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

Saturday, February 08, 2014

PAYING FOR SEX IS MORE HONEST THAN GETTING SEX BY BUYING THE DRINKS

Hypocrisy rages whenever sex is the subject.

The mass influx of immigrants into the sex trade highlights less sexual exploitation as the developed world's economic exploitation which grinds the majority into poverty and sets so many in search of a living at any cost.

Poorly paid workers sweat their lives away under inhuman conditions in so many industries across the world, the sex trade is but one.

Our complicated approach to sexuality means that while we still haven't ensured our children receive proper sex education, the rich world becomes ever more sexually explicit.

Videos, magazines, songs and fashion are deliberately and provocatively sexual, yet Janice Turner suggests payment for sex is the next PC avenue for attention. 
It is, but not as she argues.

Exploitation, intolerable working conditions and health and safety issues must be improved in every industry until they reach acceptable standards.

For this to happen, the sex industry must be legalised and brought under the structures of accountability that govern all others. 
Driving the sex industry further underground is the greatest hypocrisy.

It allows the big commercial players to continue to profit out of their use of sex and it means that men will continue to pay for sex, but 'legitimately' by funding a night out,  drinks at the nightclub, the dating meal or whatever other way they can manoeuvre their way into gaining a woman's consent for sex.

No matter for the PC brigade, that most of these transient casual sexual encounters are more damaging emotionally and psychologically to both genders, than the more honest and respectful exchange involved in properly monitored prostitution. 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article3999436.ece

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