Hat tip, as they say, to the fascists of the British National Party who have drawn our attention to a contribution from the Rev Alan Clifford to the Torygraph’s online debate over the question “Should the Archbishop of Canterbury resign?“:
Sir, May a case not be made that the Archbishop of Canterbury has betrayed his ordination and consecration vows (see below)? He is not called to be a ‘PC’ mouthpiece in a posture of appeasement towards Muslims, especially when the creeping Islamification of the UK is already making considerable progress. Dr Williams is not called to ‘explore’ the possible accommodation of aspects of shari’ah in a UK legal context but to declare the Word of God. According to his ‘penitential apology’ at the Church of England Synod, he completely misreads his duty to honour the Lordship of Christ in these (and other) areas. Christ said “Beware of false prophets” (Matt. 7:15), and who was more false than the Prophet Muhammad? The double standing ovation the Archbishop received was sickening to hear. Such is the apostasy of those who clapped.
I leave readers to judge the above remarks in the light of promises Dr Williams made at his consecration: ARE you ready, with all faithful diligence, to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange doctrine contrary to God’s Word; and both privately and openly to call upon and encourage others to the same? Answer: I am ready, the Lord being my helper.
The Form of Ordaining or Consecrating of an Archbishop or Bishop. The Book of Common Prayer(1662).
The Revd Dr Alan C. Clifford
Pastor, Norwich Reformed Church
7 Woodside Park
Attleborough, NORWICH NR17 2JL