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 with 5 children.

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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, March 22, 2015

ANT AND DEC AND CHILD SAFETY ISSUES

Ant and Dec's 'Saturday Night Take Away' threatened, last night, to take away the carefully laid child protection messages abroad presently in society.

First, we had multiple images of little Ant and Dec bring physically familiar with their adult counterparts and the affection being reciprocated. This included the touching of thighs and the children being sat on their knees and between adult legs.

Second, we had a distasteful set of questions about adult Ant and Decs' personal habits, including singing on the toilet, lying to a girlfriend and even more concerning, playing with his 'sausage dog', a deliberate double entendre that Dec continued, referring to his 'sausage'.

The show went into melt down when little Dec had said Dec liked to play with Ant and then pointed to Ant's genital area.

At this point Dec playfully covered little Dec's mouth, at which he resisted and an unacceptable scene of child restraint began, with the camera panning away from the incident rapidly until little Dec could be 'brought back to order'.

The visual and experiential messages being broadcast were detrimental to child safety.

It is not appropriate, in today's world, for children to be physically affectionate to adult figures that are not part of their family, and even then it should be limited and handled appropriately by the adults concerned.

It is not appropriate for children to be exposed directly to double entendre culture that is often peddled in such programmes, nor the adulatory vicarious celebrity status afforded to little Ant and Dec,  that intrudes upon their childhood innocence, their schooling and their life expectations.

Added to this, the apparent lauding and actual rewarding of theft and deception in the Judge Rinder section, raises serious questions about the social and moral responsibility the broadcasters bear, in ensuring family viewing remains edifying and wholesome.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/03/21/outraged-viewers-slam-ant-and-decs-saturday-night-takeaway-for-rewarding-lying-and-stealing-in-judge-rinder-segment-5115068/

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