Christians told to pray for Prince George to be gay by C of E minister

Dec 1, 2017

This morning’s Guardian reports some disturbing remarks from the Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, a senior Anglican clergyman.

In a re-posted blog entry, which now appears to have been removed, Rev. Holdsworth wrote that Christians should pray “for the Lord to bless Prince George with a love, when he grows up, of a fine young gentleman”.

The comment is part of a list of nine suggestions which Rev. Holdsworth believes would lead to an advance of the LGBT agenda inside the Anglican church, leading to same-sex marriages celebrated in the Church of England. He wrote:

“If people don’t want to engage in campaigning in this way, they do in England have another unique option, which is to 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.

“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?”

I find these comments outrageous. It is wholly inappropriate for adults to project sexual identities onto a child of four years-old.

So much of the campaign for same-sex marriage, or indeed LGBT issues more generally, focuses on pre-pubescent children in a manner which is deeply disturbing.

The Prime Minister’s determination to teach LGBT issues in schools through compulsory relationships education for ages five and upwards from 2019 is one such issue on which we have campaigned regularly.

But for a clergyman to target an individual child with prayers which call for him never to experience the love and stability of traditional marriage is, as the former Queen’s chaplain Rev. Gavin Ashenden has said, “the theological equivalent of the curse of the wicked fairy.”

Prince George, like all pre-pubescent children, should be left alone by adult sexuality obsessives to enjoy the peace and innocence of his childhood. To do otherwise is unnecessary, disrespectful and cruel.