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

Thursday, January 08, 2015

CHED EVANS

Ched Evans is being hounded.
All sorts of self-righteous do gooders are piling in to put the boot in and prevent him using his.
Such bull in a china shop antics are gross in the circumstances. The events that led to his conviction and the process of justice itself are mired in controversy. Everyone involved so far has lost and has much to learn.
Yet the PC brigade have found another victim to ride their brute gender and sexual politics upon. The lynch mob are ranging free and hanging Ched's future on every available branch.
Social media are awash with vitriol, threat and abuse.
Enough of this verbal and social terrorism.
If society is to mature, we must look honestly and equitably at responsibility and choice. Choices to mix with and ingratiate oneself with footballers, celebrities and the wealthy; to party with them and become inebriated and to accompany them back to private bedrooms are laden with intention as is every act of intercourse. So are all the choices made by those in such positions of financial or other advantage.
When society seeks to divine the purpose and permission at play at each stage, it braves subjective ground, often resulting in unsatisfactory outcomes. When its judgement occasions imprisonment, it may be seen to be acting recklessly. When it further seeks to destroy the future of its citizens, 'justice' itself becomes culpable.
Let's hope a football club has the balls to sign him and that our lynch mob, PC driven society learns to play its game better.

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