The Anglican Cleric at the heart of a dispute over the sexuality of Prince George has issued a statement clarifying his views.
Kelvin Holdsworth became the focus of controversy on Friday after reports he believed Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay to encourage support for same-sex marriage in the Church of England.
The comments were drawn from a blog, written more than two years ago, that considered how Christians might support the campaign for gay marriage in the Church of England.
When the post was republished this week, however, it attracted attention for a suggestion that “a royal wedding might sort things out remarkably easily” with regard to gay marriage.
In his clarification, published on Thursday Mr Holdsworth said it had not been his intention to cause hurt, and expressed regret that the post had led to a focus on the young Prince.
“The post was entirely about the church and its policies around LGBT inclusion,” he wrote. “The debate about the church and sexuality will go on. I’m not interested in continuing it through a conversation about Prince George.”
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