Anglican Samizdat

April 30, 2010

Another type of long-term committed relationship

Filed under: The fall of the West — David Jenkins @ 4:30 pm

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A grandmother has shocked her friends and family after revealing she is having a baby with her own grandson.

Pearl Carter, 72, says she has never been happier after beginning an incestuous relationship with her 26-year-old grandchild Phil Bailey.

The pensioner, from Indiana, US, is using her pension to pay a surrogate mother so they can have a child, reports New Zealand’s New Idea magazine.

She said: “I’m not interested in anyone else’s opinion. I am in love with Phil and he’s in love with me.

Anglican bishops announced that Episcopal permission is to be given to a limited number of parishes, based on Episcopal discernment, to offer prayers and blessing (but not the nuptial blessing) to grandmother-grandson couples in stable, long-term, committed relationships, as an extension of the current pastoral norms.



  1. ummmmm……WHAT?

    Comment by jill — April 30, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

  2. Your last chance to get in an April Fool’s joke, eh?

    Comment by Floridian — April 30, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

  3. Imagine the lawyer’s fees when the resultant child of this relationship sues everyone in sight for harm done re genetic aberrations.

    Comment by Gawk — April 30, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

  4. It’s not a joke, more’s the pity. That poor kid is going to be burying his mother before he reaches puberty, probably.

    Comment by Kate — May 1, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

  5. This is the next “logical” (if that is the correct word to use here) step in the revisionism that has infected the Church (along with other places it now seems). After all, anything that someone can say to “justify” homosexual relationships can also be said about incest!

    Comment by AMPisAnglican — May 3, 2010 @ 8:26 am

  6. How about this one?

    Definitely deserving of the ACoC’s time 😉

    Comment by Peter — May 3, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

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