Rev George Gebauer looks like an elderly gent and apparently wasn’t up to date with the amazing modern era in which science no longer matters and biology is out of date.
Aimi Leggett, 25, and civil partner Victoria, 22, had planned to have one-year-old son Alfie christened at St Mary’s Church, Gosport, Hants, in two weeks.
However, when both women asked to be listed as the mother in a meeting with Reverend George Gebauer he said the church baptism register would not allow it.
He suggested one be registered as the mother while the other be put down as the Godmother instead.
He said he had to be sure the child had not been “pinched” as it was “impossible” that Alfie was a child of both the women.
Aimi and Victoria said they were appalled and stormed out.
Aimi, from Gosport, Hants, said: “Rev Gebauer sat there and told us no child could have parents of the same sex, no child could have two mothers.
Well yes. It’s physically impossible. Unless one of them started life as a male. It’s basic biology. Something that modern students of LGBT studies seem shockingly ignorant of.
“There was no way one of us was going to be listed as the Godparent. We are both Alfie’s mum.
Well no. One is his mum. Hopefully. The other is a woman who lives in the same house with her. And somewhere Alfie’s daddy is buying cocaine with the proceeds of his sperm donor money.
Rev Gebauer understood that. So did most people until about 5 minutes ago when it was determined that there is such a thing as same sex marriage and it is in no way to be mocked or made light of.
“I’m baptised Church of England, and Victoria is a Catholic. We want him to be brought up the same as we were.”
If they had really wanted that, they would have gotten married. For real. Instead they want to be baptized lesbians and they don’t want to be mocked for it.
However, Ven Gavin Collins, Archdeacon of the Meon, said today he was happy for the christening to go ahead as planned – with both named as the mother.
He said: “Having spoken to Aimi Leggett today, I’m pleased to report that the baptism of Alfie will go ahead on the date planned at St Mary’s Church, Warsash.
“We have addressed the legal issue. As I understand it, her partner Victoria has full legal co-parental responsibility for Alfie. We can therefore enter their details onto the baptism register as ‘mother’ and ‘mother’, as they would like.
“I’m pleased that this issue has been resolved, and we look forward to welcoming Aimi, Victoria, Alfie and their friends and family. I’m sure it will be a great occasion as we welcome him into the Christian family.”
Church of England dying out? Can’t imagine why. Let’s put some more lesbian couples on the job.