An Anglican minister is asking for us to pray Prince George, third in line to the throne, is gay.
Glasgow’s Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth believes having a gay prince would fuel the cause of accepting marriage equality in the Church of England, which currently does not recognize same-sex nuptials.
“If people don’t want to engage in campaigning… They do in England have another unique option, which is to pray in the privacy of their hearts (or in public if they dare) for the Lord to bless Prince George with a love, when he grows up, of a fine young gentleman,” Holdsworth wrote in a blog post.
“A royal wedding might sort out [the same-sex marriage debate] remarkably easily, though we might have to wait 25 years for that to happen,” he added. “Who knows whether that might be sooner than things might work out by other means?”
This isn’t Holdsworth’s first controversial move: In January, he came under fire after defending reading from the Quran during a Church service.
But Holdsworth may be onto something here: After a photo of Prince George visiting a helicopter surfaced in July, Twitter users starting touting him as an overnight “gay icon.”