For the Sun it’s “Gay vicar weds Nigerian toyboy”.
For the Mail it’s “Gay vicar, 65, to ‘marry’ Nigerian male model half his age”.
For the Mirror it’s “Vicar intends to marry toy boy male model, defying church gay sex rule”.
And for the Express it’s “Gay vicar’s marriage is ‘an abomination’ say Christians”.
And the “Christians” in the last one are, of course, just one man. Yes, you’ve guessed it: Stephen “Birdshit” Green of Christian Voice.
Lazy journos again. They just go for the rent-a-gob quote, knowing that Green will say something totally off his head such as, “I fail to recognise him as a Christian because he doesn’t keep the commandments of Lord Jesus, who states ‘marriage is between a man and a woman’, so although this guy claims to be following Christ he actually isn’t.
“This is an abomination before God, not a holy union.”
Yeah, yeah, Steve, we’ve heard it all before. Go back into your cage.
The Sun’s story sees fit to say this: “Mr Coward has also refused to confirm he will stay celibate following the union – which is a Church of England requirement of gay clergy.” And, yes, the emphasis – italics if your browser’s working OK – are the Sun’s, not mine.
The Sun moralising through typography! What’s the world coming to?