Vicar supports Life of Brian ban
A mayor’s plan to end her town’s ban on the 1979 Monty Python film Life of Brian are being opposed by the local vicar, who says it pokes fun at Jesus.
Sue Jones-Davies, who played Brian’s girlfriend in the movie, was amazed when she became mayor of Aberystwyth that it was still barred at the cinema.
But Reverend Canon Stuart Bell said Christians he spoke to in Ceredigion were still against it being shown.
The mayor declined to respond, but will still press for the ban to be lifted.
Long before she donned her mayoral robes in Aberystwyth, Ms Jones-Davies played Brian’s girlfriend in the cult movie.
However, when it was released, critics accused the Python team of blasphemy with its story about a Jewish man who was mistaken for the messiah and then crucified.