Turns out Bishop Michael Curry made waves at the Royal Wedding after showing his stance on equality – which has even caused his church to be punished for embracing equal marriage. Ouch!
The church’s head, Bishop Curry, vowed not to back down on equality – even after his church was blocked from Anglican decision-making bodies and threatened with expulsion from the Communion.
Curry said in 2016: “This is who we are, and we’re committed to being a house of prayer for all.
“We are loyal members of the Anglican Communion, but we need to say we must find a better way. I really believe it’s part of our vocation.”
During his uplifting address to the congregation, the Bishop told the royals and guests at the St George’s Chapel that love in all its forms had the power to change the world, drawing from civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King.
“There is power in love – don’t underestimate it, don’t even over-sentimentalise it,” the bishop stated.
“Love has the power to heal the world.
“When love is the way, the whole human family will come together.” Many have said that the choice of the bishop for the address was heavily influenced by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interest in civil and LGBT rights.
Curry stated that the power of love had to be “harnessed like fire” in order to make social change, but could be a powerful force. So, who’s with him? I definitely am. And besides that, let’s not forget that Harry is very involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS, just like his mother Lady Diana was. We have high hopes of Harry’s new wife to join him in this important fight.