It is not just little George’s love life the reverend is concerned with. In fact, the reason he wants the prince, who is third in line to the throne, to be ‘into men’ is so the Church of England (CofE) will be forced to support same-sex marriage. When the boy becomes King, he will also be the leader of the Church.
The senior Anglican minister and LGBTQ campaigner, provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, wrote his thoughts in a blog titled ‘What’s in Kelvin’s head’ after the news of Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s engagement. read more…
In God we trust? Brits are losing faith in the clergy
According to an Ipsos MORI survey of which professions are trusted most by the public, the proportion of those trusting priests has reached unprecedented lows. Only 65 percent of the 988 adults polled said they trusted priests to tell the truth in 2017, down from 69 percent in 2016.
In 1983, the figure stood at 85 percent. This was the very first year data of such was put on record.
It comes amid widespread reports of the Church losing followers as the number of secular Britons now outnumbers Christians. According to a report titled ‘The “No Religion” Population in Britain’, the number of non-religious, or ‘nones’, now accounts for 48.6 percent of Britons.
The number of British people identifying as Christian dropped from 55 percent to 43 percent between 1983 and 2015. The number of non-Christian believers, however, such as Muslims and Hindus, quadrupled.
“Groups such as professors, scientists, the police, trade union officials and civil servants have become more trusted, but the clergy are the most notable losers,” said Gideon Skinner, head of political polling at Ipsos MORI. read more…