Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mark Pritchard MP: ''Labour untie the Judaeo-Christian cords that have held this nation together for centuries at their peril.''

And this brave Conservative campaigner against anti-Christian discrimination continues: ''This is not about equality, it is about shoring up Labour's declining Muslim vote.''

And Cranmer thought this sort of plain speaking on matters of religion was long gone – a cross-party conspiracy of silence, for fear of being tarred with the brush of bigotry; for fear of ‘racism’; for fear of offending any faith group - every one of whose votes is a morsel of manna in this increasingly volatile political climate in which constituencies may be won or lost by a handful of votes.

Mr Pritchard’s comments form part of an incisive article in The Daily Telegraph entitled ‘Christianity in schools: why we're losing our religion’.

It covers the case of headmistress Julia Robinson and her multi-faith assemblies for multi-cultural Britain, only to meet with accusations of ‘racism’ from some Muslim parents. Her resignation was an undoubted victory for diversity. And this incident was followed by that of Erica Connor, a headmistress at a Woking school, who sought legal redress after enduring ‘vituperous’ complaints against her by four Muslim governors. After an investigation, there was no evidence of racism, Islamophobia or religious bias, but the harassment continued. Ms Connor was forced to take leave suffering severe depression, and is now suing Surrey County Council for damages. And Cranmer has already written of the case of Jennie Cain, a school receptionist, who asked her friends to pray for her daughter and Landscore Primary School in Devon, after an incident in which the five-year-old had been reprimanded by a teacher for talking to a friend about heaven and Jesus.

These attacks are not upon individuals, but upon the faith of this nation; the faith which is established by law. They are not disputes between flesh and blood, but between principalities and powers. The UK’s Christian heritage is being supplanted by an intolerant secularism within which Islam is uniquely protected. As Allah, Mohammed and the Qur’an supplant YHWH, Jesus and the Bible for state defence, Christianity is being marginalised to the point of illegality.

Cranmer would like to repeat the call of Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, who has called on Christians to defend their beliefs. He said: ''For those who despair at the treatment meted out to these Christian women the message is clear: wake-up Christian England.''

Wake up, indeed. This is time for a trumpet sound.

It ought to come as no surprise that the fiercest attacks are taking place within the nation’s schools, where there is a growing discrimination against Christianity. Councillor Alan Craig of the Christian People’s Alliance observes that teachers are ‘being prevented from implementing policies that may be opposed by some Muslim parents by the fear of an Islamic backlash’. This has led many schools to proactively marginalise the majority Christian faith, evidenced in the many instances of compulsory halal meat for all students (despite objections from the Sikhs, to whom it is forbidden), Muslim prayer rooms, Nativity plays being banned and Christ's birth being celebrated at ‘Wintermass’ rather than Christmas.

Despite the law requiring assemblies to be ‘broadly Christian’, and despite Religious Education having to major on Christianity, both have become a nervous expression of multi-faith pap in which nothing divisive is discussed: all religions are equal; all doctrines of all gods are basically the same, for it would be ‘discrimination’ to promote one over the others.

And if Cranmer’s readers and communicants wish to be even more concerned, he has been made aware of the propsed ‘professional standards’ of the General Teaching Council, the body to which all qualified teachers are forced to belong. Under the code, all teachers will be required to ‘proactively combat discrimination’ and ‘value diversity’ based on religious belief and sexual orientation.

It is noteworthy that they are obliged to ‘proactively combat discrimination’ and not prejudice. Is not discrimination inherent to life itself? Shall not a teacher be permitted to advocate that the army put its men to fight on the front line, or is that sexist? Or that mosques should not be forced to employ Christian preachers, or is that religionist? Or that Churches should not be forced to employ homosexual youth leaders, or is that homophobic? Or that fat, unhealthy people ought not to run the London marathon, or is that sizeist? Or that the Conservative Party should refuse to employ Labour Party members, or is that.. err, what is that?

Whatever it is, it is surely an appropriate discrimination on the grounds of political belief.

