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 in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, 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 to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers + posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, not charged, 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', arrested 4 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Monday, December 23, 2013

NIGELLA DRAGS ON

I am afraid that I believe the sympathetic comments presented about Nigella are misguided.

They represent the fact that the public has been sucked into a collusive sanctioning of the games the media play with us.

The Nigella story continues to fill front pages and occupy the minds of many because she is rich, the journalist's sweetheart and has an advantageous network.

The trickery involved and the corruption, is that we all know countless others whose lives are far more wretched than Nigella's, but we are not being asked to show sympathy for them.

The front pages don't provide us with continual updates about their lives; not even the tortured, maimed, poverty stricken and those blighted by disease, war and oppression.

Individuals suffer across the world in horrific ways but their stories are not appearing day in day out.

In their place we are being asked to show sympathy for a woman drenched in advantage by journalists wanting to sell their papers, and we are fool enough to be sucked in!

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