An image of Prince William’s son, 4-year-old George, has resulted in some individuals including a British minister actually expressing a desire to see him grow up to be gay.
Prince George is already a bigger gay icon to me than Boy George. pic.twitter.com/i1FM0jh4Vv
— Nathan Beard (@nathansbeard) July 21, 2017
The little prince became something of a media sensation in August, when a pro-LGBT news site ran a story based on one photo of George, saying he “has become a gay icon overnight” as a result of the innocent picture above.
Kelvin Holdsworth, provost of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow, published a list of nine ways members of the Church of England could influence it to become more inclusive of the LGBT community.
The last item on that list featured the minister’s call to action regarding Prince George.
Referencing what he called “another unique option” to the more direct forms of activism previously listed, Holdsworth encouraged Christians to pray that Prince George grows up to find the love “of a fine young gentleman.”
To pray for Prince George to grow up in that way, particularly when part of the expectation he will inherit is to produce a biological heir with a woman he loves, is to pray in a way that would disable and undermine his constitutional and personal role.
It is an unkind and destabilizing prayer. It is the theological equivalent of the curse of the wicked fairy in one of the fairytales. It is un-Christian as well as being anti-constitutional (in England). It is a very long way from being a blessing for Prince George.
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