And as for ‘valuing diversity’, it is difficult to see how one may be obliged to value what one considers to be immoral. And does this ‘diversity’ spread to membership of the BNP? How does one 'value' diversity which stretches as far as sympathies for Osama bin Laden? What should be the limits of this diversity which is to be valued, and who is to decide if not the teachers?

Let us not forget that children who endure formative years of this secular, anti-Christian, amoral indoctrination shall be the parents, workers, employers, leaders and politicians of tomorrow.

O brave new world that hath such people in’t.

38 Comments:

Anonymous Gnostic said...

It seems that diversity is whatever the Fabianistas want it to be. And what they obviously do not want is Christianity.

Your Grace, I come from a staunch Christian background and all those values were drummed into me as a child; at school, at home and in regular Church attendance. My son went to Church schools and is both christened and confirmed.

I stopped attending services several years ago when the happy clappy brigade took over. I'm afraid I'm rather conservative in the way I view religion and prefer a traditional service. I quit after the happy clappies invaded the third church whose congregation I joined.

Rowan Williams has done nothing to draw me back in. When the Anglicans voted to politicise the clergy last week all they did was confirm that I made the right choice by distancing myself.

However, I will stand up and be counted. Whether I attend services or not I still count myself as Christian when it comes to heads up. Islam cannot be allowed to overrun the UK just because Christianity is progressively perceived as unfashionable, weak or plain stupid.

I will vote for a party who stands up against this creeping tyranny. I think it's time the Conservatives took a stand on this because replacing a spineless government with a lily-livered one isn't an option as far as I'm concerned.

Would Your Grace care to stand for office?

15 February 2009 at 08:33  
Anonymous len said...

There is constant, relentless, spiritual attack on Christianity.
This originates in the heavenlies,amongst the dark forces of evil.
It aim is to replace the Truth with a lie,to replace freedom with bondage, to replace hope with despair.
Jesus Christ said" I AM the Way, the Truth ,and the Life.
All who believe this need to speak up!
I commend your Grace For proclaiming the Truth.

15 February 2009 at 10:23  
Blogger ENGLISHMAN said...

This is all part of the same attack upon our society by the fabian/marxist/frankfurt school/common purpose/eu/nwo,it must break all of our ties to our nation ,past ,common identity in order to render us individual and helpless ,with no alliegance to anything,and no right to belong anywhere,an easily suppressed soup of easily controlled units whos only purpose is to serve the elite,and the most horrific aspect of which is that the people are demanding to pay for thier chains,and they wear them with pride due to the propaganda of a very corrupt media and the suppression of reasonable alternative views of common sense,common decency and the notion that we have every right to exist as a people.

15 February 2009 at 10:58  
Blogger Forlornehope said...

We do seem to be moving towards a society that is uncannily like Huxley's Brave New World. The agnostic Huxley wrote this as a dystopia but his intellectual succesors seem to have made it an objective. The Catholic Church holds that the truths of faith can be attained by reason. A reasonable and humane man like Huxley could see where the Fabian project could end up. "Why did Huxley see the Brave New World as undesirable?" would make a good essay for aspiring teachers.

15 February 2009 at 11:00  
Blogger Microcosm said...

''This is not about equality, it is about shoring up Labour's declining Muslim vote.''

He is spot on with that, which is why I saw through the whole Wilders farce, a set up to win votes from muslims, showing Labour to be their defender, so they can continue the destruction of our Nation unabated.

Only I believe even the muslim communities are catching on to these Marxist games. I am not convinced there is a leftist Islam alliance, just ignorant muslims who were led up the garden path for a while.

It would be silly for any faith to align themselves with an atheist ideology that hates religion at its core, irreligious infiltrators are evident in all faiths at the moment, destroying their core spiritual teachings and promoting political hate agendas.

In the hope the World will see this hate as religious and not political Marxism, since the Islamic World did not have clear seperation between Religion and Politics its been easier to achieve and if Anglicans have voted to become more political, expect them to be infitrated and more of the same.

15 February 2009 at 11:29  
Anonymous Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger. said...

The GTC (General Teaching Council) is a NuLabour Marxist quango that serves no useful purpose but consumes huge sums of money.

