Reverend Tim Hewes. Source Euronews, fair use, low resolution image to identify the subject.

XR Priest Sews His Lips Together to Protest Murdoch and the Climate Crisis

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Climate protests in Britain have taken a sickening turn, with a member of Christian Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion mutilating himself in public to draw attention to his views on Rupert Murdoch and the alleged climate crisis.

Priest sews his mouth shut over ‘muting of climate science by Murdoch media’

By Maeve Campbell  
Updated: 03/08/2021

A priest has sewn his lips together to protest against the “suppression” of climate science in Rupert Murdoch’s media outlets.

Reverend Tim Hewes, 71, carried out the symbolic act outside News UK’s office in Central London yesterday. It’s home to the UK arm of Murdoch’s global news empire, News Corps.

In a video released on YouTube, Hewes calls Murdoch a “climate change denier, dissembler and delayer” and says the media mogul has influence over governments which has led to a lack of meaningful action on the climate crisis.

Alongside Hewes, a Church of England priest in the Diocese of Oxford and a former dentist, was Reverend Mark Coleman, 62. Coleman took a letter into the building addressed to the Environment Editor at The Times newspaper, asking him to meet and discuss the situation.

Who is behind the protest?

The Reverend is part of Christian Climate Action, a branch of the climate movement Extinction Rebellion.

Read more:

What can I say – I think most of us wish the Anglican Church would focus on more immediate problems.

The following is the youtube video of the protest, do not watch the video or click the read more link above unless you have a strong stomach. You will see graphic photos and videos of Reverend Tim Hewes’ act of self mutilation.

I was in two minds whether to cover this story. There is a legitimate concern that publicity is what the perpetrator of this gross act of self mutilation wants, and I’m helping to supply that publicity. More misguided attention seekers might follow his example.

But I think it is important to hilight the true state of mind of the most extreme climate activists in Britain. What will their next move will be, when self mutilation fails to deliver the outcome they want? I do not want to be anywhere near the action when we all learn the answer to that question.

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August 15, 2021 10:02 pm

Sounds like a ‘reasonable’ thing to do … they should all do so 😉

Bryan A
Reply to  Streetcred
August 16, 2021 5:14 am

Aren’t people also Blind to their “facts”?
And Deaf to the rantings of Loons?
And don’t they still produce methane?
Sounds like this Climate Priest hasn’t attended to all possibilities.
So much for the Climate Faithful!!!

Reply to  Streetcred
August 16, 2021 1:27 pm

This guy may be dumber than an Afghan.

Reply to  Anti_griff
August 17, 2021 11:35 am

Hey! Afghans are nice dogs.

Joel O'Bryan
August 15, 2021 10:04 pm

Now he just needs to sew his anus shut to stop emitting GHG in his farts and we’ll be all saved.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
August 15, 2021 11:57 pm

No, he needs to stop exhaling CO2, now.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
August 16, 2021 1:09 am

I think both ends serve the same function.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
August 16, 2021 2:14 am

But if he sews his anus up how on Earth will he be able to talk through it?

This is truly a most alarming turn for the worse. Once they start self-mutilating, the next stage to achieve their objectives is to start mutilating other people, especially those who question & challenge the AGW orthodoxy!!!

Reply to  Alan the Brit
August 16, 2021 2:33 am

‘This is truly a most alarming turn for the worse. Once they start self-mutilating, the next stage to achieve their objectives is to start mutilating other people, especially those who question & challenge the AGW orthodoxy!!!’

Not really. After self-mutilation comes self-immolation. I can quite happily contemplate watching IR loons setting fire to themselves.

Reply to  Disputin
August 16, 2021 3:28 am

I think Alan is right. They may think they have the right to stamp out the devil as they see it. Salem witch trials 🤔

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Derg
August 16, 2021 9:07 am

They are rationalizing having the moral high ground and therefore are justified in doing anything to save the whales world.

John Tillman
Reply to  Disputin
August 16, 2021 6:01 am

Thus emitting yet more of the Devil’s molecule!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  John Tillman
August 16, 2021 7:30 am

Using petroleum products to get started, no doubt.

Reply to  John Tillman
August 16, 2021 7:52 am

It starts with the atom: 6 carbons, 6 neutrons, 6 electrons. 666 the number of the beast.

