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Sunday, July 1, 2018
UK: Elderly Anglican Priest Defends Marriage to 25-Year-Old Romanian Male Model
Ed. If this is what Britain has become, why in the world are Muslims interested in taking over the nation?
article appeared in Breitbart on June 30th
By Thomas D. Williams
A 79-year-old gay Anglican priest in the U.K. has
defended his marriage to a 25-year-old male model from Romania, insisting he is
not “a dirty old man” but just wants “to show people we are normal.”
Appearing Thursday on
“The Jeremy Kyle Show” with husband Florin Marin, the Rev. Philip Clements,
a retired rector and boarding school chaplain, said he is not being taken
advantage of despite buying Marin a house in Romania and letting him see other
Rev. Clements and Florin Marin
The now retired
vicar, who married Marin last year after meeting him on Gaydar two years
earlier, said that the younger man was not a gold-digger, adding that their
rocky relationship was “not quite as simple” as the media had made it out to
The couple faced criticism after it was revealed that Rev. Clements had sold
his £215,000 home in Sandwich, Kent, to buy an apartment in Bucharest, where
Mr. Marin is originally from. Clements was reportedly left penniless when the
couple split up five months into their marriage.
“I bought a beautiful
new flat in Bucharest. We were living there and we had married by that time,”
“That’s where I was
going to settle. I’d put the house in his name so he’d feel secure when I die –
because you’ve got to think about those sorts of things when you get to my
age,” he said.
“But we had a bit of
a tiff, as most relationships do, based on the fact that he was asleep at two
o’clock in the afternoon having come in at five o’clock in the morning because
he likes clubbing,” he continued, adding that the couple’s split was not based
on financial motives but on personal differences.
“He said I was too
old to go to a club. It was like I was Cinderella, I was left at home. I
woke him up and he was very cross; he started punching my leg a bit,” Clements
Host Jeremy Kyle
asked Clements whether he felt that Marin was making a fool of him since they
stopped living together so soon after their marriage.
“Being made a fool of
can be very nice, especially if it’s a very young man making a fool of you,”
the vicar replied.
He also revealed that
he and his younger husband have had “moments of physical relationship,” but
admitted that due to his age, he is limited in that regard, adding that he and
Marin “have an arrangement.”
“I’ve said to Florin
that if he has any relationships he should tell me, but I’m not going to be
angry about it.”
Marin himself joined
the show, saying, “I love this man.” He denied being a gold digger taking
advantage of the elderly vicar for money.
“They don’t know me,
they don’t know us,” he said of critics.
Both men said that
although they are not currently living together, they look forward to being
together on a more stable basis in the future.
Church of England teaches that marriage is the union of one man and one woman,
while some regional Anglican bodies, such as the Scottish Episcopal Church,
have endorsed gay marriage. In 2015, the U.S. Episcopal Church voted to
officiate same-sex marriage ceremonies in church.
Anglican bodies, such as the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), have
resisted the move toward accepting same-sex marriage.
Last week, over 2,000
Anglicans gathered in Jerusalem for a GAFCON networking event,
seeking new ways to “move Gospel ministry forward” at a time when the global
Anglican Communion is perceived as “theologically confused” on issues such as