A renegade Scottish churchman has prayed for little Prince George to turn out homosexual.
We must come against this prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit. The people of God shall revoke the curse of the evil prayer by words of peace and righteousness and praying good for the young third-in-line to the throne.
Year-old blog post
The Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth wrote a blog post last year urging people to pray Prince George ‘to be blessed one day with the love of a fine young gentleman.’ Mr Holdsworth is provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow. He is from the Scottish Episcopal Church, which voted to allow gay couples to gay-marry earlier this year. The BBC reported the story here.
Same-sex marriages in Anglican churches are banned in England and in Wales
In his blog post, Mr Holdsworth said that if Prince William’s four-year-old son married another man in the future it would help the Church of England become more inclusive.
‘A royal wedding might sort things out remarkably easily though we might have to wait 25 years for that to happen,’ he wrote.
‘Who knows whether that might be sooner than things might work out by other means?’
Royal wedding hijacked
He tweeted the post again following the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement.
‘This quote seems to be getting a lot of attention because it was picked up by a number of anti-gay campaigners in the Church of England,’ he said.
‘It is a shame that the happy news about the royal wedding has been hijacked in this way.’
(Which is a strange comment from one who hijacked it in the first place by retweeting a year-old post to make a pro-sodomy political point at the expense of Prince George off the back of Harry and Meghan’s forthcoming wedding.)
‘Unkind and destructive’
Gavin Ashenden, a former chaplain to the Queen and a Christian Episcopal Church missionary bishop, said the comments were not Christian.
‘To use prayer as a mechanism for wishing this on Prince George is an unkind and destructive thing to do,’ he told the BBC. It doesn’t have the prince’s best interests at heart, but uses him as a gender-political football to please 1.7% of the population.
‘What is especially odd and incongruous is the fact that it is suddenly OK to pray for someone to be gay, but totally unacceptable to pray for them to be free from being gay and to resume a sexuality that was in tune with their biology.
‘This seems not only contradictory but hypocritical.’
According to the Independent, Mr Ashenden told Christian Today: ‘It is an unkind and destabilising prayer. It is the theological equivalent of the curse of the wicked fairy in one of the fairy tales.
‘To co-opt the Royal children to service a narrow sexual agenda seems particularly tasteless.’
Bishop less than impressed
Susie Leafe, the director of the conservative evangelical group Reform, was also critical of Mr Holdsworth’s blog about Prince George. ‘I was very disappointed that he was prepared to bring a child in to this same-sex marriage debate,’ she told the BBC.
‘As a Christian minister he should pray for all people to come to know the love of Christ, rather than a fine young gentleman.’
Rt Rev Dr Gregor Duncan, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, indicated he was not at all pleased. He said: ‘The comments made by Provost Holdsworth were made on his personal blog.
‘As his blog indicates, the views expressed there are his personal ones.
‘They do not represent an official view of the Scottish Episcopal Church nor are they ones with which I would concur. I will be discussing this matter with Provost Holdsworth.’
Reality of homosexuality
Gay activists maintain, contrary to the scientific evidence, that people are ‘born gay.’ They say it is impossible to change sexuality. If they are right, it is already determined whether Prince George is ‘straight’ or ‘gay’. The renegade provost would be praying for something which has already happened – or rather, not happened.
Some of us will acknowledge one can pray after the event, not knowing the outcome. The theology of that says the Lord knows we shall pray before we actually do, and he plainly has the capacity to change events according to the imminent prayer.
But the reality is that a combination of factors come into play in human development. As children grow up, many factors influence their young lives. Mothers have a role in leading their children to grow up normally.
It is especially important for fathers to affirm their sons in their maleness and their daughters in their femininity. Parents must also ‘recruit-proof’ their children by safeguarding them from predatory males – and some females – in the outside world.
Parents should also be on their guard for materials in school sex education designed to groom children into acceptance of homosexuality. The campaigning book ‘King and king’ is particularly pertinent here.
Identification with the aggressor
Tragically, many boys who would have grown up normally ended up in children’s homes in the recent past. There, firstly, pederast homosexuals got hold of them. Secondly, the boys identified with the aggressor. Look up ‘Stockholm Syndrome’. Thirdly, they grew up homosexual themselves, with the desire to repeat the pattern.
The inbuilt self-limitation of homosexuality is why gay men in particular have so many sexual partners. They are searching for affirmative maleness, but now sexualising it. They become involved in increasingly depraved sexual practice as they become immersed in the network. And, sorry Provost, but homosexual life is filled with more dirty boys than ‘fine young gentlemen’. That’s just the way it is. They are looking for what does not exist, a real man who will love a homosexual. And they are pressing a part of the anatomy perfectly designed for the extraction of water from bodily waste into a use our gracious Maker never intended.
Ex-gays in Corinth
But the good news is however anyone became gay they do not have to stay gay. Jesus Christ saves the lost, forgives their sin and transforms their lives. Christ can heal the underlying pathologies which arrested normal development. People, men and women, have walked away from the homosexual life and homosexual desires. Scripture says:
1Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Yes, there were ex-gays in the Corinthian church. But they were washed clean, sanctified and justified by the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus. Recognise also that the practice and thoughts of homosexuality can lay a person open to spiritual oppression. For some, healing may not be enough. Deliverance could be in order.
Christian Voice members know how seldom we comment on matters to do with the church. As in ‘Never’. There are enough targets for prayer in government, commerce and the judiciary. So we shall not cast more aspersions than we have on Provost Holdsworth. The Lord knows his eternal destiny. Those leaving comments please respect this position as well. But firstly, his subject-matter has allowed us to set out the context. Secondly, we urgently need to invite the Lord’s people into a campaign of prayer warfare over this issue. Thirdly, we have been able to praise Rev Gavin Ashenden and the Bishop of Glasgow. They have made clear a prayer such as that of the Provost has no place in the Christian faith.
We should be comforted by these scriptures, from the book of Proverbs:
Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. … 29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Prov 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Prov 26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
Pushing at a open door
Equally, the Provost’s prayer, even as a wicked incantation, has undoubtedly set in motion something evil in the spiritual realm. However, in countering it, let us realise we are pushing at an open door. Twice in the last century the Lord took a bad man out of the way and placed a man of God upon the throne of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Both King George V and King George VI had elder brothers quite unsuited to leading this United Kingdom through a time of war. God took Prince Albert by pneumonia. Edward VIII renounced the throne for the love of divorced Mrs Wallis Simpson.
Moreover, very recently, the wedding of William and Kate set the Parliamentary feminists in a spin. What if their first-born was a girl and a son came second? He would take precedence over her under the ancient rules of primogeniture. That, said the feminists, was unfair. Nick Clegg MP, the Deputy Prime Minister, introduced a ‘Succession to the Crown’ Bill. It changed the rule that the eldest son of a monarch would succeed to the throne. The Bill became an Act of Parliament on 25th April 2013. From that date, the eldest royal child would be next in line, male or female.
Hand of God on Prince George
And then, to confound them all, the Duchess of Cambridge, as she had become, gave birth to a boy. To the dismay of the feminists, the nation welcomed George not Georgina.
So we believe the hand of God is already on this princely child. The Lord will ensure George grows up normally. There will be no undue influences upon him.
God knows parents are raising all children today against a background of pro-sodomy state dogma.
Nevertheless, pray the Lord will safeguard George as his father affirms his masculinity in his formative years.
Prince George will progress into true manhood, in Jesus’s name.
Finally, thank God for Gavin Ashenden, for Susie Leafe and for Dr Gregor Duncan. We pray for unity in the church of Jesus Christ and that all in leadership will heed Paul’s word to Timothy:
2Tim 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
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