To be honest I have a lot more things to worry about in my life than being upset by Reverend Lynda Rose and her cohorts from Anglican Mainstream and Core Issues Trust – but this is what the past few days thrown up, along with David Cameron and his chums being called ‘Posh arrogant boys’.
Lets rewind, Rev. Lynda Rose decided that gays can be cured, London Mayor said you can’t advertise this on my buses, but Anglican Mainstream – which looks suspiciously American, pro-life and less than inclusive despite the ethnic diversity – I would like to remind the Reverend that not too long ago a woman priest was radical, against, scritpure (with Bible verses to prove it) so I would question her assertion on a recent chat show that gay people who want to get married are trying to justify yourself by changing scripture
Could the Reverend woman please tell me how she answers her critics to her ministry?
Before anyone complains I would be happy for a female Archbishop of Canterbury, so I am not against women in the Ministry.
The argument that she making, and the reason I think Boris Johnson was using, is that if you can be ‘cured’ of being gay, then you are abnormal, defective, and implicity condoning bullying and homophobia. I was challenged at work about the amount of, what I would call, positive affirming media coverage of the ‘some people are gay, get over it’ and my response is that it is to counter patronising homophobic people like Rev. Rose – I am sure she will make a name for herself on the pundit trail – but please, not at my expense, I don’t like being patronised.
On the subject of ‘patronising’ I have mention Nadine Dorries, MP, whose views are Conservative with a big, and, little ‘C’ whilst most of her pronouncements would have the Right Wing running for their Cheque Books in America, over her she is a little ‘quirky’ and also good for a quote. Her latest quote was about the arrogance of the Conservative leadership, which is worth quoting almost completely, and at least a couple of marginals at the next election. Talking about the David Cameron, to camera, she said:
not only are Cameron and Osborne two posh boys who don’t know the price of milk, but they are two arrogant posh boys who show no remorse, no contrition, and no passion to want to understand the lives of others – and that is their real crime
after the media flurry, Nadine, bless her, went on to clarify what she actually meant which was:
Her words were not aimed at Cameron and Osborne personally, but at the “elite circle” in No 10 who surround the prime minister.
Whilst all this is very funny, and it has been a bad for Cameron, the fact remains we cannot be bullied by people from the Church, or Politicians, who are out of touch with reality – and if they can’t be bothered to find out the reality of a situation then they should just shut up.
Please note I have not once mentioned Jeremy Hunt who has problems with emails to News International when he was impartially assessing their takeover of BSkyB – I am not sure how you can be impartial when you are a ‘fan’ of the proprietor of the Corporation you are scrutinising? As a Minister Mr Hunt has to be impartial, an impartiality he compromised well before he came to into Office as Culture Secretary, and also he has to take responsibility for the actions of his Department, then people can respect their elected official.
The big problem with the current Government is that it is arrogant, it is superior and feels it has a right to govern and nothing should interfere with that.
Consider Cameron at PMQs on 18 April 2012, out of six question Cameron did not answer one, today after the we found out that we are in a double dip recession he went ballastic, unable to justify or defend his record (and promises of the crisis being over by the next election) soaring Youth Unemployment all he could do was blame someone else, in fact the ‘follow up act’ did more or less the the same thing, Jeremy Hunt blamed everyone else but take responsibility.
This Prime Minister just doesn’t get it.
Denis Skinner, who Cameron disrespect at any opportunity, put it like this:
… when posh boys are in trouble they sack the servants