Vatican Vice!

Author’s Note: May 2015. The Vatican has been dragging its feet on the approval of the new French Ambassador to the Holy See as he is gay.

God broadcasts from St Peter’s Square,
His sermon from above;
Is vouchsafed by the Vatican,
(And Baptist, Jew and Anglican?)
And promulgates His LOVE.

His LOVE is one for all mankind,
Until the end of days;
But sadly does not quite extend,
To those that have a same-sex friend,
Like ‘faggots’, ‘dykes’ and gays!

It also used to be the case,
His LOVE was down on Yids;
But these days they’ve renewed their vow,
So that their consciences allow
Them to LOVE raping kids.

And as for normal sex it is,
OK to procreate;
But if you quite enjoyed such LOVE,
Your chance of Heaven up above,
Would be by then too late.

If only they in Rome could bring,
The Inquisition back;
To demonstrate their LOVE for all,
Which as you no doubt will recall,
Involved LOVE of the rack.

So for your dose of Catholic LOVE,
In their house you must dwell;
So all you Yankee Baptist jerks,
And Limey Church of England berks,
Can go and rot in hell!

Richard is a poet and amateur blues harmonica player who lives in the seaside town of Clacton on England's east coast. He's had approximately 70 poems published in England and Wales as well as a number of articles. He can be reached at: Read other articles by Richard.