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, March 22, 2015

THE SUNDAY TIMES

Transparency and honesty are essential in the delivering of facts, interpretations and judgements. The vested interests that lie behind those who disseminate need to be declared. Newspapers and journalists cannot escape the same requirements. The coverage of the judgement by the Sunday Times has not been impartial.

The Court of Appeal confirmed that the defendants were liable for libel and malicious falsehood in respect of meanings 2 and 3, that they knew the meanings 2 and 3 were untrue, that the journalists were malicious in relation to meanings 2 and 3, that there were many shortcomings in the Sunday Times articles. Consequently, the Court of Appeal made an award of £50,000 for damages in favour of the claimant and maintained the injunction relating to meanings 2 and 3.

This weekend, the Sunday Times has devoted two full pages to lauding their success re meaning 1. Peter Cruddas has no such access to soap box his views, advertise his success or air brush his loss. Who then is the David and who the Goliath, and with whom is integrity found?

At its heart, money, power, networks and influence have been at play in the political, judicial, media and personal circles concerned. Just as politicians and judges must declare their interests, so must newspapers and journalists. The truth remains that politicians, judges, newspaper editors and journalists are all pursuing their careers, securing their incomes, feathering their nests, guarding their reputations, extending their influence and dissembling over their motives; all are at the same game, all are feeding from the same apple.

The sinister difference being, that the Sunday Times and its journalists, can bury truths they find uncomfortable under mountains of verbiage, as they too are found wanting and as they participate in the power brokers' corrupt masquerade.

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/comment/leaders/article1534338.ece

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