Monday, March 19, 2012

Ken Livingstone pledges to make London a beacon of Christianity

Ken Livingstone has been out on the campaign trail, highlighting that the Mayor of London can be an educator of the ignorant masses because the job comes with a pulpit from which he can preach. He told the assembled faithful at Holy Trinity Brompton that he had recently read for the first time in his life the words of Jesus, which he observed 'could have been written for today as they seem to be an agenda for all humanity'. Especially, he said, those sentences where Jesus exhorts us to love our neighbour, and that our neighbour is everyone, and that in Christ Jesus there is neither Jew nor Gentile, nor male nor female, for all are equal in His sight. Mr Livingstone lauded the greatest commandment, which he said was 'a creed for all of us'. In recognition of the scales falling from his eyes, he wants 'to make sure that every non-Christian in London knows and understands the words of Jesus', so it might stop 'the demonisation of Christianity that is daily spewed out by poisonous papers like The Guardian'. He wants to educate 'the mass of Londoners who have no understanding of the words of the Son of God'. This, he says, 'will help to cement' London as 'a beacon that demonstrates the meaning of the words of Jesus'.

Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!


Blogger AndrewWS said...

The old fraud really is either drunk or gaga if he thinks we're going to swallow that.

19 March 2012 at 13:00  
Blogger Peter O said...

13 days too early Your Grace.

19 March 2012 at 13:13  
Blogger Dave said...

yeah right...

19 March 2012 at 13:26  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

Your Garce;
Whatch out,
Ken Livingstone pledges to make London a beacon of Christianity

Red Ken is going to reintroduce burning Christians at the stake! Do you know where to hide Your Grace?

19 March 2012 at 13:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This man is a pathetic political opportunist.

19 March 2012 at 14:07  
Blogger peggy38 said...

Your Grace, I kept waiting for your should-be-patented "Oh wait, I was mistaken" link leading to an article where Red Ken is shown praising Islam instead.

Without that link, color me confused and baffled. Wha??? Did you forget it, perhaps?

19 March 2012 at 14:16  
Blogger Nicodemus said...

I sense some sincerity in Red Ken. Who knows, he may become a Christian. Pray for him.

19 March 2012 at 14:24  
Blogger Flossie said...

Peggy, His Grace is SUCH a tease. Here is the link to the story.

19 March 2012 at 14:58  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Miss Flossie, Miss Peggy,

It's an awful lot more fun just to play the YouTube clip, posted above...

19 March 2012 at 15:03  
Blogger Mr Integrity said...

Your Grace: And there was I thinking the age of mirracles had not passed.
Congratulations to the Coalition for Marriage. The C4M petition has just past a quarter of a million.

19 March 2012 at 15:14  
Blogger Chris said...

Not too recently he was jumping on the band wagon and saying on pinknews "Comment: Gay marriage will make us a beacon of equality", so which is it?

London is going to be the beacon of LGBT OR is it Islam? I'm not sure who's more tolerant of homosexuals, politicians or God?

You can't sit on the fence on this one! Or next time I vote should I say I'm a wishy washy conservative er I mean Lib dem, no wait Labour, hmm.. maybe I'm a poly-electorate, can I be? please? That would make perfect sense of a voting system, to be able to vote for all of them!!!!!! Wouldn't that be swell! How perfect / equal would society be then.

19 March 2012 at 15:24  
Blogger Caedmon's Cat said...

Can anyone please recommend a good anti-emetic?

19 March 2012 at 15:34  
Blogger Flossie said...

You might think it fun to look at Red Ken's phiz, Your Grace, but it makes me feel a bit queasy, and I'd rather not.

19 March 2012 at 15:37  
Blogger Oswin said...

If Ken is genuinely 'doing God' I really should be pleased, but I rather find myself feeling something altogether different. I'd prefer to be wrong, of course.

19 March 2012 at 16:08  
Blogger G. Tingey said...

AT THE SAME TIME as crawling up the metaphorical (metaphysical?) backside of Yusuf-al-Qardarwi, I assume?

What a lying hypocrite.

19 March 2012 at 16:08  
Blogger Marie1797 said...

If we were a beacon of Christianity London would not have so many problems with muslims it might not have so many of them either!
Red Ken wouldn't be standing spouting grovelling rubbish to them.

