Anglican minister sparks outrage by urging prayers for Prince George to be gay

Nov 30, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today:

An Anglican minister has sparked outrage after questioning whether Prince George is gay and if that might force the Church of England to adopt same-sex marriage.

The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, and a campaigner for LGBT rights in the Church, was accused of a ‘cynical’ and ‘sinister’ attempt to manipulate the royal engagement for his own ends after he suggested ‘the fastest way to make the C of E more inclusive [is] to pray for Prince George to be blessed one day with the love of a fine young gentleman’.

The comments about the four-year-old, who is third in line to the throne, were made in a blog he re-posted after the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement.

Gavin Ashenden, a former Chaplain to the Queen and missionary bishop in the Christian Episcopal Church, accused Holdsworth of praying the ‘child out of the intentions of God’. He told Christian Today: ‘To pray for Prince George to grow up in that way, particularly when part of the expectation is he will inherit is to produce a biological heir with a woman he loves, is to pray in a way that would disable and undermine his constitutional and personal role.

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See also: Praying away the straight, from Anglican Samizdat

3 things we have learned from the controversy, by Harry Farley, Christian Today


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