The #Hashtag Marriage of Kristin Perers #Vicar’s Wife
There can’t be many people on the planet who won’t recall the epic and toe-curling interview of Tom Cruise with Oprah Winfrey. Here, Tom, surrounded as he is by the ever-present questions about his homosexuality and loveless Scientology-arranged marriages, leapt up on to that yellow sofa and loudly proclaimed his enduring love for Katie Holmes:
Despite movie success since, Tom’s never recovered his image from this cringe-worthy fiasco of over-marketing a marriage. No surprises then when the inevitable split came two years later, following Katie’s scarily PR-managed interview for W Magazine about how perfect her sexually-ambiguous religious leader hubbie was:
Lower down the celebrity food-chain, we have the case of Rev. William Campbell-Taylor, the bisexual Hackney vicar and City of London Councilor, who is married to Boho-chic Floridian designer, Kristin Perers for now:
Over the years, William Campbell-Taylor (aka Fr William Taylor) has been busily marketing himself on movies and social media as a moral champion of the common people “the turbulent priest who rides into danger and creates an uproar” – and an endless flush of hashtags and Twitter posts:
In his pursuit of what he endlessly proclaims as “the common good”, Rev. Campbell-Taylor has eagerly lied, cheated, stolen and trampled on the very poor people he is supposed to be defending:
The dog collar-wearing politician’s tactics have included blackmailing a former Councilor from the same City of London Ward where he now holds office, and falsely claiming credit in his election campaign for work done by other councilors.
The good reverend has a long history of sexual exploits with men as well as women, and his bisexuality is pretty public knowledge – as William Campbell-Taylor himself writes, “I don’t see sexuality in binary terms”.
However, having recently lost a Court case in which he tried to prosecute a vulnerable male for revealing in the House of Lords that Campbell-Taylor had asked him for a “blow job”:
the question now is what kind of #Hashtag marriage does @kperers and her sexually “bivalent” vicar husband have? Actually, just like her other half, Kristin’s gift for self-marketing means she’s made a great deal out of being a #VicarsWife, as her blogs, Twitter and Instagram endlessly sell herself in an American fantasy of being an English clergyman’s tea-and-scones lifestyle accessory. But like Campbell-Taylor’s selling of himself as a vicar-politician, this ultimately is a marriage all for sale, all spin and marketing, with shabbily poor content. If a picture speaks a thousand words, well take this absurdly theatrical Tom Cruise-like Mary Poppins photo Kristin had done of herself:
The Bible has some important teaching about what it means to be a virtuous wife, Proverbs 31:11-12: “Her husband trusts her completely. With her, he has everything he needs. She does him good and not harm for as long as she lives”. Proverbs 12:4: “A noble wife is the crown of her husband, but the wife who acts shamefully is like rottenness in his bones.” We know of other vicars’ wives who have stood modestly and quietly by them in righteousness and virtue, defending the truth when their husbands have spoken out, and whom have lived out a Christian marriage with dignity and quiet reserve. By contrast, @kperers #VicarsWife has rather prostituted the Gospel’s understanding of Christian marriage, and is literally selling a cheapened product of #VicarageLife #VicarsWife for a swooning lifestyler audience.
While Harriet’s Place doesn’t begrudge Kristin her fantasies and crude money-making marriage marketing (even if it looks just a bit like over-compensation for having a married a guy with a history of having sex with other men) what is so distasteful about all her hashtag marketing, is that in all of this the massive hurt of the innocent people her husband has blackmailed, sexually groomed, lied to, used and thrown away – none of this matters to her one bit.
Yes, we get your game @kperers #VicarsWife #Hypocrite married to #RevBlowJob