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Is it time to be Spartacus?

Here we go again.


The Archbishop Cranmer has been reported by some number of small minded bigots to the Advertising Standards Authority. These people apparently object to any opinion with which they disagree being broadcast to the general public, in this case an advertisement which supports the belief “that marriage is a life-long union between one man and one woman, in accordance with the teaching of the Established Church, the beliefs of its Supreme Governor, and the law of the land."

The ASA, in their wisdom, have had the bare faced gall to demand his Eminence justify his political opinion, and his open support for the law and the teachings of The Church Established.

Personally, I don’t give a toss about gay marriage, one way or the other. Seriously, I just plain don’t care. However, I do object to agents, or pseudo agents, of the state demanding a freeborn Englishman justify his political views under threat of violence and sanction. So feel free to enjoy the advertisement.

Who the hell do these people think they are?

H/T Samizdata

Update:  Just to keep the memories fresh, here’s Ezra again, in full flow.


  1. Julie near Chicago says:

    Cats–I read your comments at Menzies House. Very interesting, thanks for the link.

    Can you recommend a reliable history that covers Christianity and Judaism from the birth of Jesus up to at least (say) 100 A.D.? I’m interested in both the “regular” (political) history and also the theological history.

    Thanks very much! :>)

  2. CountingCats says:


    Can’t recommend anything really. All I can say is – Google is your friend. Try looking at a history of Jerusalem on Wikipedia, then a history of the New Testament, then Paul, and so on.

    Wikipedia catches a lot of stick, but I find it to be a good starting point, although it shouldn’t be taken as Gospel……

  3. John Galt says:

    In hope that this will be the last word on Gay Marriage, ladies and gents, Foamy the Squirrel

  4. NickM says:

    I personally regard Wikipedia as generally fairly accurate and much better than the MSM. I’ve tested it out on subjects I know about and it’s pretty reasonably accurate. I mean some physics and 1980s computers and fighter jets and Suede’s discography. So I kinda trust it on other stuff.

    What I could stand of that squirrel I thought was fair play but maybe it’s the speakers here but he gave me a headache. Sensible views delivered by Alvin of the chipmunks. To be fair if they’d used that voice on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed they wouldn’t have to have water-boarded the bastard and they’d have the name, address and inside leg measurement of every terrorist Marakesh to Manila.

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