Mary Ann Sieghart takes time out from cheerleading for New Labour to cheerlead for Rasputin's New C of E in its struggle against those hopeless conservatives who follow the Bible.
In Sydney, Australia "hardline fundamentalists are using all the tools of entryism familiar to students of the Labour Party in the 1980s. The diocese of Sydney — and its outposts abroad — can now be seen as the Church of England’s Militant Tendency".
And they're here in our midst !
"Moore College has exported its New Testament lecturer, David Peterson, to become principal of Oak Hill Theological College in London, which is now producing fundamentalist clergy clones for conservative evangelical churches here. For English conservative evangelicals, Jensen has talismanic status. It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that it was Jensen’s people who managed eventually to block the appointment of Jeffrey John as Bishop of Reading. If the Anglican Church were to split over homosexuality, the hardliners would follow him as leader of the conservative wing."
Gosh - Christians who disapprove of homosexuality ! Who are these wadical wevolutionaries, diverting the church fwom its 2,000-year-old stwuggle for gay wights in favour of obedience to Biblical pwecepts ?
"We all worry about extreme, fundamentalist Islam. But we fail to notice that extreme, fundamentalist Christianity is taking root right under our feet. "
I begin to see a pattern here. When Christians objected to Canon Elton John's appointment as a Bishop, they were "the Taleban wing of the Church".
Tell you what, Mary. When these extremists slaughter people in industrial quantities - I'll start worrying. OK ? And in the meantime you and Times Religious Affairs Correspondent Ruth Gledhill can worry for me.
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