Ted’s legacy as a consummate legislator, a champion for the poor and an advocate for those who found themselves on the margins of society will forever be missed and yet never forgotten. He used his position of power and privilege to empower others whose circumstances rendered them bereft of both power and privilege.
The Anglicanism I deal with has become unethical. It is obsessed with sexuality and usually in a harmful fashion. I read too much what the Archbishop of Canterbury writes, and I know this is doublespeak – and doublespeak fails an ethical test of truth-seeking. It becomes harmful when it has victims, when it marginalises, when it alters thought in order to meet a political objective.
Our Saviour, being the everlasting Word by whom all things were made, could use the imagery of the natural world more strikingly and appropriately than any one else, to set forth and illustrate the great moral principles which he came to promulgate and enforce. How clearly and powerfully does he teach us,