It has recently taken upon itself the role of thought police and has established kangaroo courts to implement political persecution.

It must be abolished as a matter of priority by any incoming government.

15 February 2009 at 11:32  
Anonymous Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger said...

The following letter is circulating round the BNP blogosphere. It's claimed that it appeared in a national paper a few days ago, though I haven't been able to find it.

"It's POLITICAL, not religious.

Blocking jihadists may diminish violence, but the mujahideen are only enforcers.

Islam is a self-replicating political program with a complete legal, military, educational, penal, civil, family, social, and cultural code, all wrapped in the cloak of religion--a political-theocratic meme.

It's the only government system that has built-in instructions that command it's followers, as a religious duty, to perpetually grow, expand, and replicate it.

Every adherent has a role, so blocking extremists will not stop the 'expand, convert, and separate' strategy that has dispossessed The Other all over the world--North Africa, India, Lebanon, Albania, Armenia, Balkans, etc.

The Koran calls this jihad by the pen, heart, and tongue which, to us, means building up the institutions of Islam.

Cultural conversion and dispossession of a homeland comes mostly from the majority
of adherents--the moderates, who build up the institutions of Islam--schools, hospitals, shops, mosques, financial institutions, food service and processing, etc.

When the population is sufficient, and as the institutions are being built, simultaneously comes the destruction of the institutions of 'the other'.

This is where the extremists come in--attacks on symbols and infrastructure of the native society--usually churches, transport, police, fire, schools, govt offices, and politicans.

This process follows a clear and easily discernable pattern--it has repeated itself for 1400 years, and in dozens of countries just in the last 50 years.

This is POLITICAL Islam--a political ideology, political party, and politcal party cloaked in a religion.

In countries where this program has been implemented, he results have been identical 100 percent of the time-displacement and dispossession of 'the other'.

It's absurd that anyone anywhere could think that 'it'll be different in Britain'.

- Sammie Hall

15 February 2009 at 12:11  
Blogger McKenzie said...

"Stand up and be counted" These are the magic words for me too. Although I am not an atheist I do not hold any firm Christian belief. But I do always keep an open mind on the subject, and I do not discount the possibility. My own beliefs are subjective and I do not evangelise them because I am in the wilderness with regards to God and faith. But I will share them here simply to expand my point.

I believe that my Christian heritage is very important to me. It is the story of my people, and our struggle to understand our existence. It has taken a specific path through time in order for us to get to where we are, and I can see absolutely no justification to rubbish any of it the way people seem to be doing. In my mind, and heart, their is an undoubtedly real case to support the idea of design with regards to the universe. There is also a very strong spiritual reality with regards to my own subjective life, and no matter what other people may feel or think, or what ever other reasons that other people may have for some of the things that happen in my life that I choose to see as spiritual, their alternative explanations are only as yet theories and hypotheses.

Having faith and coming to terms with any religion should not be seen as a simple case of I do, or I don't: there is no proof either way. For me it is a case of continual personal, internal dialogue. For some people, I have observed, it is simply a case that they can jump right in and swim like fish, I have no problem with this. Faith should also be seen to be subject to laws of evolution, everything has to begin at some point and then develop, and there is never any specific point in the evolutionary process which is intrinsically inferior. Which ever station it is that you board the train, the destination will always be the same, even if you leave the train before its journey terminates. So wherever you are on the map, thats where you are.

But my story has been a Christian one. A story which has been told/influenced by people who have deemed it necessary to have the train running along a specific line: This is what the Christian Heritage is, and will be until it is forcibly diverted. So although I cannot say I am a church going Christian with firm and fundamental belief, I too feel very strongly about "standing up and being counted" on this issue. We have come an awful long way to get here, with many breakdowns and delays, but to me it clear that no conclusion has been reached as yet which would support any sound reason as to why we need to abandon the very moral foundation and code of life which has successfully brought us this far along a strange and difficult journey.