19 March 2012 at 16:25  
Blogger Oswin said...

Greg @ 16:08 : well yes, one can't help thinking that.

19 March 2012 at 16:34  
Blogger Dreadnaught said...

What a snivelling odious little turd this man is - Piss be upon him.

19 March 2012 at 16:53  
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19 March 2012 at 17:00  
Blogger David Lindsay said...

Mayor of London is little more than a non-job. Most things there are delivered by central government quangos or by the Borough Councils.

The point is proved by the fact that the only two Mayors have been Ken and Boris, yet London has not burned to the ground or anything like that.

The choice is between Boris for only three years of a four-year term, since the safe seat of Reigate has been arranged for him in 2015, or Ken until he dies, since by 2016 he will be so old that it would ever after seem cruel to remove him.

But neither in London nor anywhere else should anyone care very much.

19 March 2012 at 17:37  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Your Grace. Always good news to see that bastard out and about. Makes it so much easier to get ones conservative views over, don’t you find, what !

19 March 2012 at 18:05  
Blogger Pubcrawler said...

At least they had the good taste not to let him through the door.

19 March 2012 at 18:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polls have shown Boris and Ken to be neck-and-neck which could see the final result being decided by just a few hundred votes.

Has Ken really got all religious, or is he humbling himself in grovelling dhimmitude in order to solicit the vital extra votes that some of the electorate apparently have?

19 March 2012 at 19:31  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Good point Hereward. The muslim ‘postal’ vote could be crucial. Despicable man, he’d sell his own newts for power...

19 March 2012 at 20:10  
Blogger David Lindsay said...

Boris is an Ottoman aristocrat of very recent extraction who has publicly recited the Shahada in Arabic. He is also in favour of drug legalisation and same-sex "marriage". Who says that you have to choose?

Whereas Ken, for all his undeniable faults, is almost the last prominent politician to come from the old white working class.

19 March 2012 at 20:23  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

The chap who brought us the ‘Big Issue’, whose name the Inspector doesn’t recall at present, said, in effect: “The white working class are an absolute shower; they beat their wives, don’t you know. Glad I left them behind...”

And besides, all our politicians would wear a fez if they thought there were votes in it, dishonourable people that they are...

19 March 2012 at 20:50  
Blogger Rachel M Louise Anglican said...

Just can't see how a socialist-leftie can suck up to these extremists; I wanted to be sick after watching the video. Doubtless the next day he was at Westminster saying that Rome should be the established Church. Anything for a vote.

19 March 2012 at 21:12  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

But Rome really wouldn't want to be the Established Church! Been there, done that, bought and lost the vestments. It'd be a vote loser.

Is Ken another covert Jesuit, d'ya think?

19 March 2012 at 21:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace,

In our Empire, we know how to deal with revolutionary socialists! What a odious doctrine from very bowels of the devils- the worst thing to come from planet earth. Worse that than creatures with long pink tails and fleas, who sweek. Now what are they called? Cats!

19 March 2012 at 21:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Dodo the Jesuit conspirator. Much to my amusement 'rachel anglican' is back on the ABC thread. Thrashing your friend the inspector, mind you. Perhaps you better go in and give him a verbal hand. Very fiesty this one!!!

19 March 2012 at 22:01  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Yes spotted that and reinforcements have been despatched. It's her twin sister and she is a feisty lass. Dr Jeckle and Mistress Hyde, me thinks.

Looking forward to future engagements with her as she isn't so fragile as Anna.

19 March 2012 at 22:19  
Blogger Rachel M Louise Anglican said...

nonesense- dodo : 0 Kanavagh Girl : 2!

19 March 2012 at 22:55  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Rachel: In your dreams!

19 March 2012 at 23:39  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Dodo 3 - 0 Kavanaugh Girl

19 March 2012 at 23:40  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Full-time whistle blown for first leg.

Second leg to be set with home advantage to Kavanaugh Girl. No away goals and so a victory will be difficult.

20 March 2012 at 01:17  
Blogger Nowhere man said...

Islam has so much to offer us.

But then again when the Umma and Pink Planet collide...

But whats all the "Pink" stuff?

Rusty Sherrifs Badge surely!

DanJ0, where are you when we need you - you surely aren't still in a hissy fit since I demolished you last week?

