What could have caused the Anglican Bishop of Willesden – Pete Broadbent to vent his spleen on his Facebook page concerning the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton? He branded them as ‘shallow celebrities’ and voiced his view that their marriage was set up to fail by the gutter press.
He also gave it seven years. Not content with this he went on to insult the Royal Family saying its history was filled with ‘broken marriages and philanderers’ and writing that the basis for the hereditary principle is ‘corrupt and sexist’. Neither did Prince Charles nor William’s mother Diana escape his wrath. Describing them as ‘Big ears and the Porcelain Doll’, he remarked that he was glad he had missed out on their wedding.
Since his outburst he has had to apologize profusely for embarrassing the Church as well as the Government, the Royal family and many others. He has been suspended indefinitely for his remarks. Continue reading When Good Bishops Turn Bad