We have science which ex[plains many things, and has provided us with unquestionable levels of health, prosperity and abundant human development. But there is absolutely zero explanation about who we are in the universe, what we are doing here and where it is all leading to. We are still very much traveling the spiritual journey of life and discovery. It is far more unreasonable to me, to form some rigid attitude based simply upon the meager scientific evidence we have gained, than to simply admit to my self that there are still infinite possibilities which could manifest themselves along our journey. I choose to remain open, sensibly so, and remain balanced about the positives and negatives of what has transpired along our journey of discovery.

Now is not the time to be caving in to the tantrums and bullying of some new model, which to all intents and purposes is very primitive and destructive in hindsight.

STAND UP AND BE COUNTED! OR BE PREPARED TO SET OUT ON A NEW JOURNEY AND BOARD THE 10:00 TO ISLAM.

15 February 2009 at 12:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where evil abounds grace there moreso. Christianity is essentially individual and so any rebound of it's influence must start on an individual level.

I am encouraged by the fact that this threat should shake christian beleivers. We can no longer count upon the elected government or the loyal opposition to coset us in our slack ways. If their moral fibre was composed of gelignite, both major parties couldn't blow their own nose.

I am heartened that Almighty God provides hope and direction through scripture to those who believe.

'Call upon Me, and I will answer thee and show thee mighty things which thou knowest not..'

Get a grip England and stop looking for hope from the direction of Whitehall. Deliverance will not come from there, but from the living God. If you will but believe.

15 February 2009 at 12:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Judaeo-Christian"?

That phrase itself represents a dilution of our national identity.

15 February 2009 at 12:46  
Anonymous len said...

Mckenzie,
There is so much in `religion` that is man made that to cut through all the phonyness is sometimes very difficult.

True christianity is supernatural,its not of this world,its not rules regulations do this, don`t do that etc.
There is only one person who CAN live the Christian life, God himself!( Jesus said " I can do nothing without the Father!)
God imparts HIS LIFE to believers through the re=born spirit.
Try reading `Man as God intended` Christ in you ministries.
God Bless.

15 February 2009 at 13:08  
Blogger dutchlionfrans1953 said...

Obviously the Western nations, who claim, even in the Constitution not to establish 'religion' (USA), it already has established and enforces the unspoken State-religion of - for lack of a better term- 'Political- Correctism,' which is a Marxist- cumminst developped doctrine that before WW II already set goals like a new world religion, homosexuality to be promoted, and other evils that now abound in society.

We MUST TAKE A STAND. This involves WE MUST DISCRIMINATE!

Because evil is accepted and tolerated, yeah, given equal rights to good, it is - as the weeds Jesus Christ spoke about - taking over!

For evil does NOT tolerate good, as it exposes what is evil.

WE MUST DICRIMINATE BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARKNESS, BITTER AND SWEET, MORAL AND IMORAL, the worship of the true God, Jesus Christ, and idolatry which leads a nation away from God and His care, protection and blessings.

Here is an interesting revealing article:
http://www.splcenter.org/images/dynamic/intel/SchoenwolfEssay.pdf

http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd249.htm

And: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=66829

http://canadianpastor.blogspot.com/2005/09/letter-that-started-it-all.html

http://ezralevant.com/2008/06/what-could-mark-steyns-punishm.html

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jun/08060902.html

Hell is very real! Watch and download, burn on DVD's and share with all you know, these testimonies of people who were in Hell and/or Heaven: www.spiritlessons.com

And here are testimonies of ex-muslims: www.youtube.com/muslims4jesus

Very important is the seminar by Dr. Kent Hovind, creation- science- evangelist which you can find on www.drdino.com and on www.video.google.com

Because evolution opened the floodgates to all kinds of evil, to communism, Nazism etc. Part 5 of the 7 part-seminar of Dr. Kent Hovind exposes this in detail: "The Dangers of Evolution" Here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8572247380697083630&ei=eyGYSamHBpHG2gLhm4C3Cw&q=kent+hovind+seminar

15 February 2009 at 14:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the N W O is promoting is no absolutes.
A blurring of the boundaries.No right and no wrong, no good ,and no bad.

This is as old as time itself and has only one origin
"Did God really say?"

