Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married and a proud Dad.

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Gassed Tehran, seized Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, pilgrim to Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished 12 year Anglican post, baptised 1000's in homes on Mt Snowdon, in circus ring did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses 2 Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated as a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England,Wales,Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers, posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 climbing with sons, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', harassment conviction,campaigning against child abuse, quashed on appeal, convicted 4 successful blogging 2 stop paedophile. His annual Christmas Lights reported in Daily Telegraph,Sky News, C4 have raised £55,500 for water for 3 Gambian villages. Published "The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog" available on Amazon.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

HENRY AND THE OPINIONATED FERRET


All the present story videos, being added to regularly,  can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPUUAEb8Ya7K0PiH_ioCipg

Stories from 'The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog' , written and narrated by Archbishop Jonathan Blake, beautifully illustrated by Catherine Daw, and available on Amazon. From happy cheekiness and fun stories to those that handle life's sensitivities and ethical issues in an uplifting and inspiring way. Books to be read to younger children who will grow into reading the series themselves. They will become much loved family treasures, satisfying for all ages. A must have series for the thinking, caring and socially concerned family, who want to raise their children to value others and help build a happier, fairer world.

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

HENRY AND THE SQUIRREL'S NUTS


All the present story videos, being added to regularly,  can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPUUAEb8Ya7K0PiH_ioCipg

Stories from 'The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog' , written and narrated by Archbishop Jonathan Blake, beautifully illustrated by Catherine Daw, and available on Amazon. From happy cheekiness and fun stories to those that handle life's sensitivities and ethical issues in an uplifting and inspiring way. Books to be read to younger children who will grow into reading the series themselves. They will become much loved family treasures, satisfying for all ages. A must have series for the thinking, caring and socially concerned family, who want to raise their children to value others and help build a happier, fairer world.


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

Friday, June 26, 2020

THE SCANDAL OF OUR WHITE JESUS AND WHITE MALE GOD

Slavery and its unconscionable present and past evil, arises from the scandal of our white Jesus and white male God.  Images and beliefs are important factors in the molding of perception and the development of family, society, community and politics. The damage done by the propagation of distorted, biased and self serving religious iconography and dogma is immense. The facts are clear. Jesus was not white, yet the only Jesus with which most people in the U.K. are familiar is the white Jesus. God is not male. Yet the only language that most people encounter in relation to the deity is masculine. Our dream and imaginative worlds conjure up a white bearded Divine in the sky, with his white son at his side, ruling over all, just as white men have ruled over their family, society and the world. The results of such religious manipulation and branding have been devastating, leading to men occasioning oppression, misery, slavery and slaughter throughout the centuries. Arguments that other nations present Jesus in their own image fail to deal with the white hegemony that has tyrannised the world, nor the deception involved, of human beings modelling their own divine images to suit their purposes, nor the predominant masculinity of the majority of all religious language of the major religions. We carve out such physical or verbal images at our peril and become enslaved and corrupted by the work of our hands and minds. Enough of this travesty of truth. For the world to evolve towards a more honest, more equal and more just dispensation, then these games must end. We must alter our beliefs, our prayers and practices. While ever children across the country are taught to say "Our Father", while ever State prayers are offered "through Jesus Christ our Lord", while ever the Anglican church promotes a message of God as Father, Son and and Holy Spirit we remain doomed to a further corruption of the family, society and politics. As well as the removal of statues and memorials, there must be a radical reform in the Church, that goes to the heart of its creed, to ensure it retains a positive relevance and is at the forefront of the best forms of social development.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/some-church-of-england-statues-will-have-to-come-down-says-archbishop-of-canterbury-qwpjcfhvr

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."


ANGLICANS WORSHIP IN CHURCHES BUILT BY MURDER AND SLAVERY AND STILL HONOUR THE CRIMINALS INVOLVED

Anglicans worship in churches built by murder and slavery and still have memorials honouring the criminals involved. When parliament voted compensation in 1833 - to former slave owners rather than the slaves themselves - the church received £8,823 8s 9d, about £500,000 in today's money, for the loss of slave labour on its Codrington plantation in Barbados. The contemporary Bishop of Exeter and his business associates received even more, nearly £13,000.

96 Church of England clergymen were involved in the claims for compensation, amounting to £46 million in today’s money, while the construction of 32 churches is linked to the claimants.

Bishops in the House of Lords voted against the abolition of the slave trade.

Welby hesitated at the idea they should all be removed, but offered the sop that some may be taken down. However, the logic of his previous statements in the interview, about the need for justice and repentance before forgiveness, would require all the statues to go, as the injustices and prevarications that underpinned slavery, are as prevalent today in the Anglican church and wider society, as they were then.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/some-church-of-england-statues-will-have-to-come-down-says-archbishop-of-canterbury-qwpjcfhvr

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."


Monday, June 22, 2020

HENRY AND THE MUNTJAC DEER


All the present story videos, being added to regularly,  can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPUUAEb8Ya7K0PiH_ioCipg

Stories from 'The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog' , written and narrated by Archbishop Jonathan Blake, beautifully illustrated by Catherine Daw, and available on Amazon. From happy cheekiness and fun stories to those that handle life's sensitivities and ethical issues in an uplifting and inspiring way. Books to be read to younger children who will grow into reading the series themselves. They will become much loved family treasures, satisfying for all ages. A must have series for the thinking, caring and socially concerned family, who want to raise their children to value others and help build a happier, fairer world.


