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Twitter’s reaction to Archbishop’s ‘carobs’ tweet on same-sex marriage is... fabulous darling

When you invoke the power of the carob and orange as a missive on same-sex marriage, everyone takes you seriously…

Matthew Vella
13 July 2017, 1:57pm
Which came first: the carob or the orange? The Internet does not give a shit…

On the other hand, Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna has kept up the strict Vatican line against fruitarian miscegenation: under the rule of God, oranges should marry oranges and carobs should stick to their own. Or at least that’s what we think he is saying.

It’s barely 24 hours since the Maltese parliament voted by 66 votes to 1 to introduce marriage equality, making Malta the 15th country to legalise same-sex marriages.

But Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s day started with a tweet on one of the metaphors he used throughout the short debate on gay marriage to play down the claims for equality: carobs, he said, cannot be oranges, even though the law says so.

That may be as well, but thankfully for us, he has unleashed a storm on Twitter that will probably keep us busy for the rest of the day.

So that was it at 7:55am after Archbishop Scicluna had carried out his morning ablutions... and then it started, with National Book Council chairman Mark Camilleri kicking it off:


Then came the Human Rights and Integration Commission's director Silvan Agius, who spearheaded the equality policy: 


Cue a stream of punchy put-downs and hilarious tweets...


Somebody played Scicluna the violin to show how no f***s were  being given...


And let the show roll on...



Matthew Vella is executive editor at MaltaToday.
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