From PINK NEWS:
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (above right), the Queen’s composer, has attacked “gay-bashing fundamentalists” in the Church of England for refusing to allow civil partnerships.
He said: “The Church of England has still got so many gay-bashing fundamentalists in it, clerical gay-bashing thugs, I really don’t understand why people want to have [anything] to do with it. I wouldn”t have anything to do with the church – they have such history of anti-gay nonsense.”
The Queen is the supreme governor of the Church of England but Mr Maxwell Davies said he was not concerned that his remarks would offend her. He said his sexuality was “not an issue” for the royal family and that the Queen and Prince Philip were “always extremely welcoming” to him and his partner.
“I think they are just interested in having a decent master of music,” he said.
COMMENT: It is true that the Queen has many gay members of staff and it doesn't seem to be a problem for her. However, if royal gossip, previously reported in the media, is anything to go by, I think Sir Peter is being a little naive if he thinks that Her Majesty doesn't back the Grand Tufti's enthusiasm to maintain the customary homophobia inherent in her Church of England, and throughout all her dominions, past and present.