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Anglican cleric urges people to pray for Prince George to be gay

An Anglican cleric has suggested that people should wish the four-year-old Prince George find the love “of a fine young gentleman” when he is older.

The Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth is an active gay rights campaigner and believes that should the third-in-line to the throne, Prince George, turns out to be gay, the church would have to accept same-sex marriage.

The Church of England has only recently come around to the marriage of divorced people “in exceptional circumstances” only. As for same-sex marriage, the church’s website says “it remains the case that it is not legally possible for same-sex couples to marry”, despite the fact most of Britain permits it by law.

Holdsworth, the provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, is part of the Scottish Episcopal Church. It is a seperate division of the Anglican Communion that since June allows same-sex marriages.

In a blog post by Holdsworth picked up steam on Thursday, he wrote that people should “pray in the privacy of their hearts (or in public if they dare) for the Lord to bless Prince George with a love, when he grows up, of a fine young gentleman.”

Adding on: “A royal wedding might sort things out remarkably easily, though we might have to wait 25 years for that to happen,

“Who knows whether that might be sooner than things might work out by other means.”

The media quickly jumped on the blog post which has turned out to be two-years-old but was re-posted after the engagement of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, gaining the momentum.

The original post is no longer accessible on Holdsworth blog, but he has updated it explaining that “the post was entirely about the church and its policies around LGBT inclusion.”

He continued to apologise for any comments that may have hurt anyone, saying: “I could spend the next few weeks defending that post and keep reminding people what it was originally about. However, it seems to me that isn’t likely to be fruitful. The ironic comment that I made quite a while ago could be seen as hurtful to members of the Royal Family, a group of people whom I actually rather admire.

“I’m sorry that something that I wrote has been interpreted in the way that it has. It was not my intention to cause hurt and I regret that this has led to the current focus on Prince George.”

  • Elizabeth Sollazzo


    • Felipe Moebis

      He is not saying that

  • Howard T

    How misgided can you get? One does not choose ones sexuality it is ingrained from birth. We have no control over which we will be. Heterosexuals may be the majority but it is time they realised that, just as they didn’t choose to be heterosexual, neither do homosexuals.

  • Sandra Cintorino Galda

    I think it is very disrespectful and unfair for anyone to expect that their viewpoint on a subject …no matter what it is… to be the same. Some don’t believe the whole modern platform on gay rights. Gay community can do what they want ….but to continually push it so everyone accepts it the way they do seems narrow, unfair and biased. Why do we all have to accept the gay platform the same exact way? I think that some Churches should be respected if they wish to maintain their stance against gay marriage.

    • Ricky

      Whether or not you agree that everyone is entitled to the same rights is entirely up to you. No one can force you to accept anything.

      But it seems to me that to assert that some do not deserve equal rights is truly narrow, unfair, and biased.

      • Sandra Cintorino Galda

        Why must this pushed to “equal rights?” Some churches are founded and built on value systems that do not accept that some lifestyles are in line with those beliefs. Why should they be forced now to abandon their ideas and values. They are not supporting unloving treatment of those who are different. Why do they have to conform then? Not everyone thinks the same about the gay life, and they also should be shown respect? They just think differently about the issue. Why do we all have to think the same? Equal rights stop being equal rights for others when one has to give up their own rights to peaceful disagreement!

        • Ricky

          I never asked anyone to give up their beliefs nor can anyone be forced to do that. What you believe is entirely up to you, and I’d bet your own beliefs include many misconceptions about gay people.

          You can continue to believe whatever you like, and no one can tell you what to think. But trying to deny equal rights to all taxpayers goes beyond “peaceful disagreement,” and is grossly unfair.

          Churches can do what they like regarding their services and dogma, and that right cannot be taken from them, so relax. No one wants to take it away from you.

  • Caroline

    Its a shame the comment coven isn’t chiming in here (sigi, pennie and hotmess/ladyhawk)…they have an active fantasy life about William and Harry being gay, so I’m sure they could spin some hilariously comedic nonsense about George now, too.

    • Ricky

      Shhh… don’t give the troll brigade any ideas!

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