Skip to comments.Queen's holy oath at her coronation would be broken by gay marriage law, says senior clergyman
Posted on 06/03/2013 6:27:02 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
Legalising gay marriage could force the Queen to break a Coronation oath, a senior clergyman warned yesterday.
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester, said the Queen vowed when she was crowned 60 years ago to uphold the laws of God.
He claimed that signing into law an act allowing same-sex couples to marry would contravene that promise.
He spoke as opponents of same-sex unions launched a last-ditch bid to kill the plans in the House of Lords today.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will demand amendments to the Bill to protect those with moral objections.
Gay marriage passed with a large majority in the Commons and polls show most of the public are in favour, but it will face a tougher ride in the traditionalist Lords.
Bishop Nazir-Ali made his comments ... on the 60th anniversary of the Coronation.
He later told the Mail: The idea of a constitutional monarchy comes from the Bible. Christians are told in the Bible to obey their rulers, unless the ruler tells us to do something God forbids.
Happily in this country we have a monarchy that has taken an oath of upholding Gods laws, and the present Queen has for years been faithful to that. We are praying that she continues to be faithful.
But while she is faithful to the vows she has taken, in this country she has to act on the advice of her ministers.
That puts the onus on the Prime Minister not to put the Queen into a position where she may have to go against the sovereign promises she has made. We hope that she is not put in that position.
He said legalising gay marriage could put the Queen at odds with the law of God and the settlement of the Church of England
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
She has to decide this on her own conscience...
She has to decide if she is going to obey God or man...
Bishop Nazir-Ali? Have the Muslims infiltrated the Anglican church?
You beat me to it. I did a quick bit of research; he was born in Pakistan, and apparently has been a Christian since the age of 15.
Still doesn’t have that English ring, though, does it?
That must be the reason James I did not sign any “gay-friendly” bills.
You’d think that he’d adopt a Christian name if he’s going to be a Bishop — something like George, or Michael. ;-)
Ooooops! His name IS Michael! I should learn to read more carefully before I start typing!
One thing is certain.
The laws of God have not changed in the last 60 years.
Some religions are making an effort, but in doing so are merely condemning themselves. They should read the bible that is supposedly their guide to God.
I feel sorry for all those faithful whose religion has fed them to the demons.
Some could say she already violated it by being an Anglican.