Anglican Samizdat

June 16, 2009

Anglican inclusivity in action

Filed under: Anglican — David Jenkins @ 10:53 am

Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire presents itself as an inclusive welcoming church:

• We are committed to assisting the disadvantaged and the marginalised.

• We are delighted to engage with people of all faiths and world views.

• We are working to regenerate our community its buildings and its people.

• We are here for you.

In spite of being  delighted to engage with people of all faiths and world views, there is little enthusiasm for engaging with a member of the BNP:

Phyllip Cadwallader, 43, had called in to light a candle in memory of his late mother before competing in a running race.

He was dressed in a shirt, trousers and pair of brogues, but aroused attention because of he has a shaven head, tattoos and was carrying a bag.

Mr Cadwallader, a former autism support worker, was initially told to sit at the back of Blackburn Cathedral, before being told to leave by the Dean.

It turns out that the unfortunate Mr. Cadwallader was not a member of the BNP; but what if he was? I thought Jesus came not to call the righteous, but sinners.


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