Owen and his sign define unlawful sex as anything other than a "virgin
man and a virgin women" in marriage (read: he or she who has
masturbated or looked upon another in lust is no longer a virgin). If
you've engaged in any other type of nooky, he says the only way you can
get right with the Lord is to stop having sex for the rest of your days.
"I've never had sex in my whole life," boasts the
70-something-year-old in his round, rolling accent that sounds vaguely
like he's from the Louisiana bayou. "Never masturbated in my whole life
either. Since I came out of my mother's womb."
Growing up in Belize, Dias says the calling struck him while he was
working on a Buick Riviera in his auto body shop in Pasadena in 1974.
He stopped working on cars that very day to start spreading the word
before he made his way to the debaucherous city by the bay.
So, does he actually believe he's made a dent in the licentious desires
of San Franciscans? "My work is not to make 'em [do it], my work is
just to tell 'em. I'm a messenger." A chunky teenage kid with braces
snapped a photo. "It's hilarious," the kid said, "and true."
Dias was obviously pleased: "A young kid that thinks it's also true." Of course, the kid also announced he was from Maryland.