20 March 2012 at 08:12  
Blogger David B said...

Looks like Ken has been cherry-picking the Koran for nice bits, while conveniently ignoring the bits that contradict the nice bits.

Perhaps he would explain away the bits that are not so nice, should he be confronted with them, with howls of 'context', and explaining that proper interpretation makes them mean something diametrically opposed to what they actually say.

Sound familiar?

David B

20 March 2012 at 08:15  
Blogger Nowhere man said...

The above little video on Muslim homosexuality reminds me of an Afghan song I heard decades ago, ridiculed by Spike Milligan I think.

"There's a boy across the river with a bottom like a peach but alas I cannot swim".

I bet DanJ0 knows all the words..

We really are descending into dark territory now - gay marriage, Ken for Mayor, our capital city a beacon for a foreign cult.

I wonder how long it will be before the Crescent stands above a pink St Pauls?

20 March 2012 at 08:26  
Blogger Nowhere man said...

I think this guy should be Mayor of London - rather than the present choice of a Dhimmi or an Ottoman. Oops, not to forget La Paddick.

20 March 2012 at 08:46  
Blogger Nowhere man said...

Wow, I may be a bit late into this piece of dhimmitude.

Lisa Ashtons fight with BMI not to have to wear the abya, walk behind the men, hand over her crucifix/bible and refrain from Christian worship.

20 March 2012 at 09:37  
Blogger The Gray Monk said...

Head for the fall out shelters! The most dangerous thing in the world is a politician who "sees the Light" and then plays the "Religion Card" on campaign...

20 March 2012 at 09:43  
Blogger bluedog said...

Whoops the Muslim Council of Britain is sharing a platform with His Grace and the rest of us who oppose homosexual marriage. One of life's little ironies.

“Whilst we remain opposed to all forms of discrimination, including homophobia, redefining the meaning of marriage is in our opinion unnecessary and unhelpful.

“With the advent of civil partnerships, both homosexual and heterosexual couples now have equal rights in the eyes of the law.

“Therefore, in our view the case to change the definition of marriage, as accepted throughout time and across cultures, is strikingly weak.

In common with other Abrahamic faiths, marriage in Islam is defined as “a union between a man and a woman”, he said. “So while the state has accommodated for gay couples, such unions will not be blessed as marriage by the Islamic institutions.”

One thing is certain, the old Leftie Ken will be a natural same sex marriage supporter. Caught on the horns of a dilemma Ken, gay pink or islamic green, what are you wearing today?

20 March 2012 at 10:19  
Blogger Rambling Steve Appleseed said...

Like Red Ken, I have recently been reading the Koran. I think we have different versions, he seems to have got holdo f a copy of the takkiyah dhimmi 'religion of peace' version. Mine is the one with all the 'kill the Christians, kill the Jews' stuff. I suppose one could investigate which is the more authentic translation by checking the fruits of the Koran on sites like Jihad watch and 'religionofpeace'

God has a sense of humour. As our wretched society so ungratefuly rejects the light of Christ, God is going to give us Islam instead.

It will serve us right.

20 March 2012 at 10:20  
Blogger Rambling Steve Appleseed said...

AndrewWS posted

'The old fraud really is either drunk or gaga if he thinks we're going to swallow that.'

he doesn't think we're going to swallow that. He hopes the Muslim community leaders who control their people's postal votes are going to swallow it. They don't have to believe he is sincere in his praise for 'the prophet, peace be upon him', they're not that stupid, they only need a deal.

Once they've done their bit, he will owe them.

20 March 2012 at 10:23  
Blogger Gnostic said...

The old fraud didn't get struck by lightning so I guess I won't be giving up my agnosticism any time soon.


20 March 2012 at 12:28  
Blogger will said...

Cranmer are you really a "conservative"? Maybe that word has a different definition in the UK.

20 March 2012 at 16:56  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

Nowhere man: "I bet DanJ0 knows all the words.."

Christ, is this blog a Catholic-turd magnet or something? Dear oh dear.

20 March 2012 at 17:04  
Blogger Anglican said...

In Andrew Gilligan's blog (Daily Telegraph, 19th March) he reports Ken Livingstone as saying, "I will make London a beacon of Islam."

20 March 2012 at 17:14  
Blogger G. Tingey said...

Rambling Steve Appleseed
There isn't a "god" idiot!

If there was, he/she/it/they would be a murderous bastard with a profound sense of it's own power and contempt for the humans it tortures.

