Is the Queen of England Homophobic?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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With so much news unfolding in the U.S. (Michael Jackson’s untimely death, Sarah Palin’s resignation, and President Obama’s first trip to Russia) it was easy to miss a troubling development from the Church of England.

The Bishop of Rochester, Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, called on gays to repent. He went onto say the Church of England must stick to the Biblical teaching that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

According to Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali:

“We want to hold on to the traditional teaching of the Church. We don’t want to be rolled over by culture and trends in the Church.”

So it came as a surprise to learn that Queen Elizabeth II, who is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, sent a letter of support to the heads of the traditionalist group stating she “understood their concerns” about the future of the 80 million-strong global church.

The Queen’s letter has caused outrage. Peter Tatchell, a veteran gay rights activist said:

“Homophobia is a social and moral evil, just like racism. Bigotry, even in the guise of religion, has no place in a compassionate, caring society. I call on the Bishop to repent his homophobia. His prejudice goes against Christ’s gospel of love and compassion.”

Which begs the question? Is the Queen of England homophobic? Her letter appears to suggest tacit support for the viciously antigay views expressed by Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali.

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17 Responses to Is the Queen of England Homophobic?

  1. Brigadoon says:

    I can’t say if she’s antigay but, the Queen needs to hightail it to a good dentist to get her teeth fixed. I mean come on: old girl is worth several billion and her teeth look like they belong to a homeless woman.

  2. Tiny Dancer says:

    No gay man would ever dress a woman in a hat like that.

    I’ve heard gay men have worked at Buckingham Palace for decades and were a special favorite of the late Queen Mum. In fact, the legend goes, Queen Mum used to enjoy drinking cocktails with her “gays.” Now, the daughter may be more conservative than her mother was.

  3. retahyajyajav says:

    I would bet you $10 dollars the Queen didn’t even write the letter.

    Don’t get me wrong — I’m not defending the Queen but the “Firm,” as Princess Diana referred to, does much of the heavy lifting for her.

    The Royals are largely figureheads who get to live in a big house and travel around the world in private jets and boats. No one really knows what this woman thinks.

  4. Robster says:

    I’m with retahyajyajav on this one. Heck, we don’t even know if she used that iPod Obama gave her earlier this year.

  5. feminazi says:

    You would think Queenie learned a lesson following the public relations disaster when Princess Diana died. Apparently not. I have a friend in Lincolnshire, roughly my age, who says the Royals have long since outlived their usefulness. She deeply resents having to pay taxes to help support them.

  6. woyoyo says:

    “No gay man would ever dress a woman in a hat like that.”

    ROFL! I heard that!

  7. VicoDANIEL says:

    Brig,

    The Queen’s teeth look like Halle Barry compared to her sons teeth.

    Prince Charles has those classic, tiny, brown nubby teeth that look as if he’s never seen a dentist in his entire 62 years on this earth.

    I’ve never understood how a nation as wealthy as Great Britain could so completely undervalue good dentistry. Especially, if you have means, like the Windsors.

    vicodaniel@yahoo.com

  8. bradfrmphnx says:

    As a strait biker who doesn’t really know shit about fashion…even I know that hat sucks.

    I’d say this women is an ultra-conservative who probably has undressed and made love in the dark her entire life. To her sex is probably for making babies only. Homophobe? Yes, obviously.

  9. JollyRoger says:

    I would be surprised to learn that she was not, quite frankly.

  10. What kind of good, Christian name is Nazir-Ali? Damn Al-Qaeda is infiltrating our most sacred institutions. They better not try and take away my steak n’ kidney pie!

  11. TOM339 says:

    I get the impression QEII isn’t the most sophisticated person on earth.

    How can you be when you live a cloistered life, with servants to open doors for you, drive you to events, cook your dinner, do your laundry and wipe your ass?

    The Firm shouldn’t have sent this letter because now the British press and American bloggers are reporting it. It wasn’t smart.

  12. okjimm says:

    I am not sure if she is a homophobe, but she sure is a homely old lady. Probably senile, too.

  13. Don’t worry, she’ll be dead soon.

  14. i would bet that the queen didnt even write the letter – she probably didnt even read it —-

    besides, werent there rumors about prince edward. or am i just making shit up?

    also – she is still one unattractive woman

  15. Roy Lightfoot says:

    There is an old quote I read somewhere that is, “…democracy is for the half educated and aristocracy is for the poorly educated…” Is the Queens’ societal views that interesting to her, “subjects?”

  16. libhomo says:

    I can’t stand that parasitical frump.

  17. tom says:

    i dont think anyone with half a brain would decide whether someone is homophobic by just one small statement , just because you understand something doesnt mean you believe it yourself now does it? she may or may not be, but its still pure conjecture to think she is from the words ‘I understand your concerns’

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