Off with their heads…
I like a nice Royal wedding, me. To be honest, I quite like weddings per se. But I’m the father of daughters, and I think I’d worry a lot if one of my girls had not lived with a partner before taking the plunge, so, as if it were any of my business, it looks like a major step forward that William and Kate have co-habited for a good few years before getting married. Would have been unthinkable a few years back. Strikes me as a good thing. Good luck to ’em. Gawd bless yer ma’am.
But for lots of Christians, sex outside marriage is fornication. I’ve always had a weak spot for Jehovah’s Witnesses, and a slight tendency to let them in. I certainly let them leave me a Watchtower, which I generally read. It’s good to have the views of Bible Christians tucked under your belt, so you can see how bonkers it is. In the last issue, there was a Q’n’A on the subject of homosexuality. Jehovah’s Witnesses, you will not be surprised to hear, are against, very much so. It’s a shame they didn’t learn tolerance when they were incarcerated together in the Nazi’s concentration camps. But their line is quite simple, and as you can largely trust the JW’s for a straight ahead reading of the Bible, I”d say their views are those of most Bible Christians… which is to say, that you tolerate homosexuals, but not homosexual acts; because ALL sex outside of marriage is a sin. Gay people can’t have sex, but that’s OK, because neither can anybody, unless they are married. Simple, no?
There will therefore be plenty of people within the Church of England, mostly on the High and Evangelical wings, who will be disgusted that Wills and Kate have clearly done thingy together. He’s put his willy in her front bottom, and God hates them for it. They might as well have bummed one another; God could not hate them more if they had.
I’ve advocated this before, but is this not yet another reason for the Disestablishment of The Church of England? Why should Bible Christians have a young man at the head of their Church who has committed the sin of fornication? Until Disestablishment, the UK can never be a secular society, but will always be mired in the individual sensitivities of faith.