Gay rights campaigner shortlisted as new bishop of Glasgow and Galloway

Feb 16, 2019 by

by Marc Horne, The Times:

Scotland is poised to get its first openly gay bishop in a move that threatens to deepen a global split between liberal and conservative Anglicans.

The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, a campaigner for gay rights, has been shortlisted as a candidate to become the new Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway.

The provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow generated global headlines when he said that Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay to force the Church of England to support same-sex marriage.

Provost Holdsworth, a former Liberal Democrat candidate, also branded the UK government “wicked” and “cruel” and described professional sport as “drug-addled, corrupt, nationalistic, sectarian, sexist and homophobic”.

He also accused the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, of briefing against his Scottish Anglican sister church over its support for same-sex marriage.

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See also (from 2017) Scottish Cathedral becomes first in the UK to allow same-sex marriages, by Samuel Osborne, The Independent


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