Senior Anglican minister calls for Christians to pray that Prince George is gay

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Christians should pray that Prince George is gay as it would be “the fastest way” to force the Church of England to support same-sex marriage, a Senior Anglican priest has said.

Scottish Episcopal Church clergyman The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth suggested that Christians in England ask “for the Lord to bless Prince George with a love, when he grows up, of a fine young gentleman.”

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He added: “And remember that God is distinctly non-binary in scripture.”

In June, the Scottish Episcopal Church – which is the Church of England’s sister institution – became the first mainstream branch of Christianity in the UK to allow same-sex weddings.

Provost Holdsworth (right) (Twitter/kelvin holdsworth)

The comments from Provost Holdsworth, who runs St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, were posted in the wake of Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry.

They prompted a fiery response from the Queen’s former chaplain.

(Twitter/kelvin holdsworth)

(Twitter/kelvin holdsworth)

Right Rev Gavin Ashenden, a Church of England clergyman who served the Queen from 2008 until earlier this year, said that praying for the Prince to be gay was “more like a curse”.

“If you’re going to pray for Prince George, pray for him to be happy … and pray for him to discharge his duty as prince, to be married and have children,” he told The Times.

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