The right must come together and hold politicians AND certain members of the clergy to account

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The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. Photo by Roger Harris, CC BY 3.0.

By Rachael Tearney.

We must ask the Left, whether clergy or politician, to explain their points of view, to defend their positions and put their arguments up for scrutiny, says Rachael Tearney.

Many of us are feeling frustrated and deflated by the changes in government. There is much talk of wasted votes, voter apathy, percentage of votes.

It is tough right now; all kinds of methods were employed by the Left to attain power and it worked.

This is a call to rally the troops on the Right, who out number the Left by quite literally millions – yet somehow, we keep being over powered. Why?

This is a call to rally the troops on the Right, who out number the Left by quite literally millions – yet somehow, we keep being over powered. Why?

Well, perhaps one reason is our love of fairness, our belief in the right thing to do and the effectiveness of our long-established democracy.

However, our Leftist opponents are employing any kind of tactic, the gloves are off, we are George McFly being rolled around and mauled by Biff facing a pretty bleak ‘density’ – we are resting on our laurels, languishing in our moralistic platitudes, that it will all turn out alright in the end.

It may not though. Especially if we fail to come together and continue to blame each other and disagree.

The silent majority, famously subdued and unflappable must now make at least a little noise and become the clenched fist of George McFly and find the courage to step back in at the Under the Sea Dance – or like George and Lorraine our children and their futures will quite literally disappear.

On Sunday, I went to church, half expecting a bevy of Socialist vicars to cartwheel down the aisle in jubilation at the new Socialist government. This didn’t happen, thankfully. Although there were no prayers for world leaders or the ‘situation in Gaza’, so one can only assume the clergy consider these prayers answered and the new government is so blessed and perfect in its conception, it is in no need of prayer.

What followed was a rather wonderful, thought provoking sermon, which one fears has become a thing of the past. With overhead projectors and simplified socialist Christian ’talks’ from casually dressed clergy, the lay preacher talked of the beginnings of Jesus’ ministry as a young man; (Jesus rejected at Nazareth – Isiah 61:1-11, Matthew 2:19-23 & Luke 4: 16-30) and the shock felt by the people of Nazareth at the young Jesus and his revolutionary ideas. It occurred to me that we’ve been here before.

I’ve thought long and hard about my opposition to the current beliefs and actions of clergy, the Archbishops in particular.  I’ve written previously on the subject (The Christian Socialist is an oxymoron too far) and I’ve struggled to understand their actions. Their willful destruction of the Church of England, their starving the parishes of funds and their insistence on bending and developing the doctrine. Am I wrong? Are they right?  Should I just keep my mouth shut? Accept the ‘progress’?

Their willful destruction of the Church of England, their starving the parishes of funds and their insistence on bending and developing the doctrine. Am I wrong? Are they right?  Should I just keep my mouth shut? Accept the ‘progress’?

My conclusion after this rather marvellous sermon; from the pulpit, I must add, which is often empty as apparently the pulpit is not socialist enough; was that the clergy have been lost before.

Jesus had to challenge out of touch and corrupted clergy, he didn’t sit silently, he didn’t just stop going – he challenged them and the Pharisee, Nicodemus, believed. 

So, my conclusion is that in politics and the Church, now is not the time to walk away, to stay silent but the time to challenge. We must ask the Left, whether clergy or politician, to explain their points of view, to defend their positions and put their arguments up for scrutiny.

We must present an argument for a better way, based on individual freedoms. We must not be silenced and apathetic. The voters on the right of centre must come together and speak out, we want the same thing: Freedom.

It is the time to enact the adages, for when the going gets tough; the tough get going.

We all know that a quitter never wins; and a winner never quits and of course we must never let the Left grind us down.

Follow Rachel Tearney at @WritesRachael


Main Photo: The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. Photo by Roger Harris, CC BY 3.0. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

1 COMMENT

  1. Heretics used to be burnt in England — 300 under the reign of good King Philip the Prudent and Queen Mary. Is it not time to bring back such good old fashioned English customs to clean out the church?

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