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

Thursday, October 26, 2017


So the U.K. has been exposed as in part complicit with Weinstein's reign of abuse. Despite the rumours, the reputation, the gossip, his contribution to the British film industry was worthy apparently of a CBE. We are now reeling with the knowledge that he gifted us, not only with £600 million of investment, but with the contaminating narrative about human sexuality contained in cinema, that appears to reflect his own sexual perversions. In fact film and TV programme makers generally, fail to portray real relationships replacing them with male fantasies? The Weinstein revelations appear to  reveal why we are bombarded with such distorted sexual and relational images. So much of the film and TV industry is dominated by men, who use their art to contaminate society with their wish lists of sexual depravities.
I have always wondered, when watching films over my 61 years, why it is that the relationships portrayed don't seem true to life. Men and women are fragile, awkward and clumsy in their handling of relationships. There is rarely the bravado, the confidence, the easy pull, the quick move to kiss, the passion and sex on the first date that are the staple fare of films. Men are presented routinely as skilled romancers and women as ready and willing, when in fact, these cinema stereotypes are the product of a pattern of male abuse and grooming. Woody Allen even has the vile audacity to be producing a film about an older man preying on teenagers. A positive consequence of the present shocking revelations, may hopefully be a whole new approach to the presentation of sexuality on screen and CBE's only for those who don't use their art to spread their own deviance.
"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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