LONDON — A prominent Anglican cleric and gay rights campaigner known for contentious gestures has urged believers to pray for Prince George — age 4, and third in line to the throne — to find the love “of a fine young gentleman” when he grows up so as to advance the cause of same-sex marriage in church.
Coming just days after Prince Harry — George’s uncle, and fifth in line — announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, a divorced American actress, the suggestion by the Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth seemed to illuminate once more the role of royal romance in Britain’s imagination and conversation, especially when it collides with tradition.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have said they will marry in May at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, west of London. But it is only since 2002 that the Church of England has permitted church marriages for divorced people, “in exceptional circumstances” at the discretion of parish priests. The church teaching is that marriage is for life.
While same-sex marriage is permitted by law in most of Britain, the Church of England says on its website, “it remains the case that it is not legally possible for same-sex couples to marry” in its churches.
Mr. Holdsworth, the provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, belongs to the Scottish Episcopal Church, a separate province of the Anglican Communion that voted in June to let its priests solemnize same-sex marriages.
In his campaign to expand on that change, Mr. Holdsworth wrote in a blog post on Thursday that believers could “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.” Prince George is the elder child of Prince William and the former Catherine Middleton, now called the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
“A royal wedding might sort things out remarkably easily, though we might have to wait 25 years for that to happen,” Mr. Holdsworth wrote. “Who knows whether that might be sooner than things might work out by other means.”
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Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth is a gay rights advocate known for controversial actions. Holdsworth is the provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow. He belongs to the Scottish Episcopal Church. That church is a separate province of the Anglican Communion that voted in June to let its priests solemnize same-sex marriages.
The gay liberation movement not only advocates and campaigns for the right of adults to engage in homosexual acts, as well as gay marriage, but also for the right of our children to experience a free sexual life and that they are free to control their own bodies, not their parents, or any other authority. This has been their cause for decades, even as we face an epidemic of child abuse. It is these homosexual men primarily that are seeking relationships with boys.
You, the reader, are likely wondering, really children’s right to be abused, prostituted, and sodomized? This proclaimed right for children to have total control and authority over what happens to their bodies is only a cover-up for men seeking gratification of their own sexual perversion. These men seek to abuse little children, especially the boys until they become young men; then, they are abandoned back onto the streets, and the homosexuals are off looking for their next child victim. It does not matter whether a child is willing or not, at these very young tender ages, they are unable to understand fully and the consequences of that choice. They are victims. They are weak, helpless unsafe, and defenseless. Being manipulated, they are seeking affection from an older homosexual male and devastated when they are thrown into the streets when they are no longer appealing.
We are not surprised to know that support for homosexual causes comes from liberal progressives. However, some are still surprised when they hear that many church leaders from many so-call Christian denominations are advocates and campaigners for homosexuality and even sex with children. The Bible is quite clear on its view of homosexuality. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their practice of it. The Mosaic law forbade it, under penalty of death.—Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:26-27.
In spite of these Biblical condemnations, many clergymen and churches speak up for the homosexuals. San Francisco, the population of which is 40 percent homosexual, illustrates the point. Several of these so-called Christian denominations (Protestant, Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Jewish churches and synagogues) have their church leaders perform same-sex marriages, and in some cases, the church leader performing the services are also a homosexual. They claim that Homosexual sex is no different from heterosexual sex, and is a gift of God to be lived under the God who is love.
Notwithstanding the statements of many of today’s religious leaders and their church denominations, God’s view of homosexuality has not changed, nor will it ever change. And, regarding conditions on earth when Jesus Christ returns the second time, Christ said: “Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot, they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulphur from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.”—Luke 17:28-30.