Saturday, November 23, 2013

There is no single 'authentic’ way to be an Anglican, or a Conservative

From The Telegraph-

Two interventions this week from men who inhabit very different worlds, yet have common diagnoses for the problems faced by the institutions to which they belong.

Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has been waging a war against secularism, against the marginalisation of Christianity in national life, and the bigotry shown to individual Christians in the workplace. In particular, he led a rather unpleasant campaign against gay marriage, seeming to elide such reform with the sort of prejudice that censures airport staff who wear crucifixes. This week, however, he raised his sights, to warn his Church that it faces extinction within a generation unless it tackles the decline in support from the young.

Nicholas Boles is the Tory MP for Grantham and planning minister, one of the über-modernisers within the Cameron project. You will not often read about Mr Boles without coming across the pejorative use of the adjective “metropolitan”. This is code for “gay” and “tolerant of people with different backgrounds”, as far as I can discern. Mr Boles would like to see more house-building; this is often translated as “concreting over the countryside”.

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