Is there a site where I can send donations for gasoline, matches, nails, hammers, sewing needles ….. ?

Reply to  philincalifornia
August 16, 2021 8:39 am

Send a good joke too. You’ll leave him in stitches.

Reply to  Scissor
August 16, 2021 9:02 pm

The killer joke. My dog has got no nose.

How does it smell?

Reply to  Scissor
August 17, 2021 11:37 am

And he won’t repeat it.

Reply to  Disputin
August 16, 2021 12:45 pm

I can quite happily contemplate watching IR loons setting fire to themselves.

What is the “carbon budget” of the operation?

Reply to  Alan the Brit
August 16, 2021 6:21 am

I was thinking the same thing Alan. But I am not totally alarmed by this. Now, when Gretta sews some part of here body closed, that will alarm me.

August 15, 2021 10:06 pm

If that doesn’t work, they should all try sewing their anuses shut next. Then they will be truly full of sh**.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  WR2
August 15, 2021 10:10 pm

That “great minds” thing.

John the Econ
August 15, 2021 10:15 pm

So why should anyone care what the mentally/intellectually ill think?

Reply to  John the Econ
August 15, 2021 11:57 pm

See also Greta, the school dropout.

John Endicott
Reply to  John the Econ
August 17, 2021 3:36 am

Because it’s often the mentally/intellectually ill that go off on mass killing sprees. Best to identify them and get them help before that happens.

Phillip Bratby
August 15, 2021 10:17 pm

He needs a strait-jacket and a padded cell to protect himself from idiocy.

August 15, 2021 10:19 pm

Did it have something to do with his dentistry past possibly?

high treason
Reply to  Stuart Huggett
August 15, 2021 10:32 pm

All the dentists I know are well aware that the cAGW thing is a load of fetid garbage. Many of us dentists are also well aware that COVID is also a massive fraud. Maybe I just hang out with the wrong arch of dentists?

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  high treason
August 15, 2021 10:51 pm

He’s an ex-dentist, similar to an ex-parrot.

Dr Burns
Reply to  high treason
August 15, 2021 11:01 pm

What do you mean Covid is a “fraud”?

Joao Martins
Reply to  Dr Burns
August 16, 2021 2:20 am

When a not unusual epidemic surge of a new and respiratory virus with low lethality and low IFR, Sars-Cov-2, was politically transformed in a major threat that justifies all attacks to democracy and peoples rights named COVID-19. That, the creation of a new “disease” COVID-19 out of a virus epidemic presenting a very little risk, that political move was a fraud.

Dodgy Geezer
Reply to  Joao Martins
August 16, 2021 2:52 am

Almost all data on Covid cases etc is suspect, so I only follow Total Mortality.

There is an initial increased Total Mortality associated with the infection. I put a lot of that down to poor treatment and disruption of standard medical support, but we have insufficient information to determine this.

Total Mortality rates then started running below average…

Joao Martins
Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
August 16, 2021 4:03 am

You did right. Total mortality is the first criterion in epidemiology, to evaluate any new upsurge and its tendency to increase, enter a steady-state or disappear.

Not “cases”: they are meaningless in ANY quantitative epidemiological study. “Cases”, as the word is now used, are not “clinical cases”, i.e., people actually diseased: they are “positive” (true or false) PCR or other test which detects the presence of the pathogen or parts thereof BUT say NOTHING about its activity, viability, etc. A dead dog will be detected by PCR but it will not bark nor bite.

Several years ago the terrain was prepared at WHO, when they made a “slight” change of their “definition” of “pandemic”: it was a spreading disease of great severity quickly spread all over the world and it was reformulated as a spreading disease quickly spread all over the world; so, irrespective of severity or lethality. That is to say, common flu caused by about 20 different viruses, each one is a “pandemic”, according to the current definition. Of course, this has nothing to do with the science of epidemiology…

So now, if a disease, however mild, spreads quickly, as evaluated by “tests” that identify parts of its agent, then we have a “pandemic”.

This amounts of throwing in the dustbin more than one century of epidemiological research (and the correlated research on public health measures).

Reply to  Dodgy Geezer
August 17, 2021 6:16 pm

Tyrannical despots forbidding doctors from prescribing effective drugs made the situation worse.

