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

Sunday, August 03, 2014

GAMMY AND PATTARAMON CHANBUA AND THE GREAT EVIL OF THEIR HONESTY

 I detect a rich world hypocrisy raising its ugly head in much of the 'moral' commentary being heard on this issue. It seems so many have so much to say. Shock, disgust and censure are in plentiful supply. How could they abandon a Down's baby? 
However, that is not the actual issue. Down's babies and many others are abandoned routinely within the rich world, terminated 'efficiently', discreetly and without even an eyebrow raised.
What the rich find so uncomfortable is having their tidy deceits exposed and paraded for all to see. How dare the 'disposal' of a Down's child be made so explicit?
The same dishonesty allows us to enjoy violent movies while ensuring we never permit anyone to actually see the carnage underway in Gaza or elsewhere.
Rich world culture is racing headlong towards greater pretence. I'm sure the law makers will legislate rapidly, not to protect the Down's child of course, or the children of Gaza, rather to ensure we don't ever have to catch a reflection of the truth in any mirror.

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