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

Friday, December 20, 2013

ONE RULE FOR NIGELLA LAWSON - ANOTHER FOR THE POOR

McCollum and Reid are jailed for drug smuggling in Peru, Nguyen is jailed in England for growing cannabis, Wynne, battling a fatal brain tumour is jailed for using it and the very wealthy, much lauded, media supported and powerful Nigella Lawson admits to using Cannabis and Cocaine and walks free.

 One rule for the rich, advantaged and influential, another for the rest.


The announcement that the police will not investigate Nigella Lawson over cocaine and cannabis use is shocking.


Her image of being a domestic goddess lies in ruins. In chasing fame and influence, she farmed out her children to holiday with the Grillo sisters repeatedly, gave them gratuitous amounts of money, squandered obscene levels on herself, sold herself for the  'gold' of the marital 'cage' and indulged herself on cocaine and cannabis, while being feted as an exemplar by the media. The image we have now is of a pitiful, spoilt, money drenched, drug dependent and child neglecting casualty of the rich and advantaged classes.


The heart of the matter though is not Nigella. It is exposing the hypocrisy at play in elitist papers and among journalists, feting a woman whose class, status, finance and influence make her apparently above reproach. It is the British media filling the papers with this non story when Syria's children are dying. I feel for every human being in every mess they encounter or create, and know that there but for the grace of God go I.

This is not personal or judgmental. I can't throw stones. I have messed up enough in my life. Mere mortals who mess up are obliterated by the media. Not so Nigella.....

We must tackle the dishonesty that divides our world and struggle to find the path of truth.

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