Reply to  Joao Martins
August 16, 2021 8:23 am

Between the lockdowns and the mandatory mask requirements, I would expect flu infections and deaths to plummet.

Pat Frank
Reply to  MarkW
August 16, 2021 10:39 am

Inglesby, et al., 2006: Masks don’t work and neither do lockdowns.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Pat Frank
August 16, 2021 11:14 am

Yes, very good to recall this reference paper.

John Endicott
Reply to  Pat Frank
August 17, 2021 3:40 am

Oh they (lockdowns) work. They work at destroying economies and livelyhoods.

Joao Martins
Reply to  MarkW
August 16, 2021 11:09 am

Yes. So why didn’t they plummet?

John Endicott
Reply to  Joao Martins
August 18, 2021 3:37 am

They did. Go to the CDC website and you’ll see. There’s a very large difference in the numbers as can be seen from this chart:

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Notice the line of red-triangles (the 2020-2021 flu season) it’s the lowest line on that chart all throughout the lockdown/mask period of 2020 going into 2021.Notice that the line remains well under the national baseline the entire season to date. It’s only in recent weeks where the line starts to spike up (which is also rather unusual), and even that is well below the peaks of prior flu seasons (which happen much earlier in the season) suggesting that going into next years flu season (2021-2022) we’re likely to see a higher flu season than this years has been.

So, let me ask, on what data are you basing your baseless comment that they “didn’t plummet” on?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Dr Burns
August 16, 2021 7:31 am

Do you need a list of the Fauci/CDC lies?

Reply to  high treason
August 16, 2021 5:16 am

funny you say that
had a VERY interesting chat with my dentist last week after his minion left the room re covid and ivermectin. he will NOT be getting any vaxes

patrick healy
Reply to  high treason
August 16, 2021 7:23 am

Hang on there High Treason.
Over here in the Scottish gulag, we have a deranged dentist called Jason Leitch who is the pretend Scottish government “expert” advisor on all things Chinese Communist Party Flu.
Not only that but he is also an expert on Scottish football and is all over the biased media like a dose of pox.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  patrick healy
August 16, 2021 11:30 pm

At least he has had medical training. Here in Aus, we have ex-lawyers advising the state Govn’t on public health matters.

Rick C
Reply to  Stuart Huggett
August 16, 2021 9:38 am

Maybe he’ll regret doing this when the Novocain wears off.

Reply to  Rick C
August 16, 2021 11:13 am

Where did he get the Novocain?

I can’t get a (human) ivermectin prescription. Some doctors (Oregon) are getting slapped around for their practices.

And this guy finds a good dose of a controlled substance to use for a very weird purpose.

Do the medical boards over there look the other way for political use of novicain?

Alexy Scherbakoff
August 15, 2021 10:28 pm

I have been thinking about wearing a gimp mask and glueing my privates to the footpath. I would look forward to having a stranger apply acetone to said privates. What would I be protesting? Nothing. It would just be painful and fun.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 12:02 am

At the same juvenile level of your comment, Alexy: Q. What does a Sadist do to a Masochist? A. Nothing.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Dave Fair
August 16, 2021 12:59 am

I’m more curious about what a masochist would do to a sadist.

John Larson
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 1:50 am

Just ask for it . . silly ; )

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 11:15 am

Glue his stuff to something & ask for ‘help’ …

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 16, 2021 12:43 am

I refuse to glue myself to a polar bear.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 1:00 am

I’d pay to watch that, from a safe vantage point.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 1:12 am

Didn’t polar bears go extinct years ago?

Reply to  Harves
August 16, 2021 1:21 am

Yes. The official mascot of environmentalism is, once again, the elephant. Also, they hold pride parades to celebrate lions, lionesses, and their cubs playing in gay revelry.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  n.n
August 16, 2021 7:07 am

Then they should be campaigning against poaching, not the “climate crisis” bullshit.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 5:35 am

As the old punchline goes,
“It wouldn’t stop global warming and would only annoy the polar bear.”

