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May 15, 2012

His Grace Responds to the ASA

You will recall that a call was sent out across the land for inspiration for His Grace to respond to a rather specious complaint from the ASA.  You will be happy to learn that His Grace has responded to the ASA in a quite magnificient manner. 

His Grace thanks you for your email of 10th May, and for the attached bundle of pdfs and sundry other documents. Over the years he has endured some appalling persecution and had the most unpleasant encounters with smouldering faggots, so he begs your indulgence, compassion and understanding as you conduct your inquiry into the allegation that he is publishing/distributing images which some may find ‘offensive’ and/or ‘homophobic’.You asked him to keep the correspondence confidential, and he has done so. However, since he is constrained by no law from communicating with his advisers and legal counsellors, and there being no statutory upper limit on the number of those advisers and legal counsellors, he thought it appropriate to consult with his communicants (that is, his ecclesial blog community) because the Lord has been gracious to surround him with manifest and beneficial wisdom in abundance (along with a few nut-jobs). Some elements of your correspondence may therefore have been spread abroad (if not around the globe), which is regrettable but unavoidable.


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Who’s more qualified than Archbishop Cranmer to comment on persecution and “unpleasant encounters with smouldering faggots”?

After securing all beverages, and after being certain that there won’t be a laughter-induced episode of stress incontinence, hie thee to the blog to read the entire answer. It just gets better and better.

[1] Posted by Ralph on 5-15-2012 at 09:42 AM · [top]

A most excellent response.

[2] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 5-15-2012 at 11:23 AM · [top]

As dry as a popcorn burp, and only as an old-school Limey can do it.  Superb.

[3] Posted by Jeffersonian on 5-15-2012 at 04:01 PM · [top]

Well, His Grace has got the attention of the ASA, as per their response at:

The ASA’s decision to investigate complaints about a series of ads by the Coalition for Marriage that are appearing in the press and online has prompted some comment in the media, the blogosphere and in other social media. We would like to clarify that the fact that we are investigating the complaints does not mean we will necessarily ‘uphold’ them, leading to the ad being banned.

[4] Posted by Michael D on 5-15-2012 at 10:40 PM · [top]

And now His Grace is skewering the ASA response:

[5] Posted by Newbie Anglican on 5-16-2012 at 07:33 AM · [top]

Good to see. I hope the ASA keeps having a go at him, and they might just be dumb enough to do it!

[6] Posted by MichaelA on 5-16-2012 at 04:00 PM · [top]

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