A prominent bishop in the United Kingdom has boldly said that clergy should defy the Church of England’s anti-gay stance and allow same-sex couples to get married.
The Rt Rev Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham, said priests should be “creative” in working within the church to allow same-sex couples to marry, and that gay clergy should go ahead and marry their partners, too. He said the Church of England’s stance is “morally outrageous” and that it makes him feel ashamed.
Urging them to publicly acknowledged their status, he said: “If you start to live in a society where there is no longer shame just in being gay I think it is like frostbite coming off – it hurts.
“That process is immensely painful and I don’t want to be brutal about that at all and I do recognise the difficulties but, yes, I think most gay people would be happier out – including bishops.”
Progress, progress. This makes the new marriage equality law in England and Wales even sweeter.
Have you heard? Westboro Baptist Church’s Fred Phelps is almost at the pearly gates of St. James where a trap door will fling him straight down to the pits of hell.
There has been a lot of coverage for it and many comments hating at ol’ Fred for the despicable things he has done against the LGBT community. The church as a whole has been banned in some states in America and has even been banned in Britain for their outrages claims while picketing funerals. That’s right folks, ‘God Hates Fags’ has been the first words parents of fallen soldiers had to read while their world is already falling around them.
But the comments from those hating on ol’ Fred have been described as ‘wrong’, ‘distasteful’, ‘hypocritical’ and that Fred should be left to die peacefully. You know like Heath Ledger was allowed to as these ‘servants of god’ walked around the funeral screaming that the apocalypse is upon us because of queer lovers.
So I thought about this, yes I agree it is hypocritical to now hate on someone dying. It is in poor taste but should we really just let it go? Hell no! This church has created their own infamous stature for hatred, apparently on gods behalf.
I will celebrate his death not for the life he has lead but for the fact people will no longer suffer. I’m glad Fred is dying and I hope that thousands flock to his funeral to picket the love and peace god truly wants for this earth. Then maybe members of this church will realise that their opinion and belief hurts. They are entitled to it but there are consequences for hurting others with it.
Once the day comes, may we all rest in peace.
Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on HBO’s Game of Thrones, said in an interview this week that he’s gay. However, he doesn’t seem to be considering this a big “coming-out” announcement, as he says his cast knows and has been very supportive, and that he’s always been open to talking about his identity.
While Nairn considers being gay only a small part of his identity, he does understand the importance of coming out. “In this day and age, it’s important to stand up and be counted,” he told the site. “I have and always will stand my ground.”
Additionally, he mentioned that the Game of Thrones cast has been overwhelmingly supportive of him as a gay man.
During the interview, Nairn was surprised that that the issue hadn’t been discussed earlier in his acting career: “I’ve never hidden my sexuality from anyone, my whole life in fact, and I’ve been waiting for someone to ask about it in an interview, [because] it’s not something you just blurt out. I’ve tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail!”
Hooray! Congrats to him.