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 7:05 am

I’d like to see a bunch of IR idiots try to glue a polar bear’s privates to the pavement. With no “interference” from the authorities, of course.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 8:15 am

If you could get a spine, you could get on its back it when it was darted. That would be some major league selfies when it woke up, as long as no one came along with the bottle of acetone that is.

alastair gray
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 1:03 am

I think we should all on the skeptic side of things commit a collective act of self and mutual immolation. Before you get worried and reach for the fire extinguisher let me define immolation

mid 16th century (earlier (late Middle English) as immolation ): from Latin immolat- ‘sprinkled with sacrificial meal’, from the verb immolare, from in- ‘upon’ + mola ‘meal’.
To be technical it is a transferred epithet for barbecuing oneself.
So running around Trafalgar square and the Houses of Parliament with a bag of stone ground oats springling all would certainly focus the attention off the great, and the good , if they can be found otherwise we will settle for the mediocre and self seeking there to be found in greater numbers

Reply to  alastair gray
August 16, 2021 2:59 am

a collective act of self and mutual immolation.

Have you calculated the Carbon footprint for that? They’ll want to know….

patrick healy
Reply to  alastair gray
August 16, 2021 7:30 am

It is probably a silly question (and your use of off in stead of of is probably a computer fault) but I have no inclination to remove the focus of attention OFF the grate and the good.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 5:18 am

twisted lad;-)))

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  ozspeaksup
August 16, 2021 6:49 pm

Thank you

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 5:20 am

And nothing a dose of itching powder won’t correct. Get it at your local party shop.

alastair gray
August 15, 2021 10:34 pm

He can keep them stitched up as a symbol of the way his evil organisation wants to stitch up our society.. Mouths sewn shut is a symbol of the mass starvation that will inevitably follow the policies of this evil religious cull.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  alastair gray
August 15, 2021 10:50 pm

Are you referring to the Church of England or Extinction Rebellion? Or both?

M Courtney
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 12:13 am

Th C of E runs most of the food banks in the country and provides vital community resources in the most deprived areas.
And it finds a place for all people, even the mentally ill.
As this article shows.

Reply to  M Courtney
August 17, 2021 1:06 pm

Oddly, the more food banks there are, the more people avail themselves of their offerings.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
August 16, 2021 2:22 am

Not everyone who is of the Christian faith possesses similar opinions, & many of us are a technical persuasion too!!!

August 15, 2021 10:40 pm

The Bible tells me that a fool by his own mouth will be condemned.

August 15, 2021 11:01 pm

…..and we would give a Rat’s Arse that an ER Clown decided to sew his lips together because…..
The more that follow his actions the better is my observation?

John Endicott
Reply to  Rasa
August 17, 2021 3:46 am

I’d rather they seek the mental help they so desperately need.

August 15, 2021 11:11 pm

Murdoch controls the world? This guy is a deranged nitwit.
His irrational rant demontrates that. Who does this appeal to?

Reply to  Billy
August 16, 2021 4:03 am

“Murdoch controls the world?”

Good point, Billy. If it weren’t for the snippets from Murdoch’s outlets that I see here, I’d barely know anything about the views his businesses are pushing.

I think every Murdoch media outlet could go “We’re all gonna DIE!” 24/7 and it wouldn’t change a thing.

When the warning sirens are stuck, after a few hours or days, wouldn’t the majority just wish that someone would turn the #@&! thing off?

The same thing is already happening to all media and people are turning them off. It seems Murdoch thinks a little variety is a better strategy.

P.S. I agree 100%. The guy is a deranged nitwit.

August 15, 2021 11:23 pm

self-flagellationextreme criticism of oneself

Chris Hanley
August 15, 2021 11:29 pm

The so-called ‘priest’ has carried out many ridiculous stunts being arrested and sent to prison in the past few years for the same ’cause’.
He starved himself for a week back in 2009 so he could ‘experience how desperate it feels to be hungry’ and generously posed looking very saintly for a news photo.
Definitely a disturbed individual probably an example of the martyr complex or victim complex ‘sometimes considered a form of masochism’ (Wiki).
According to the Church Times one Rev Timothy Hewes retired or resigned from the Anglican ministry in 2017.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Chris Hanley
August 16, 2021 10:41 am


August 15, 2021 11:47 pm

I should point out, for non-UK readers, that the Murdoch press in the UK (The Times, The Sun etc.) are 100% behind the Glowbull Warming scam. Just not quite as hardline as The Grauniad.