15 February 2009 at 14:25  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Thanks for that Len, but I am afraid I take nothing at face value without brutal and extreme questioning, questions which for me will only be answerable in the afterlife, depending upon where or what that consists of. There will always remain the possibility lying in my stubborn nature that even upon arrival at the pearly gates, if faced with the wrong attitude, all hell could break loose.

15 February 2009 at 14:32  
Blogger dutchlionfrans1953 said...

The evil of democracy, or that which is portrayed as a democracy is that it does NOT discriminate between good and bad, but wants to give good and bad, darkness and light, equal rights.

So evil is given equal rights, respect, to good.

The worship of the One True God, Jesus Christ, is given equal rights to idolatry.

Even in the House of Lords...as Lord Ahmed is given a seat, next to...

So Islam is given equal rights and protection as a religion as Christianity, when it is an evil system that does not tolerate nor respect any but itself, and seeks to abolish and replace all.

Which can be seen throughout, as the dumm COWARDS that rule the land replace Christmas with...well... you have read the above.

But this is absolutely diabolical, demonic!

It is impossible to allow good and evil to live peacefully, respectfully next to each other!

God has instituted the government to protect good, by making good laws, that protect that which is good, moral, just,righteous, and punish that which is evil, immoral, injust, unrighteous!

Prophet Isaiah says: "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

Half or more (95+ % more likely) of our Parliament, goverment, House of Lords, Senate, schoolboard, media, would be and in God's eyes, áre, cursed! Yet they rule our land... to it's downfall as their corruptions increase like the cancer!

By the way, in fact, the evil system that shouts for tolerance of all kinds of evil, is abolutely INTOLERANT itself to those who refuse to tolerate evil!

This is re-defining evil! Naming, making a choice for Christ over all idols as evil; heterosexuality as the only sexuality to be expressed within marriage (between one man and one woman, married to each other) as bad, as homophobia, and on and on it goes.

This is NOT democracy but TYRANNY of the evil majority of the half-plus-one, that rule over a minority at any given time.

We are ruled by lies! That is: by satan!

15 February 2009 at 14:34  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Anon @14:25 - I can't agree with you there - everything I see suggests that NWO is an absolute: it tolerates no 'Other' or 'other' (and there's another good English word gone down the drain of gobbledegook).

15 February 2009 at 14:41  
Blogger Catholic Observer said...

Dutchlionfrans, are you aware that Kent Hovind is in a federal prison for tax evasion? He's a most unfitting candidate for pronouncing on the matter of evil.

15 February 2009 at 15:11  
Anonymous len said...

Mckenzie,
You cannot know God through your intellect( the carnal mind is opposed to God,the fall corrupted mans thinking).
But God does say "If you seek me with all your heart to will find me". Once the spirit leaves the body its eternal destiny has been already been decided!.

15 February 2009 at 15:25  
Anonymous churchmouse said...

Your Grace says: "Let us not forget that children who endure formative years of this secular, anti-Christian, amoral indoctrination shall be the parents, workers, employers, leaders and politicians of tomorrow." But I must wonder how anyone can fail to notice that such children have already grown into the 'leaders' of today!! Oh, yes. And the business people - the predatory lenders, lying bankers, etc.

Every day we reap the wages of having sacrificed one or two generations to the indoctrination! I say this is the reason why we have whatever now masquerades as Parliament or media! And, of course, they do the very opposite of 'valuing diversity': they impose conformity on all parties and all the erstwhile 'free press.' As your post reveals, that's not conformity to Christianity's recognition of 'Free Will' and individual responsibility! After all, the mozzies could only have imposed their requirements on a Christian community - the reverse cannot happen.

I've enjoyed some of the good comments on this strand - a pleasure to read; especially now that 'diversity' [communism] now dominates the major conservative periodical. How fast it destroys the dearest and the best - and renders it intolerable!

Thank you for welcoming Mark Pritchard's views!

