Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Anglican Clergy banned from membership of BNP and NF
"Religion should keep out of politics" "What about......the (insert your least favourite organisation which you think the C of E supports)" "Who listens to them anyway". "Who elected them anyway?". And so on. We can all imagine the cliches which will be wheeled out in support, and opposition, to this move.
"The Citizen's " views? They may surprise you. The Synod has every right to introduce this ruling. It is their right to associate with whoever they want, and to reject whoever they choose, as members. The Freemasons have this right, so should you and I. But WE don't!
Various laws prevent us from joining or forming clubs which discriminate on various grounds- race, disability, sexual orientation etc etc. Yet here is the C of E doing just that! Discriminating against members of a political party! The Synod exercising the choice which they object to the BNP and NF exercisng.
And the basis for their decision? The two parties are "Unchristian" . Strictly speaking they are right. As Martin Luther would have said the BNP/NF views go against the scriptures. But so did burning Catholics and stealing their property. At least they have stopped killing "Papists" but they still hang on to the cathedrals and old churches. They still profit from a 500 year old crime.
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!"
*Historical joke lol.