So I have to wonder if this XR nitwit actually has read any of the papers he protests about.

Or perhaps he gets all his news from Oz and the US, where Murdoch papers are a trifle more balanced.

As for the suggestion that he should stick to the supposed mission of the Church, I’m afraid that Church attendance continues to drop like a stone, as the CoE is far more interested in burnishing their Woke credentials than in promoting Christian values. And, of course, many churches have remained tightly shuttered during the Lockdown Panicdemic.

Doug Huffman
August 16, 2021 3:55 am

All mainline churches / sects are WOKE since the Second Vatican Council (1965) forced ecumenism on the faithful. Ecumenism, tolerance of evil and sin for the sake of tithes. SEDEVACANTISM has come to the Oval Office as well as the Holy See

August 15, 2021 11:52 pm

I’ll take him more seriously when he practises self-immolation. But Greta could learn something from his antics. Crazy glue would probably work well enough, and not hurt so much.

August 15, 2021 11:56 pm

Pity the mentally ill loon doesn’t stop exhaling.

Dave Fair
August 16, 2021 12:00 am

The Buddhist monks in South Vietnam poured gasoline over themselves and lit it afire. Tough way to go, but you couldn’t doubt the sincerity of their convictions. That cannot be said of their sanity, nor the priest’s.

Vincent Causey
August 16, 2021 12:16 am

The idea that climate alarmism has become a religion couldn’t be more clearer. And yet this is clear evidence of the psychological damage that those pushing the lies are doing to more impressionable people. Those activist scientists and their media shills should be thoroughly ashamed.

August 16, 2021 12:20 am

He can still hear, see, but can’t speak no evil. Not quite so wise monkey

Stephen Skinner
August 16, 2021 12:39 am

What state of mind did people have when they burnt women alive for being witches? That was only a few hundred years ago. Did the possibility for people to get into these states of mind go away?

Ed Zuiderwijk
August 16, 2021 12:43 am

At least he can’t infect his flock with his delusions. May it catch on.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
August 16, 2021 7:13 am

Well, he also needs to sew his fingers together and into a fist so he can’t write or type is delusions and communicate them that way.

August 16, 2021 12:44 am

You’ve heard of Trump Derangement Syndrome, well let’s dial that same mental illness up to 12 and call it Climate Derangement Syndrome CDS.

So tragic that people can live this way

August 16, 2021 12:48 am

Well, at least he’s CofE.
We know about them.

Ben Vorlich
August 16, 2021 12:50 am

The next logical step is to do what Christian Priests did in Medieval Islamic Spain and have public acts of self destruction or get themselves executed. A similar practice has been used by Buddhist Priests in various countries.

Steen Rasmussen
August 16, 2021 12:54 am

But clicking on the video – he get click pay!

So don’t click even if you are just currious to see this insane happening

kind regards
Steen Rasmussen

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Reply to  zee
August 16, 2021 2:09 am

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August 16, 2021 1:40 am

In saner times this guy would have been sectioned for this.

Reply to  Graemethecat
August 16, 2021 8:30 am

He should come over here and stand for election as a democrat.

August 16, 2021 1:41 am

>”Coleman took a letter into the building addressed to the Environment Editor at The Times newspaper, asking him to meet and discuss the situation.”
I can see it now:
Editor: OK [walks outside]
Editor: Rev Hewes, what would you like to discuss:
Rev Hewes: Mmmgl, mmng, mmngh, mmbl, mmgh….

Reply to  StuM
August 16, 2021 5:23 am

coffee hit screen! roflmao!!

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  StuM
August 16, 2021 7:15 am

Maybe the Charlie Brown teacher was one of the similarly deluded…

August 16, 2021 1:46 am

Of course it was an Anglican priest.

Geoff Sherrington
August 16, 2021 2:19 am

Did he use dental training to anaesthetise said lips before the needlework? Geoff S

August 16, 2021 2:19 am

So getting dressed up in weird outfits and parading around was not enough! What’s next?

Joao Martins
August 16, 2021 2:30 am


The authorities in Britain and elsewhere are ruling to force all population NOT TO DIE from C19 sequestering normal, healthy and working people in their houses for weeks.

