’s been there since. Now, given that they’re both devout God-fearing Christians we must assume that the relationship is totally platonic.
Yes. An African going without muh dick for 15 years.
Truly a miracle. Truly the Lord moves in mysterious ways.