15 February 2009 at 15:27  
Blogger McKenzie said...

I do not know exactly where my heart is, let alone how to form an opinion in it which would be separate or remote from my intellect. I have a vague idea of what you mean and I am sure you are communicating to me through a non intellectual medium, or at least attempting to, but I have an innate ability to reach the heights of philistinism with regards to such matters. But it is nice to know you care enough to try.

15 February 2009 at 15:52  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Anyway Len, before I get sent to the Headmaster with a hundred lines of 'more is less', I will say cheerio for today.

15 February 2009 at 16:05  
Blogger Little Black Sambo said...

"The UK’s Christian heritage is being supplanted by an intolerant secularism within which Islam is uniquely protected."
Very well put.

15 February 2009 at 16:29  
Blogger Dissenter said...

>>>>Let us not forget that children who endure formative years of this secular, anti-Christian, amoral indoctrination shall be the parents, workers, employers, leaders and politicians of tomorrow.<<<<


Your Grace, we are probably already too late. They are the leaders of today.

15 February 2009 at 17:45  
Blogger Harry Hook said...

Dear Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger...

It's from the Telegraph... aka the Dhimmigraph.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/charlesmoore/4615504/Banning-Wilders-plays-into-the-hands-of-our-Islamist-enemies.html

15 February 2009 at 18:51  
Anonymous Preacher said...

Your Grace. It's intresting to note that it is muslim parents & school govenors that although in the minority are causing the collapse of the Christian curriculum. But this does, in the case of the head teacher who tried to initiate a multifaith service highlight the fact that Islam & Christianity are completely incompatible, I'm afraid that this lady's naivety has been the cause of a severe lesson, one that we should take note of & learn from. Islam is intent on World domination, nothing less will do, in their book all others will be subject to Islam & they are prepared to go to any lengths to achieve this goal. A promise of a carnal & chauvinistic paradise is offered to those gullible enough to commit suicide to further this end.
Christianity in comparison is not about World conquest, but a God who proclaims " My Kingdom is NOT of this world, if it were , I could call on legions of Angels" a God, who to offer salvation to a world of sinners is willing to sacrifice Himself to set them free, now & eternally. To personally pay their price so that on the day of judgement they can enter a PERFECT Paradise. Islam calls Jesus a prophet, then why don't they read what he says, it's because they are of this World, & He & we are not.
The Christian church has withstood many attacks by satan over the years & won through, It has had its martyrs as Your Grace can verify, and it may mean that more of us will have to suffer this fate before Christ returns, if we have the courage to stand up & be counted as the Archbishop of York states, but know this, We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, God has not lost one soldier in this conflict, but even satan himself will be cast into the lake of everlasting fire on the day of God's judgement.
Christianity is the way of peace, not Islam. May many of the lost who tread this path of destruction come to salvation before it's too late.

15 February 2009 at 18:53  
Anonymous Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger said...

Muslim girl in baptism row was fleeing an arranged marriage


The foster mother struck off for allowing a Muslim girl to convert to Christianity took the child in after she was threatened with an arranged marriage.
The woman, a devout Christian, was asked to care for the teenager after the authorities learned of her abusive family background.
Her father beat her just for chatting to boys and warned he would haul her off to Pakistan to marry against her will, a friend claimed.
But council officials were angered when the girl chose to be baptised. They insist the foster mother failed in her duty to preserve the girl's original religion.


As a result, the girl was removed and the foster mother struck off the register last November, despite having worked with children for ten years with a perfect record.
Neither the carer, who has looked after more than 80 children, nor the girl, who is now 17, can be identified.

But a friend of the girl claimed yesterday:
'Her dad is a very strict Muslim who could get violent. One time he hit her with a belt just because she chatted with a couple of boys.
'Another time he beat her over and over and said he would take her to Pakistan and make her marry.
'She really didn't want that. She was very frightened. Her dad would shout and swear at her and told her that she'd shamed the family.

'Her mother didn't really do anything to protect her.'
After the local authority became aware of the situation the girl was removed from her family and placed with the carer, a single mother of two.

