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How would Father Ted vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?

We asked Arthur Mathews.

ARTHUR MATHEWS DROPPED by yesterday for an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of Father Ted.

Before he headed off – we threw him a question about the same-sex marriage referendum. Specifically, how would the country’s most famous fictional priest cast his vote?

Ted, of course, was a fan of the quiet life — and spent an inordinate amount of time trying not to attract the attention (or the ire) of Bishop Brennan.

Then again, he was also something of a rebel (for all we know, those funds are still ‘resting in his account’).

Here’s what the Father Ted co-creator had to say:

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And in case you don’t have full internet capability at the moment:

“He’d be in favour… But, he’d be worried that he’d be censured by the Church for taking that position – that’s exactly what his viewpoint would be.

He’d vote yes on the day, because he’d be confident that [due to the] the secret ballot, he’d be confident no-one would find out how he voted.

Go on, go on, go on: Check out our Father Ted 20 magazine

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