UK Bishop Suspended for Facebook Quip

The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton has the whole world talking. And posting.  On Facebook, that is.  Although most of the talk is pleasantries and speculation, it appears that not everyone is giddy about the impending nuptials.  A bishop in the Church of England posted about the royal engagement on his Facebook page, predicting that the marriage would last only seven years and that the event would be surrounded with “nauseating tosh.”

As do all regrettable online comments, the bishop’s post soon went public and, according to, “incited the dismay of politicians and fellow members of the Church.”  The bishop apologized but he was suspended indefinitely nevertheless.

Certainly this is not the first time that an employee’s Facebook post has landed him in hot water with the boss.  Surely it won’t be the last.

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