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

SEX ABUSE WITCH HUNTS AND ASHDOWN HOUSE

The Cothill Educational Trust takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously...is that why it has known of the allegation against Ashdown House for 10 years?
Everyone is sliding all over the place, talking politically correct language, when the truth is that physical and even sexual abuse was either perpetrated systemically, colluded with or overlooked in yesterday's world and in so many institutions.
I was beaten repeatedly at junior school and caned repeatedly at senior school, I was sexually abused both at my junior school and my senior school, but this was the prevalent culture. Decades on, adults have now found this to be reprehensible.
They can still try and run to ground any perpetrators that are alive, but what about all those others who were complicit and who were parties to the crime by their silence, their staff room gossip, their jokes and innuendos.
Our obsession with trying to put a previous generation's faults to right may be the perfect cover up for not looking at or admitting our own.

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