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

Sunday, June 21, 2020

THE PERFECT FATHER’S DAY

With my amazing sons and my beautiful wife.







ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."







Friday, June 19, 2020

NEOMI BENNETT PLUNGED INTO A NIGHTMARE BY THUG POLICE - I KNOW - I'VE BEEN THERE

Neomi Bennett was plunged into a nightmare by racist and arrogant police. She is a fine, upstanding citizen whose dedication to the public and to her nursing, led her to design a new life saving aid to prevent deep vein thrombosis and received consequently a British Empire Medal from the Queen. One night, while dropping a friend home, she was assaulted by feral police, who had a hunch she was up to no good, and so who blockaded her car, and terrorised her, smashed her car windows, arrested her, left her traumatised in a cell over night and then charged her with obstructing a constable, because she was too terrified, as to what was happening that she didn't want, entirely understandably, to get out of her vehicle. She was doing nothing wrong. She was an innocent citizen. She was actually an outstanding member of the public. She even then believed that she could trust the court system and the judge. However again, she was cruelly betrayed, by a judiciary, so racist, biased and arrogant itself, that it convicted her, though before it, stood an innocent women, violated by the police and the system. She has now, finally successfully appealed her conviction.  I know well this dangerous side of the police. Feral police have assaulted me, injured me, violated my home, threatened the safety of my wife and children, traumatised my children, thrown me into a cell overnight, deprived me of my rights in custody, lied about how they treated me and been shown to have lied about what they recorded on their custody log. And their actions - all unjust and wrong. The thug police had a hunch, which proved as bogus and false, as the hunch that led to Neomi's nightmare. They released me without charge the next day. In my non violent, peaceful, morally driven and for the public good, campaigning work, throughout my life, when I was unwilling to tolerate something that was unjust or corrupt, leading me to have been arrested 6 times, I have encountered some honourable police officers, who have shown intelligence, restraint, understanding and empathy and who have interpreted the rules and regulations properly and compassionately. I have though met many whose sadism, bullying, lies and total unsuitability for office have made them a threat to every innocent citizen. When I became an Independent Custody Visitor too, because of my experience of bad police, I witnessed children kept in police cells, the mentally disturbed being tormented, the detained denied blankets, exercise, washing facilities, privacy while defecating, and unnecessary police violence, all in breach of the PACE regulations. The judiciary too, in my experience has, at times, betrayed justice and exhibited arrogance, bias and prejudice. It is essential we have the police and the judicial system, but we must be aware, that being totally innocent is no protection from being abused, assaulted, arrested, convicted and jailed. For that reason, constant review, reform and measures to tighten accountability must be pursued and all policing work must be recorded on video cameras.



                                             

                                   
 


           




ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

18 HENRY BOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

Books containing 2,4,8,12 or the full 16 stories are available.




Stories from 'The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog' , written and narrated by Archbishop Jonathan Blake, beautifully illustrated by Catherine Daw, and available on Amazon. From happy cheekiness and fun stories to those that handle life's sensitivities and ethical issues in an uplifting and inspiring way. Books to be read to younger children who will grow into reading the series themselves. They will become much loved family treasures, satisfying for all ages. A must have series for the thinking, caring and socially concerned family, who want to raise their children to value others and help build a happier, fairer world.

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

Thursday, June 18, 2020

DOMINIC RAAB, KNEEL FOR THE QUEEN AND YOUR WIFE, BUT ALSO FOR JUSTICE

Dominic Raab is so misinformed about taking the knee, but his unintelligent view represents the very prejudice that remains impervious to knowledge and reform. The symbol, originating with Colin Kaepernick's brave refusal, to be associated with the white American culture that oppressed the black community, has become even more potent, following the murder of George Floyd under the knee of Derek Chauvin. Raab will take the knee out of respect for the queen and out of love for his wife, but cannot contemplate taking the knee to disassociate himself from the white tyranny that has devastated the black community for centuries. He should become more agile of body and mind and take the knee, alongside all the good and moral people of the globe, who have had enough of the bullying, prevailing, abusing and oppressing narrative that must be finally resigned to history.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/dominic-raab-says-taking-the-knee-feels-like-a-symbol-of-subjugation-twx7tgwkf

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

BLACK LIVES MATTER - WE MUST TAKE THE KNEE AND REMOVE THE STATUES

No argument, yet presented, has explained convincingly, why a civilised society or civilised people, would choose to keep on plinths, the statues of those involved in heinous acts. Having them in our public places is a source of understandable moral grievance and deep offence. We would not countenance statues of Adolf Hitler, Peter Sutcliffe or Jimmy Savile for 'educational' purposes. We would not want statues of Titus Oates, Richard Rich or Oswald Mosley for 'historical' purposes. When we venture beyond our homes, we want to be inspired, uplifted and motivated by what we see, not inflamed, depressed and demeaned. Unfortunately, it appears, that many of those defending the retention of these obnoxious individuals, that scar our landscape, represent the advantaged elite, who enjoy their privilege, on the back of the rapacity of our forbears. Thankfully, the younger generation, will have none of this moral duplicity and are leading the way towards a new world, where, for instance, after the whistle was blown for the start of the game, every player took the knee. It's time for the prejudiced to stop lagging behind with their tired, fading, self serving arguments. The statues must go. 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/rhodes-statue-must-fall-oxford-chiefs-agree-2wcgzkhfg

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."