But, on the other hand, they do not prevent those idiots to self-mutilate, do not lockdown them where they should be surveilled and (probably; I did not check) do not ask Youtube and the like to cancel their movies…

Thus: normal, healthy and working people are prosecuted and have their rights and liberties coherced; however, all the fools and maniacs are free to do what they wish, as they wish, when they wish and where they wish.

Reply to  Joao Martins
August 16, 2021 4:07 am

If you’re trying to destroy Western civilization, it’s a feature, not a bug.

Joao Martins
Reply to  H.R.
August 16, 2021 4:38 am

I agree.

August 16, 2021 2:41 am

Sew what you fool

August 16, 2021 2:44 am

Since we imported ID politics and political correctness from you know where, we constantly see headlines like:

Elderly Preacher Roughed Up, Arrested for Preaching Biblical Marriage on UK Street

U.K. Judge Says Street Preachers Accused of ‘Islamaphobic’ and ‘Homophobic’ Speech ‘Lawfully Arrested’

Ad nauseam

The Anglican Church has abandoned the faith – and those who preach it – but it has kept the name. It frets over the number of gay and transgender priests, not the Christian message or the gospels. They’ve been stripped out

Then you get idiots like Reverend Mark Coleman

I guess you could say he’s converted from Christianity to the faith of Climate Change and latter day loonies.

Peta of Newark
August 16, 2021 2:49 am

Be wary of Stupid People, especially when they occur in large numbers

John Larson
August 16, 2021 2:58 am

I thought about what this man’s act might signify from the perspective of what Jesus preached. From the “Sermon on the mount”;

“And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”

Maybe this guy thought Jesus was saying an eye or hand could actually be responsible for the wicked things one did making use of them . . and is a pathological liar . . ; )

August 16, 2021 3:01 am

Only mentally distorted people act like that.

Reply to  Rudi
August 16, 2021 5:27 am

Mentally distorted?!? We all have a foible or two. This guy is nuckin’ futz!

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Rudi
August 16, 2021 9:22 am

But, his behavior is characteristic of a lot of people in the alarmist camp. They have delusions about the importance of the cause they are willing to sew for.

Windy Wilson
August 16, 2021 3:04 am

This reminds me of the tongueless women Jamesian Society members in “The World According to Garp”, and also that brother of the Atlanta Olympics bomber who cut his hand off to show how much he believed in his brother’s innocence.

He might as well have sewed his mouth shut to show the strength of his belief in Aristotelian physics over the Newtonian variety.

Reply to  Windy Wilson
August 16, 2021 5:31 am

Windy Wilson: “He might as well have sewed his mouth shut to show the strength of his belief in Aristotelian physics over the Newtonian variety.”

Yeah, that’s what any sane person would do,

L Lancaster
August 16, 2021 3:34 am

The climate isn’t doing anything it hasn’t done before. He ought to be more concerned about how some of his fellow clerics treat children.

very old white guy
August 16, 2021 3:44 am

Maybe using his voice might have been more effective.

Reply to  very old white guy
August 16, 2021 5:31 am

I’ve yet to hear an XR person say anything worth hearing. This infantile stunt will get him much more attention.

Jim edwards
August 16, 2021 4:00 am

Ha ha

August 16, 2021 4:34 am

The climate-change, extinction rebellion has unfortunate affects on people …

Richard Brimage
August 16, 2021 4:40 am

The primary duty of a Priest is to tell people about Jesus. How can he fulfill his most important duty with his lips sewn shut?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Richard Brimage
August 16, 2021 11:10 am

Because he’s NOT a priest. He’s a deluded political activist getting his rocksoff.

Bruce Cobb
August 16, 2021 5:02 am

The Climate Belief Cult is fundamentally a destructive one, with hatred of humanity at its core. It is a belief system guarranteed to drive those who are already mentally unstable to acts of extremism and destructiveness, whether directed outwardly or towards oneself. It also contains the very seeds of its own destruction, and I believe we are witnessing that destruction now.

