Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Mobile: 07767 687711 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, went Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, 12 yrs Anglican cleric/vicar - left, baptised 1000's in homes/Mt Snowdon/at circus, 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 a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on morning TV, sued Associated Newspapers, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England,Wales,Scotland, accommodated the homeless, posted Mass/took it 2 sex workers, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 climbing with sons,founded ‘When No One’s Watching',made 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 raising £79,000 4 Water in 4 Gambian villages. Published "The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog", the SAFE New Testament + Psalms + radical Book of Common Prayer, ordained priests for UK,US,Thailand,Spain,Ireland

Sunday, March 22, 2015


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.


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