‘Pray Prince George is gay’: 3 things we learnt from the controversy

Dec 5, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today:

Little did Kelvin Holdsworth, the Scottish priest at the centre of the ‘pray Prince George is gay’ controversy, know his blog post would cause such a storm two years after he intended.

But a storm it did cause, including speculation on a four-year-old’s sexuality, a re-run of the debate about the purpose of the Anglican Church’s existence, and Rod Liddle – hardly known for his saint-like qualities – being hailed as a modern-day John the Baptist.

One can only imagine who will come after him.

Here are three things we learnt from the incident, first reported by Christian Today here.

1. It began when Holdsworth himself, evidently knowing the attention it could receive, reposted the article after the announcement of Harry and Megan’s engagement.

As #RoyalEngagement was trending on Twitter Holdsworth tweeted: ‘My point about the fastest way to make the C of E more inclusive being to pray for Prince George to be blessed one day with the love of a fine young gentleman comes to mind at this time.’

It is worth bearing that in mind when one reads Holdsworth’s statement. He says ‘this old post has received much media attention’ without mentioning it was he who drew it to the media’s attention.

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

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