August 16, 2021 5:12 am

f wit
superglue wasnt good enough huh?
betcha there was lignocaine cream applied;-)))
serve him right if it gets infected

August 16, 2021 5:14 am

funny how youtube allowed THIS to stay online but they ban anything by Doctors on vax alternatives???
hmm??? definitely an agenda isnt there

Mumbles McGuirck
August 16, 2021 5:28 am

“Coleman took a letter into the building addressed to the Environment Editor at The Times newspaper, asking him to meet and discuss the situation.”
(Scene: Interior of the Environmental Editor’s office)
EE: So, Rev. Hewes, how may I help you?
RRMH: Mmph dmmlh gddmph.
EE: Excuse me?
EE: I’m terribly sorry, but I can’t understand a word you’re saying.
(Scene continues for an hour)

August 16, 2021 5:42 am

All the (gobsmacked) commentary on this guy and I started wondering why he’s a former dentist.

Struck off? Patients only went once and it was a bad experience? Word got around?

Maybe dentistry was the one thing he was good at. Being a nutter, of course he’d give it up to satisfy his loony side. After all, isn’t it just plain crazy to give up a lucrative practice in a field where you have talent and a future?

August 16, 2021 5:43 am

“Priest”. Yeah, right.

Serge Wright
August 16, 2021 5:48 am

Mental illness is a serious issue and as demonstrated here can manifest in different ways. Hopefully he seeks help before it’s too late.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Serge Wright
August 16, 2021 9:23 am

before it’s too late “

Too late for what? He is crazy. What should be done with crazy people?
Western societies have shown they do not have an answer to this question.

Coach Springer
August 16, 2021 6:13 am

I would prefer they set themselves on fire – Vietnamese Buddhist monk style. It would fit better with the standard climate activist practice of releasing a lot of CO2 while crying about CO2.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Coach Springer
August 16, 2021 7:20 am

Just as long as they do it in a courtyard surrounded by non-flammable objects.

Michael in Dublin
August 16, 2021 6:17 am

This priest is no Christian and is slandering Christianity in his actions.

If he were a Christian he would believe that climate change will not bring an end to mankind. Jesus said that life will be going on normally when he returns: people will be eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, working in the fields an grinding wheat, buying and selling, planting and building.

If he were a Christian he would believe the teaching of Christ about the sovereign Creator, the God of providence:
he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Rod Evans
August 16, 2021 6:33 am

Clearly a sad example of someone easily influenced by mass hysteria doing something pointless and painful to himself for no practical benefit or purpose.
He sounds and acts like a perfect example of a climate alarmist.
Such a pity these easily led individuals, manage to collect together under the XR banner and prevent sensible people doing sensible things for the benefit of all.
Hey ho, another day, another dullard….

AGW is Not Science
August 16, 2021 6:59 am

Now if we could just get everyone pushing the “climate crisis” bullshit to do the same thing, and also abstain from any written communications, the world would be a better place!

patrick healy
August 16, 2021 7:16 am

Sorry, when I read the headline I thought this cannot be a real Priest. Phew! then I saw it was one of those Protestant types. Thank God for that, but with my Marxist pope anything is possible.

AGW is Not Science
August 16, 2021 7:24 am

Would be great to do an “interview” with this idiot – you could just fill in all of his “responses” with whatever you like.

“So, what have you got to say for yourself?”


“I see, you say you’re realized that the “climate crisis” is pure nonsense, so you’ve sewn your mouth shut to prevent yourself from spilling the beans.”

August 16, 2021 7:29 am

Because self immolation is fossil fuel intensive.

John Bell
August 16, 2021 8:11 am

I thought the clergy were supposed to be concerned with what goes on in heaven not on earth.

August 16, 2021 8:52 am

My wife put it in a nutshell: He’s crazy.

The good news is he only hurt himself. The bad news is he did it for no good reason. He cannot perform his duties with his mouth shut.

Scissors anyone!

Clyde Spencer
August 16, 2021 9:04 am

Lest there be any question about the rationality of alarmists, this behavior settles it. It is about belief and not about science.

Tim Spence
August 16, 2021 9:32 am

More evidence that the propaganda dosage is set too high.

J. C.
August 16, 2021 9:42 am

What a tool.

August 16, 2021 10:20 am

Lunacy at its most perverse. That said, I’d not be saddened one bit if all of XR sewed their orifices shut. That would have a much more profound effect on the environment than anything else they’ve concocted.

