Sunday, 15 March 2015

Coronation Street: Gay Vicar Watch

Corrie star Daniel Brocklebank has faced a backlash from the soap’s fans and churchgoers over his gay vicar role.

He reveals viewers have given him verbal abuse off screen while others have hit out at the Street’s producers.

But defiant Daniel, gay in real life, doesn’t care – and hopes his storyline will change attitudes.

He says: “We’re here to cause some sort of stir and you’re never going to please everyone. Some of the religious viewers so far have not been too happy.

“A woman came up to me in a supermarket three days ago telling me I was going to go to hell playing a gay vicar. The show itself has had a backlash.”

Shakespeare In Love star Daniel, arrived on the cobbles as Rev Billy Mayhew in December and has been involved in an on-off romance with Sean Tully (Antony Cotton).

But the storyline has split viewers into different camps.

Andrea Williams, Director of Christian Concern, said: “There’s an agenda here to normalise something contrary to the Bible.

"I look forward to the day when Coronation Street introduces a vicar who cares about pointing people away from sinful behaviour.”

Well said concerned Christian lady!

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