Yeah, this is just what we need. One of the best known priests in jolly ol’ England celebrated his 25th jubilee with a raunchy drag show. Father Michael Seed, the priest responsible for converting Tony Blair, had a Mass said and then…things got a little less…ah never mind. Here’s what happened:
Daily Mail reports:
Seed also had a second, rather less devout celebration — a champagne-fuelled party with entertainment provided by men dressed as nuns.
A close friend of Father Seed’s arranged the bash at the Pigalle Club — housed in a pink basement in London’s Piccadilly and known for racy floor shows — to mark the anniversary of the well-connected priest’s ordination into the Franciscan Friars Of The Atonement.
The 200 guests, many of them fellow clergymen, were startled to be greeted at the door by four burly men, who took their coats.
Party-goers — who ranged from clerics from the Diocese of Westminster to millionaire benefactors who had flown in for the celebrations by private jet — were again taken aback when some men appeared on stage later wearing nuns’ habits.
The 6ft ‘nuns’ proceeded to give what can only be described as a rather unsuitable cabaret act. ‘A female singer came on first. She sang rather good, classic jazz
songs, which was fine,’ says one wide-eyed reveller.
‘But then these drag artists came on stage. Mouths dropped. Quite a few people scuttled off to the bar in embarrassment. ‘Lots of champagne had flowed and I can’t recall the songs that the nuns sang. Needless to say, they weren’t singing vespers!’
Father Seed — who also converted politician-turned-dance queen Ann Widdecombe and the late MP Alan Clark — is used to causing a stir.
His 2009 autobiography revealed he had met the Queen and how he often gets mistaken for a strippagram vicar.
Despite all this, Father Seed — who once acted as unofficial chaperone to Blair’s daughter, Kathryn — is currently setting up the Catholic Church’s committee on human dignity.
Great, right. Just great.
What could he possibly have been thinking. You wonder why Christianity is being shrugged off by by people in the UK? Hmmm…maybe when people read stories like this about private jets, pink rooms, and burly men in drag dressed as nuns they think more about Sodom and Gomorrah than Jesus Christ.