The foster mother says she initially tried to discourage the girl from attending church and offered to take her to a mosque instead.
But the girl, who was 16 at the time, was determined to go to church and after two months chose to be baptised.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1145259/Muslim-girl-baptism-row-fleeing-arranged-marriage.html

15 February 2009 at 18:58  
Anonymous Shaven-headed tattooed knuckledragger said...

ARCHDHIMMI DOES IT AGAIN!

On the anniversary of the interview in which Dr Rowan Williams said it "seems inevitable" that some parts of sharia would be enshrined in this country's legal code, he claimed "a number of fairly senior people" now take the same view...


The Archbishop, the most senior cleric in the Church of England, faced calls to resign last February when he said it was likely that elements of the religious principles based on the Koran, concerning marriage, finance and conflict resolution, would be enshrined in British legislation one day.

But in July he was supported by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, who was then the Lord Chief Justice, while it later emerged that five sharia courts are already operating mediation systems under the Arbitration Act, and that the Government allows Islamic tribunals to settle the custody and financial affairs of divorcing couples and send their judgements to civil courts for approval.

When asked at a recent conference of Anglican leaders in Egypt (!!!) whether he feels he has been vindicated, Dr Williams replied: "It's been quite interesting to see how a number of fairly senior people have observed that certain kinds of limited aspects of Muslim law are imaginable within a British legal framework, without upsetting the apple cart of undermining human rights.

"People are maybe beginning to distinguish the general question of Muslim law, and the extremes of appalling practice which disfigure it in so many parts of the world or the extremes of trying to push Sharia law upon an entire society.

"So I think there is a drift of understanding of what I was trying to say, perhaps I like to think so."

But Douglas Murray, the director of the Centre for Social Cohesion, said: "He has started a process which is deeply dangerous, damaging to Britain and to Muslim women in Britain.

"It was a wicked move because it undermines the progressives and gives succour to the extremists.

"How does the Archbishop of Canterbury know, sitting in Lambeth Palace, that a woman in Bolton has volunteered to give up half her inheritance to her brother?"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/4631128/Archbishop-of-Canterbury-Society-is-coming-round-to-my-views-on-sharia.html

15 February 2009 at 19:28  
Anonymous len said...

Satan will let you have any religion that you want, but what he will not tolerate is Jesus Christ and The Cross because that was the cause of his defeat at calvary.
Satan will do all he can to deny, ridicule, suppress,The Cross of Jesus Christ because it is the Wisdom and the Power of God.

15 February 2009 at 20:18  
Anonymous Anon 3 or 4 said...

Your Grace - today's communicants seem not to have picked up on the role the General Teaching Council plays in this problem.

I've known teachers who have voluntarily left the profession because they disagree with the directives of the council regarding teaching methods and content - they feel the council lowers the standards of education.

So it seems to me that membership of the profession is increasingly governed not by knowledge, expertise or ability - but by whether a practitioner follows marxist and dhimmi dictum.

In other words, a teacher could be the greatest expert on his topic, but unless he or she applies franco-german theory, uses their jargon, bows to islam, and insists that students follow suit, then ... no job, no career.

I wonder how long it'll be before this reaches the point where student-teachers who dissent from the party line will receive failing grades for that shortcoming? They could, if outstanding students, be denied qualification on any other excuse the 'professors' can drum up. Other students would collude in ostracising the objectors - if only to ensure their own success... Oh, there's no end to the possibilities.

And, of course, the 'methodology' need not be limited to the teaching profession!

15 February 2009 at 20:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that Denmark may be having a similar problem.

This from "Gates of Vienna"

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2009/02/dangerous-feelings.html

15 February 2009 at 23:46  
Anonymous Nelson said...

Anon 3or4
Nothing new here then, a gutless corrupt government that promotes legions of expensive, useless quangos & other rubbish boards of 'excellence' that presume to tell professionals how to do their jobs albeit without a clue as to what the job entails. But the PM says "jump, but don't upset this group or that religion in case they turn nasty" and they tug their forelocks & say "yes PM, how high?" overpaid mercenaries the lot of them, they'd sell their grannies for a euro that's if any of them knew who their fathers were, it seems that its time for teachers, health professionals & Christians to stand up to these bodies & refuse to be browbeaten by them, demand their demise & start to make this country Great Britain again.

