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 Tehran, seized Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, funded TB hospital, priest 1981, pilgrim 2 Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished 12 year Anglican post, baptised 1000's in homes on Mt Snowdon + at circus, did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses 2 Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated as a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England,Wales,Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers, posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 climbing with sons, 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', conviction 4 campaigning against child abuse quashed on appeal, convicted 4 successful blogging 2 stop paedophile. His Christmas Lights reported in Daily Telegraph,Sky News, C4 raising £67,000.Water in 3 Gambian villages. Published "The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog" + the first SAFE Bible series.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

RADIO 4 AND DAVID WALKER THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER PROMOTE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

It was chilling to listen to David Walker, the Bishop of Manchester give the Thought for the Day on Radio 4's 'Today' programme, on the 25th February, 2020. He began saying "Power corrupts. Add sexual predation to the exercise of power and the stench of that corruption becomes particularly foul." He then referred to the report claiming that Jean Vanier, founder of the L'Arche community, abused several women, including nuns, into having sexual relations with him. When tackled in his lifetime, about a relationship, he said the sex had been consensual. The Bishop reflected about how hard it must be for a victim to complain when they are reliant on their abuser. However, then his words became sinister. Without any apparent awareness of how what he was about to say, was a further example of what he had just condemned, he spoke of Mary.
He said how this "young woman named Mary gave her consent to the request from the angel Gabriel that she be the mother of Jesus."
However scholarship suggests Mary was between 12 to 14, a child. There was no 'request' from the angel Gabriel. She was told. The account states that Mary was distressed that she was to become pregnant with 'God's son' and wanted to know what was going to happen to her. She is told a power much greater than her would come upon her and overshadow her. It is what so many victims of sexual abuse experience.
The Bishop pointed weakly to her 'consent'. Please Bishop Walker answer this. How can a child say no to God? Is this not the starkest example of child abuse that could be broadcast? The most powerful, sexually abusing the weakest.
The Bishop said that Christians should be inspired to "challenge the abuse of power". So Bishop Walker, I challenge you and Radio 4 to wake up to the abuse narrative you are promoting and with which you are influencing so many. It is the abuse story so overlaid with religion, familiarity and deference that it is the unrecognised monster in the room, from which so much harm issues. The Christian church must revise its beliefs, doctrines and theology to eradicate such horrific material and present such matters in an enlightened and relevant manner.
In reality, Mary became pregnant, either by Joseph or another man, and Joseph and she decided laudably to create a safe, stable family unit and they managed to raise a remarkable son. Destroying the efficacy of the facts with an ancient mythological abuse story can no longer be tolerated and should not be broadcast. It has the unconscionable effect of promoting child sexual abuse, as though with God's approval, read and broadcast on T.V., radio, in churches and schools across the land repeatedly, undermining the attempts to eradicate abuse and safeguard children.

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ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO

I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."



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