Rather than trying to get a few more people into church and preaching the Christian message the CoE bishops, many with seats in the House of Lords are urging membership of the EU as essential for our countries well being. Priests meddling in politics is as old as the hills and always has a bad ending.
This at a time when the Islamic mosques are full and many Muslim terrorist have been recruited by radical Imans. Let us have no nonsense about moderate Islam. The Prime Minister of Turkey, a potential EU accession state said this week moderate Islam does not exist, there is only Islam. You can't say it plainer than that.
Yet the House of Bishops has been recently preoccupied with getting women bishops appointed. I would have said the Church of England has plenty of old women bishops already. Its a bit like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. And what about the supreme governor of the Church of England, Betty von Battenberg? Well she says nothing whilst Lambeth Palace rivals the BBC for political correctness.
Worse the Lambeth Palace resident, the incredibly reverend Justin Oil Well writes to Dresden apologising for the nasty RAF bombing their city in 1945 supported of course by our revered national broadcaster the BBC. The archbishop should take a trip to Plymouth Ho where the Bomber Command memorial to the 56000 young men of Bomber command who died during the war is sited as far away from London as possible so as not to offend our sordid politicians like Winston Churchill who ordered these raids and refused for many year to decorate Bomber Harris for political expediency. No bombers ever flew from Plymouth.
Did these 56000 young men average age 24 die so that silly old men like Justin Oilwell could get dolled up in purple dresses and disown their sacrifice and suck up to the Germans? My Bank of England bridge partner, Dennis Wooley, ended up as lead navigator for the Lancaster pathfinder squadron. He flew 76 missions over occupied Europe until he was withdrawn to train others. His old crew perished on the next mission.
Dennis, 24 at the time, said he was acutely aware of his awful responsibilities not for the Germans but for his fellow RAF crews who would die that night for nothing if he marked the target wrongly. Losses were huge probably around 7% on average. If our Archbishop had had to bear that responsibilty at 24 he might understand Christianity better than he does.