The importance of being Archbishop Cranmer
Cranmer could have commented today upon riots in Dublin, the erosion of free speech, the Conservative Party's plans for government, or Labour’s latest woe. He could even have turned his
For Cranmer has been having a little difficulty himself - something of a Facebook faceoff.
His Grace discovered that his account had been arbitrarily suspended a few weeks ago for ‘violation of (their) terms and conditions’. They accused His Grace of ‘not being a real person’
How dare they.
How very dare they.
His Grace responded to Facebook, insisting in the strongest terms that he was most definitely a real person.
A few days later, without any request for evidence to establish His Grace’s veritable incarnation, his account was restored. But ‘Archbishop Cranmer’ had become plain old ‘Tom Cranmer’.
How utterly, inappropriately and presumptuously familiar of them.
When His Grace appealed against this unauthorised diminution, he was granted the name ‘Thomas Cranmer’. They would not restore his style or title.
His Grace would like all readers and communicants to know that Facebook now officially recognises him as a real person, and that Thomas Cranmer is his name. This ought to be sufficient for him to acquire an identity card at some point in the future.