August 16, 2021 10:23 am

On my browser (Brave) the video says it is “age-restricted.” Just how immature do you have to be to watch this stuff?

August 16, 2021 10:26 am

As a follower of Christ, I’m disgusted by this “priest”. I dont live in the UK so I dont know what’s broadcast there, but if BBC broadcasts are any indication, this idiot, who makes a mockery of God, should be speaking out at the supression of climate science by the BBC and practically every other “news” agency…. too bad he can no longer speak. Like the movie Eyes Wide Shut, so is his mouth. He needs to open his eyes first though so he can see before making an idiot of himself on youtube.

August 16, 2021 10:34 am

Catastrophic Anthropogenic Sociopolitical Climate Change, really.

He could self-identify as the female sex, feminine gender would do, and plan a child to appease the gods of social progress. Well, maybe not. As everyone knows that Some, Select Baby Lives Matter (BLM), it is less appreciated that Some, Select Female… Feminine Lives Matter in equitable and inclusive exchange.

Rich T.
August 16, 2021 2:38 pm

If they all did it we wouldn’t have to hear from them again. Being XR take it all the way.

August 16, 2021 3:19 pm

The eyes have it. Dull, beta boy and ignorant.

August 16, 2021 6:33 pm

When we said “liberalism is a mental disease”, we meant it.
It MUST be in the DSM.

Except, faith in the DSM, as the Holy Grail of mental diagnostic, is yet another mental disease.
(Or maybe, the very same disease.)

Michael S. Kelly
August 16, 2021 9:10 pm

Thank you for blurring out that picture.

August 17, 2021 1:17 am

Why didn’t this loon do it professionally and splint his teeth together…. nooo …just wanted to create a spectacle. Haven’t seen the gory pictures but it would have quite easy for him to numb up his lips with a few injections inside the mouth, then impress everybody with his suture skills. No injections… and it would have been extremely painful and blood everywhere….though that wouldn’t faze the fully blown nutter.

Reply to  Mack
August 17, 2021 1:31 am

Just seen the video… and yes … the guy had “prepared” with anaethetised lips before the spectacle. The amount of blood (not a lot) confirms that.

Reply to  Mack
August 17, 2021 5:02 am

Wait up, Mack. I’ve seen the young ones with triple (and more) lip, ear, and nose piercings than the few sutures this guy poked through his lips.

I’m thinking that he’s a fail with this stunt because the serious piercers won’t be listening to his message. They are probably thinking, “That’s kind of cool, but what a piker!”

August 17, 2021 4:40 am

Avidly seeking attention like that is a mental issue. You can make/place your arguments in a public setting without doing something so utterly loony.

After all, Martin Luther simply wrote up his 95 Theses and nailed them to the doors of various churches in Wittenburg, to make a specific point. He did not act like a Compleat Idiot the way this loon has acted.

What’s next with these marones?

D Cage
August 17, 2021 4:44 am

Do you think we can persuade the rest of the climate activists to do the same for a month or two?

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  D Cage
August 17, 2021 8:52 pm

Why just a month or two? I vote for a year or two — or longer!

August 17, 2021 10:20 am

Meehh. A true believer will douse him/his/her/itself in gasoline and light a match.

August 17, 2021 1:20 pm

Great to know he empathizes with climate realists who are continually censored by Big Tech and Big Media.

That is what he meant, right?

navy bob
August 17, 2021 2:50 pm

How did he trash Murdoch on YouTube if his lips are sewn together? Sign language?

August 17, 2021 6:10 pm

“XR Priest Sews His Lips Together”

a) Rupert has turned most of his media publications management over to his leftist kids.

b) If the XR priest is short on thread and needles, I have some very nice Kevlar thread I can send along with some huge curved needles?

c) Considering the levels of tattoos many XR members sport, maybe the XR priest can help XR members with their lips, ears, eyelids, nose, sphincter, urinary tract?

Ian Sloan
August 19, 2021 3:10 am

It doesnt surprise me that someone who could be brainwashed into believing the man-made idea of “god” could also be brainwashed into believing the man-made idea of catastrophic climate change caused by CO2

August 21, 2021 7:13 pm

How is anybody that stupid?

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