Saturday, September 11, 2010

Repent, Terry Jones

My Fellow Comedists,

On this, the 9th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, it's all over the news that the Dove World Outreach Center led by the Dr. Rev. Terry Jones is threatening to mark the date by burning copies of the Koran. While this act of hatred and bigotry ought to disturb everyone, it is especially offensive to Comedists who remember Terry Jones without the southern accent and white biker moustache, back when he was a member of Monty Python. Maybe playing a woman so frequently left him vulnerable to the homophobia of the Christian right. Maybe his roles as an upper-crust clueless businessman left him with sympathies for the well-heeled. Whatever the reason for his change from intellectual, irreverent comic to intolerant fundamentalist attention-seeker, we are deeply saddened and choose to remember Terry Jones as he was...a smart, funny man in a dress.

Remember, Terry Jones, he's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy.

Live, love, and laugh,

Irreverend Steve