20 March 2012 at 17:53  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

DanJ0, maintain a civil tongue in your head, Sir. You should respect us Catholic lads, otherwise how can we be expected to continue to respect unfortunates like you...

20 March 2012 at 18:11  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

OIG: "DanJ0, maintain a civil tongue in your head, Sir. You should respect us Catholic lads, otherwise how can we be expected to continue to respect unfortunates like you..."

Why on earth would I care about your respect? You bunch are so vile and contemptible and godless that it's actually comedic. If I came across you lot randomly online then I'd think you were windup merchants trying to draw fire onto the Catholic Church. You couldn't be worse adverts for Catholicism if you tried.

20 March 2012 at 18:20  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Chin up, you sour old queen. God loves you, and we love you too. Don’t forget now...

20 March 2012 at 18:25  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

Aside from the latest Catholic Church scandal in the Holland (castrating youths who raised complaints about abuse), I see Cardinal Sean Brady is in the news about his part in the abuse scandal (children asked to sign vows of silence) now. I suppose we should be grateful we've only got a bunch of cultural misfits here and not some of the upper echelons of that Church.

20 March 2012 at 18:35  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

DanJ0. At the moment it’s an allegation, if there is any truth in it lets hope it comes out. It was a long time ago. Dodo informs the general problem of abuse by priests has now been resolved. Dashed nuisance this gay business, strong enough to make a man break his vows. Can imagine now that homosexual clergy are to be kept well clear of temptations of the flesh. One expects you agree to that...

20 March 2012 at 18:58  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

The shame and scandal brought on the Church by evil men who preyed on young boys in decades past continues. One has to thank God all this has come to light and that the Vatican is now aware of the issues and is doing all it humanly can to prevent future occurances.

As you say, this particular story has the status of allegation made by "sources" and you can be sure there will be many who seek to opportunistically take advantage of this to damage the Church and to try to mortally wound it.

The Church has faced crises in the past and will in the future. I take heart from the words of Jesus:

"And I say to you: That you are Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it".

20 March 2012 at 21:04  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

It wasn't a long time ago at all and it wasn't just young boys who were preyed upon or just men who did the preying or just about preying upon the victims. Try to sweep it under the carpet all you like, I didn't really expect anything else from moral degenerates. It's not going away no matter how much you or your Cardinals wish. The rot and corruption and lack of morality is clearly systematic.

20 March 2012 at 21:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dodo I take my hat off to you , your persistence in error is without doubt remarkable!.Who are you trying to convince with the 'rock' thing?. No one outside Catholicism believes it!.You keep saying it like a 'mantra
Hoping it will come true?.
The 'abuse thing'in the Catholic church is long standing going back centuries apparently not unknown amongst the hierarchy either!.

20 March 2012 at 21:31  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Dodo said ...

" ... you can be sure there will be many who seek to opportunistically take advantage of this to damage the Church and to try to mortally wound it."

What took you so long len? That was a whole 27 minutes!

20 March 2012 at 21:56  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Indeed Dodo. ‘Pop’ goes the weasel.

20 March 2012 at 22:20  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Indeed and it just proves my suspicion. The weasel lurks around with no other thought than to post adverse comments about the Church.

I mean, he never says anything of substance on the moral issues being discussed across denominations on this blog. Nothing to say about homosexuality, about abortion or about divorce for example. To comment is being "judgemental" and we just need to be "born again".

All we ever get is generalised 'blah ... blah' on the end being nigh and society collapsing. However, whenever he senses an opening to criticise Catholicism, there he is, straight in.

What's fascinating is the way he is now relying on his little stooge who he lets dig up recent dirt whilst he trawls the internet for stories from millenia past.

Quite a double act - a union that is being consummated increasingly in front of our eyes.

20 March 2012 at 23:48  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Dodo. He is truly a parasite on this blog. One can only admire the patience of the Archbishop...

21 March 2012 at 00:00  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

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21 March 2012 at 04:52  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

"What's fascinating is the way he is now relying on his little stooge who he lets dig up recent dirt [...]"

Front page of the Telegraph site and high profile items on Radio 4. No digging required. The irony is that while one Cardinal is talking about the UK being shamed in the eyes of the world for promoting rights and social stability another is under attack for apparently silencing victims of child abuse by his clergy. You couldn't make it up.

