How dare CofE leaders imply our pews are filled with racists

Mar 31, 2021 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman:

IN a recent article in the Spectator entitled The Church of England’s New Religion, associate editor Douglas Murray wrote about a forthcoming report from the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce.

He said: ‘Though we haven’t heard much from actual pulpits for more than a year, the church hierarchy has not slumbered. It has been busying itself with the question of anti-racism.  ‘Last year the church set up a “taskforce” whose resulting report (From Lament to Action: Report of the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce) is due before the Archbishops’ Council next week. Happily, a copy found its way into my hands first.’

The Madness of Crowds author reveals that this report ‘fantastically warns of racism “whispered in our pews”, as though the Church of England was the KKK at prayer’.

As the Queen put it on another subject: ‘Recollections may vary.’ But this is a verifiable account of what happened in a Church of England parish in South Yorkshire when a Nigerian curate arrived in the village in 2013: He was welcomed with open arms.

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