Thursday, October 15, 2015

Arrogant clerical bully Giles Fraser

There is a fundamental problem with this proposal by the arrogant clerical bully Giles Fraser to close down thousands of parish churches:

The Church of England does not own the parish churches of England - they are owned by the ordinary people of the parish in which they are located.

And the Church of England is not supposed to be run by the current self-perpetuating stiff-necked self-righteous clique - it is supposed to be run by bishops appointed by the Crown on the advice of the Prime Minister of the day, so that there is some degree of democratic control and legitimacy.

The Church of England is one of the last institutions in this country to resist democracy (the carefully manipulated pseudo-democracy of the "synod" does not count, indeed is an affront).

ALL the inhabitants of a parish should be able to vote what happens to THEIR parish church, and also what kind of clergy they want rather than having lefties imposed on them all the time (with their messy church and their liturgical dance, and their mortifying attempts to be trendy).

Given the disconnect between the clergy and the ordinary people, is it any wonder that most people do not want to go to an Anglican service (where they will be forced to sing 1970s drivel, suffer hectoring sermons on social issues a la Corbyn, and be told they have no say on whether the pews are ripped out).

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