Rev Colin Coward and Bobby Egbele

Overground Online reports that 64-year-old gay Church of England priest Rev Colin Coward, has announced plans to marry his 25-year-old Nigerian boyfriend Bobby Egbele, owner of online clothing store

Coward who met Egbele in 2007 at a Christain conference in Togo hopes their union will ‘encourage other homosexuals within the church to marry’.

He then added,

We are both deeply committed Christians so it would be unthinkable for me not to do it in church and not to do it with the congregation and with all of our friends.’

‘My goal is for everyone within the church to feel comfortable with the situation because at the moment the majority of gay Christians marry secretly.

The wedding is set to take place in October.


Rev Coward seems to be doing all the talking here. Any words from you Bobby??? 

I wonder if the Rev is funding Bobby’s online clothing store amongst other things.

Anyway congratulations and I wish them both the best of luck.

UPDATE: I’ve just been informed that Bobby is also a model.


8 replies »

  1. Where is Robert Mugabe when you need him? Interracial Brokeback Mountain made in Togo! This is disgusting! Why o why would anyone attend a church headed by a queer-mosexual? What happens when he gets to the verse that says “take homosexuals to the ends of the cities and stone them to death” ?! Would he tell his congregation to ‘nullify and void that’? This is Satan heading the church!

    Radio One’s playing some Chris “bite & beat em down” Brown…time to make YET ANOTHER complaint! Brb

  2. The sooner black folks come out the closet, the better, and stop the pretense, the better their sanity

  3. How can you be Christian and gay? It makes no sense. There is no ammendment in the bible that crossed this out and said it is okay. Romans 1:26-27 says For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
    Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
    OMG. The blind leading the blind over the cliff into eternal damnation!

  4. The Bible also says love your neighbour as you love yourself, don’t kill, not specifically to heterosexuals(it should have specified)

    . The Bible says alot of things, but i wonder how authoritative the 10 commandments are in a christians life. Hmmmm….

  5. “What is meant, when it is said ‘thou shalt not contend with God’, is that you shall not wish to prove you are in the right against God; the only way you can contest who is right with God is to learn that you are in the wrong. indeed, that is what you yourself ought to want. what the prohibition against contesting who is right with God signifies, then is your perfection, and by no means that you are a lowly being with no meaning for Him. The sparrow falls to the earth, and in a way it is in the right against God. The lily withers, and in a way it is in the right against God; only man is in the wrong, only for him is reserved what to everything else was denied, to be in the wrong against God. Should i speak otherwise, should i remind you of a wise saying you have often heard, one that knows conveniently enough how to explain everything without doing injustice to God or to men? ‘Man is a frail being,’ it says, ‘and it would be absurd of God to ask the impossible of him; one does what one can, and if now and then one is a little negligent, God won’t ever forget we are weak and imperfect beings.’ Soren Kierkegaard

  6. Ok. I think it’s slightly weird but ok. My cousin was a junior minister for quite a while until he came out as gay. The church was his life but he’s now been told he can’t do that anymore because of the hormones – that he can’t change – decide that he likes men. When the Bible was written they didn’t know about hormones.

    The Bible says God made the world in 6 days do you believe that as well?

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