Boris Johnson Gives 'Ironic' Bible Reading At Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service
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Organisers of the Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving service have received widespread praise for their choice of reading for Boris Johnson.
Oh, but just how wrong he was.
The passage Johnson read was from Phillipians 4:8.
He said: "Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable … think about these things."
Many onlookers said it was a bit cheap coming from someone who lied about throwing parties in the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Viewers subsequently took to Twitter to react to Johnson's Platinum Jubilee reading.
One said: "Hats off to the organisers who fixed it for him to read out from Philippians 4 ‘Whatever is true…think about such things.'"
"'Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable … think about these things'.
"Pity he does not practice what he preaches," another said.
A third joked Johnson was testing out another career as a 'stand-up comedian'.
A final commented: "I bet even Satan pissed himself laughing when he heard #BorisJohnson would be reading from the bible at today's thanksgiving ceremony for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. This man has no shame."
Just heard Prime Minister Boris Johnson reading Philippians 4v8 in the Platinum Jubilee service. Did they give him that one on purpose?— Janet Georgiou (@Janet_West) June 3, 2022
Whoever chose @BorisJohnson 's New Testament reading for the Jubilee service at St. Paul's has a brilliant sense of irony. "Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable … think about these things.”— John Townley (@JFredT) June 3, 2022
Boris Johnson gets booed going into the Jubilee service before reading a biblical story about truth and integrity 😂😂😂 you couldn’t make this stuff up!👀😂— Avenell Road remembered (@mdavid1973) June 3, 2022
Boris Johnson on Jubilee Church service from St Paul's giving a reading from bible, talking about truth, justice and honour. I've just been a little bit sick in my mouth #PlatinumJubilee— clipper1524 (@Clipper152403) June 3, 2022
Just last week, new photographs emerged of Johnson drinking at 10 Downing Street in November 2020 when the rest of the UK was abiding by strict lockdown measures.
The images – obtained by ITV News – completely contradicted and discredited the prime minister's earlier denials when questioned by Labour MP Catherine West in December 2021 in the House of Commons.
At the time, when asked whether there was a party on 13 November, Johnson stated: "No, but I am sure that whatever happened, the guidance was followed and the rules were followed at all times."
The photographs revealed Johnson was not only at the party, but was raising a glass in a toast.