21 March 2012 at 04:53  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

Here's an item about Brady on the BBC News site less than a week ago. These people put our politicians and their various wiles to shame at times.

21 March 2012 at 04:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dodo( and your sidekick) face the facts!, something your Church has refused to do in the past leading to the present situation!.

21 March 2012 at 07:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF 'red Ken' has found Jesus then his heart can be changed.And I hope it is so.

21 March 2012 at 08:03  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

I take it you didn't actually spot the irony in the blog or listen to Mr Livingston's talk? Like most things you jump in feet first.

Throwing dirt at the Church doesn't make the case for homosexuality any stronger. If anything it reveals just what can arise from giving into such disorders and how difficult they can be to tackle once they take root.

21 March 2012 at 11:59  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

The case for same-sex civil marriage is strong enough already. The ongoing disgrace of the Catholic Church doesn't undermine any theological arguments either. However, it might make people who don't accept the theology wonder why on earth they should bother listening to moral degenerates who think they are some sort of moral arbiters in a mostly secular society. It may also show again what happens when self-serving, oppressive, political organisations like the Catholic Church get temporal power.

21 March 2012 at 13:19  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Len. IF 'red Ken' has found Jesus then his heart can be changed.And I hope it is so. 21 March 2012 08:03

You really have no idea what’s going on here, have you !

21 March 2012 at 18:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inspector don`t' knock it'till you have tried it!.

21 March 2012 at 18:31  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

The sex scandals in America and Ireland also reveals the inherent dangers of 'forgiveness' and a 'non judgemental' approach towards depraved, predatory homosexuals in positions of trust. Forgive and don't judge, certainly, but, at the same time, don't accept all they say and remove them from situations where opportunities might rise to offend again.

At the time of this abuse there was no awareness within society of the obsessive, compulsive nature of sexual disorders or the capacity of people afflicted with to lie and deceive. They should have been reported to the authorities and they should have been removed from contact with children.

The same was true in civil society and institutions like children's homes and schools who really faired little better - do the research.

To describe all Catholic clergy as "moral degenerates" and the Church as "self-serving (and) oppressive", is somewhat hysterical and reveals a lack of objectively.

21 March 2012 at 18:34  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Inspector rests his case, mlud...

21 March 2012 at 18:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dodo ,ever though of changing the' Dodo image' to an ostrich ...rainbow markings of course...?.

21 March 2012 at 18:50  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Please, please let me know when you will be addressing your local mosque on the wonderful words of Muhammad.

The Inspector and I will most certainly be there to witness your talk on the Last Prophet's message of universal peace and brotherhood.

When did you convert?

21 March 2012 at 19:46  
Blogger Oswin said...

Dodo : Hm, so you and the Inspector ARE in close cahoots then?

22 March 2012 at 17:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Inspector and the Dodo seem to follow each other very closely(on the blog) are they in the same room?.

Sitting on the same chair?.

The plot thickens.

22 March 2012 at 19:31  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Oswin and len
Oh the suspicion!

Sometimes women are overly suspicious of their husbands.

When Adam stayed out very late for a few nights, Eve became upset.

“You’re running around with other women,” she charged.

“You’re being unreasonable,” Adam responded. “You’re the only woman on earth.”

The quarrel continued until Adam fell asleep, only to be awakened by someone poking him in the chest. It was Eve.

“What do you think you’re doing?” Adam demanded.

“Counting your ribs!”

You too are behaving a bit like an elderly Eve!

To witness len address his local Muslim congregation I'd hire a coach and collect all those en route who wanted to attend! What a day out that would be.

How's your studying going len? Don't let the Prophet of Peace down.

22 March 2012 at 21:56  
Blogger Oswin said...

Dodo : brevity lad, brevity.

22 March 2012 at 23:01  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

But it is a good joke.

22 March 2012 at 23:44  
Blogger Oswin said...

Dodo: er no, thus my suggestion that you keep a poor joke short.

23 March 2012 at 01:30  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

Oswin: Must be the way I tell 'em. I thought it funny.

23 March 2012 at 18:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is now beyond certain that Dodo and Inspector are one and the same. Just I as am really ..............


23 March 2012 at 23:01  
Blogger The Way of Dodo the Dude said...

English Viking?

24 March 2012 at 00:13  

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