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Further To Yesterday's Post [Oct. 27th, 2011|02:03 pm]
Tony Grist
Canon Giles Fraser- who welcomed the protesters to St. Paul's when they first showed up- and told the police to back off- has resigned from the office of Canon Chancellor of the cathedral- presumably to distance himself from everything that has happened since. Good for him!  l love it when a person resigns on a question of principle. It's something that happens all too rarely.
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[User Picture]From: chiller
2011-10-27 01:01 pm (UTC)
I find it bizarre that it doesn't happen more often.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-10-27 01:09 pm (UTC)
Me too.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2011-10-27 02:26 pm (UTC)
Canon Giles Fraser- who welcomed the protesters to St. Paul's when they first showed up- and told the police to back off- has resigned from the office of Canon Chancellor of the cathedral

Having now read up on the situation: I am sorry they've lost him, because he sounds like exactly the sort of person who should be around St. Paul's, but it is honorable of him. I hope somewhere else in the church knows how to appreciate him.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-10-27 02:46 pm (UTC)
I imagine he'll find little difficulty getting another post. After all, he is now a national figure.
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[User Picture]From: ron_broxted
2011-10-27 02:46 pm (UTC)
First high profile scalp of the Revolution?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-10-27 02:48 pm (UTC)
Not really. More like its first martyr. Only, of course, he hasn't died.
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[User Picture]From: ron_broxted
2011-10-27 05:05 pm (UTC)
I will give him Hero Of The Day status on Twitter @Broxted.
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[User Picture]From: wemyss
2011-10-27 02:52 pm (UTC)

You're assuming the contemptible bastard HAS principles.

I think that unwise.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-10-27 04:14 pm (UTC)

Re: You're assuming the contemptible bastard HAS principles.

Why "contemptible"?

Why "bastard"?

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[User Picture]From: wemyss
2011-10-27 04:43 pm (UTC)

It's not that he was (and, really, remains) a Trot.

It's not even his association w the People's Republic of Wadham. (Cd be worse: cd have been Balliol.)

It's that, whilst pi-jawing incessantly from the Left and denouncing 'money-changers in the temple', the bugger is the most naked and incessant self-publicist ever to boost his ego and his prospects by tuft-hunting and seeking place and preferment.

Edited at 2011-10-27 04:44 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-10-27 09:03 pm (UTC)

Re: It's not that he was (and, really, remains) a Trot.

But surely all senior clergy are tuft-hunters etc. Is he really so much worse?
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[User Picture]From: wemyss
2011-10-28 01:05 pm (UTC)

One minds it rather less...

... from an old-fashioned Erastian than from an insistent 'radical'; there seems a certain added hypocrisy in the latter.
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[User Picture]From: ibid
2011-10-27 06:54 pm (UTC)
Nice to know there are a few Christians in the c of e
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-10-27 09:03 pm (UTC)
One or two....
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[User Picture]From: ibid
2011-10-28 06:40 am (UTC)
The words camel eye needle sometimes come to mind
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2011-10-29 12:40 am (UTC)
We need more like him -- in all the churches. They are conspicuously absent here in the States at all Occupation sites. Quite different from Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War protests of years gone by.
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