Doug Stanhope Mad About Jesus' Presence at Bisbee's City Council Meeting on Civil Unions

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As you may know by now, Bisbee became last week the first city in the state to give same-sex couples the right to a civil union.

Not mentioned in any of the news coverage, however, was that comedian Doug Stanhope, perhaps the best-known Bisbee resident, showed up to the city council meeting to give a diatribe on Jesus' presence.

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As you can see in the video below, Stanhope didn't have much to say about the civil-union ordinance that was being proposed ("I'm not gay and I think marriage is stupid," he said but later added that he showed up to fight for "human equality"), but he appeared to be upset at the fact that a preacher opened the city council meeting with a prayer.

"I found it absolutely abhorrent that this would be opened by a preacher preaching Jesus in a city function," Stanhope said. "I am shaking with absolute rage . . ."

He added that he found it "sickening" and noted that he doesn't get to give a spiel before every city council meeting as an atheist.

Stanhope, who was wearing a bright-pink suit jacket at the time, then left the meeting but returned "incognito" with what appeared to be a disguise, including glasses, a plaid jacket, and a bow-tie. Who knows?

Check out the video of Stanhope below (and the bonus material below that):

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