Wednesday, 2 September 2009

more from Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

Updated Thursday afternoon

Martin Beckford has written further in the Telegraph about his interview with the (now former) Bishop of Rochester.

See The Bishop of Rochester farewell interview.

The earlier report was linked here.

At Cif belief Andrew Brown has commented about this, see The Anglican right at the crossroads.

As Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali retires, are conservative Anglicans beginning to see Islam as the main threat to their values?

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This fella seems to be giving more farewell interviews than the famous Dame Nellie Melba - and she was a Diva! But will there be a comeback?

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Thursday, 3 September 2009 at 10:32am BST

It seems to me unlikely that Bishop Nazir-Ali has ever heard of Bret Favre. But that may not stop him.

Posted by: Bill Moorhead on Thursday, 3 September 2009 at 5:06pm BST

>>But will there be a comeback?

I think that he is preparing to be England's Bob Duncan.

Posted by: JPM on Thursday, 3 September 2009 at 8:42pm BST

Having just a while ago come home from the fall opening of our local monthly interfaith group, during which a representative of the local mosque invited us all [including the rabbi who is president of our organization] to come celebrate the end of Ramadan and have breakfast with them, I find the prospect of this bigot coming to the states, spewing his hatred, even more unpleasant than when I first read about it.

We don't need - any of us - fear and hate mongering.

Posted by: Cynthia Gilliatt on Thursday, 3 September 2009 at 8:47pm BST

>>But will there be a comeback?

I think that he is preparing to be England's Bob Duncan.

Posted by: JPM on Thursday, 3 September 2009 at 8:42pm BST

Yes, he bears all the signs of incipient Dunconianism.

He should do well with George Carey.

Posted by: Rev L Roberts on Thursday, 3 September 2009 at 11:32pm BST

"There’s this tendency to capitulate to culture and simply to endorse the norms of any given society."

The most infuriating thing about this little piece of self deception is that it seems perfectly OK to have endorsed the norms of society for 1700 years, despite the fact that this led the Church to the most horrible acts of oppression and genocide. Don't deny it, conservatives, please, at least be as honest in your assessment of the Church's history as the world to which you seek to witness. Yet now, when that "capitulation" to society is about righting past wrongs, about recognizing the basic humanity of a group of people to which the Church has been absolutely monstrous in the past, THAT is somehow evil. How is it acceptable to be complicit in the extermination of entire cultures and, in some cases, with blatant acts of genocide, but it is unacceptable to be nice to gay people?

Posted by: Ford Elms on Friday, 4 September 2009 at 3:44pm BST
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