So it seems the leader of a certain political party in the Faroe Islands has his knickers all in a twist because our PM Jóhanna is visiting his country with her spouse. And [GASP!] Jóhanna is gay.
The dude, Jenis av Rana, who leads Miðflokkurinn, apparently a right-of-centre party, has loudly declared that he will not be attending a banquet this evening to which all the party leaders were invited because Jóhanna and Jónína will be there and he will not share a table with them. Because, um, by living together they’re opposing the teachings of the Bible [or something].
Later in the day, another MP for the ruling party spoke up and said that he, too, would be declining the invitation to the banquet because Jóhanna’s visit with Jónína was “a provocation”.
Sheesh, guys! Get with the 2010s already!
To the Faroe Islanders credit, a few of them were interviewed on the news this evening and they were all suitably embarrassed. This guy, for instance, is mortified.
Be that as it may, makes you wonder if the Faroe Islanders had lent us that money back in the day if Jóhanna had been PM.
Meanwhile, I think the Gay Pride people should extend a formal invitation to Jenis av Rana to be guest of honour at their parade next August. That would probably do him in completely.