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, wrote text on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, 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, 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, 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 campaigning against child abuse, harassment conviction/restraining order quashed on appeal, convicted 4 continued blogging 2 stop paedophile, providing bore hole + solar powered water pump 4 Gambian village.

Friday, January 10, 2014

COURT SENTENCES MOTHER FOR SMACKING

Social hypocrisy!

I was beaten at junior school with a slipper and a wooden spoon. I was caned regularly at senior school. It was all acceptable just a few years ago. No one was held to account. It happened to so many then; I and they have not been deeply traumatised by it.

So the PC brigade have swung into action and suddenly no physical punishment is allowed.

It is wholly inappropriate for a court to impose such a severe penalty on a stressed mother trying to cope with her child.

Particularly as it may have been a vindictive action to film and report by a partner looking for an exit strategy.

If he had had a genuine concern, then he could have resolved it discreetly without humiliating the mother and destroying the family. Except in the most severe of cases, society should keeps its nosy harmful fingers out of family life.

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