15 February 2009 at 23:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Ahmed can mobilise 10,000 jihad-crazed Muslims within a few hours.

Whoever is most organised will win http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2008/11/whoever-is-most-organized-will-win.html

16 February 2009 at 00:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

''This is not about equality, it is about shoring up Labour's declining Muslim vote.''

He is right there. Because the labour party know only too well that they need not recognise loyalty, they only want to pamper the flighty newcomer. All votes are equal, but some votes are more equal than others.

If your bank treated you that way you would punish them, by moving your account elsewhere.

Humiliate them at the next election. And keep doing it until someone comes up with a radical idea for a new party, dedicated to the British workers.

Monty

16 February 2009 at 02:21  
Blogger Roy said...

Jesus said

"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also."
John 15:18-20 (ANIV)

So why are we all so surprised people. I find it rather comforting that prophecy is seen to be fulfilled.

Stand fast and overcome - He will be here soon - He has already overcome the world!

16 February 2009 at 04:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man has become in total servitude to Mammon.In obedience to mammon man have been trying to remove the living God, and after all these years of stability and prosperity which the gospel brought into our lives,endeavouring to replace Christ by a social system based on man and mammon,denying that the Judeo/Christian culture has been the foundation of the worlds most successful social system of justice.
But now mammon has betrayed man by devaluing or destroying everything he gave him.

16 February 2009 at 07:53  
Anonymous woman on a raft said...

The case of Julia Robinson is fatal for your argument - don't use it. It stems from the stupid Ed Balls' Community Cohesion initiative. The Head wasn't defending Christianity, she was trying to water it down with multiculturalism. Robinson is part of the problem.

The law on religious worship in schools is clear: all parents at all times have the right to withdraw their child unconditionally. They do not need to give any explanation. The right has existed since the inception of public universal education and was included in later acts. Commonly, Jehovah's Witnesses usually withdraw, many Jews do, as do a few atheists. A moment's thought would show why this right had to be formalized; parents would otherwise withdraw their children from school, and it is in any case freedom of religious worship is now underwritten by the Human Rights Act.

The school must hold an act of collective worship in accordance with the 1988 Act, but it is up to every individual parent to decide if they want their child to take part or not. In theory, if every child withdrew the school would still have to hold some act of worship of a Judeo Christian nature. It is about offering a service, not compelling people to take that service up - because it is obvious they cannot be compelled.

In the case of Meersbrooks School, a working compromise had been reached. Parents agreed to let their children take part in a vanilla assembly 4 days a week, but on the fifth day (Tuesday as it happens) an explicitly religious service took place and everyone went off to their own gathering. Excellent. That way people aren't trooping out halfway through every day of the week, as they are fully entitled to do. Everybody happy. No doubt the Jehovah's Witness and radical atheist's chilren toddled off to read a book quietly for fifteen minutes too.

For some reason, the Head decided to fix what wasn't broken and a huge row ensued for one assembly a week, purely because she wanted to impress Ed Balls. That alone must call in to doubt her fitness for headship.

16 February 2009 at 11:05  
Blogger dutchlionfrans1953 said...

@Blogger Catholic Observer said...

" Dutchlionfrans, are you aware that Kent Hovind is in a federal prison for tax evasion? He's a most unfitting candidate for pronouncing on the matter of evil."

Our Lord was imprisoned and crucified by the devils children, Jews who did not believe in Him (John 8:44)

Now we should therefroe not listen to Him?

The evil IRS who is itself a violation of the US-law, and who employs TERROR to overpower citizens as they fully well know that Federal Income Tax is NOT accroding to the law!

You should watch Aaron Russo's film "America: Freedom to Fascism" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173

16 February 2009 at 11:39  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mrs/Miss/Ms Woman on a Raft,

If you had bothered to read the link to His Grace's story on the matter, you would have discovered that he accords with everything you say.

In fact, to the ire of some of his communicants, he made a case for Julia Robinson's dismissal.

16 February 2009 at 14:17  

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