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February 17, 2007



What a rebuttal, Giles Fraser has no credibility in my eyes now. Typical of the Guardian to have a wishy-washy Christian rather than someone who actual defends its central tenets in this moral relativistic world.


You guys really need to fisk Jackie Ashley's article in the guardian - 'Divorced, gay, single: Labour can relax over marriage'. She misses the point completely...

Giles Marshall

Thanks for this - an excellent and well argued rebuttal, but I reserved a particular hurrah for your prescient conclusion. Seems to me, in one fell swoop, you have put the whole wretched debate into context - into a context, moreover, that one wishes the established church felt a bit more confident of doing a bit more often; that of Jesus and his ministry. And hats off for your sentence beginning "The cross is meant to cause offence..." A pity you're no longer with us...!


A pity you're no longer with us...!

After an absence of 450 years, which was due to certain heated circumstances beyond his control, His Grace returned on 21st March 2006.

He shall be tackling these sorts of subjects regularly, whatever the consequences (they couldn't get much worse...)

Tom Butler

I'm The Bishop of Southwark, I am. It's what I do.


Thanks for putting up this article. I’m unquestionably frustrated with struggling to search out relevant and rational commentary on this issue. Happy 2011.

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