The Rev. Dr Peter Mullen BA, PhD. is the current Rector of St Michael, Cornhill and St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in the City of London. Dr Mullen is also the Anglican Chaplain to the London Stock Exchange.
Dr. Mullen is a man of let us say, traditional views and finds himself at variance with some of his politically correct colleagues. Dr. Mullen is also “one of us” insofar as his views on “climate change” are concerned. Herewith reprinted below is a rumbustious commentary typical of this “turbulent priest.”
One should be wary of overestimating the intelligence of the bishops. They fall for every trendy trick that’s going. In the1960s it was CND when they argued for unilateral nuclear disarmament- forgetting that the only nation which had ever suffered nuclear attack was Japan, which nation did not, of course, possess the bomb. Then it was liberation theology, otherwise known as supporting communist revolutionaries in South America. Are you, like me, old enough to remember the Church of England’s Christmas advertisement picturing Jesus as Che Guevara? “Liberation theology”? Do you remember your Orwell? “Liberation is slavery. Truth is Lies.”
Then in the 1980s, because of course, they hated Margaret Thatcher, they composed one of the most specious and illiterate documents of all time called “Faith in the City.”
They supported the ANC against such democratic forces as were trying to emerge in South Africa. And naturally, they were in favour of that renowned democrat and egalitarian Robert Mugabe who turns out to be a tyrant and mass murderer, the very ruination of his country – which used to be the breadbasket of Africa but which is now the centre of starvation and mass murder
The thing about the Church of England – I don’t mean the ordinary, sane people in the pews, but the insane and vastly uneducated ideologues who actually run the church, Bishops, Synods and the like – is that in the name of the gospel it consistently defends the latest claptrap as divine revelation.
You might say the Church of England always follows secular fashion only, like some Prince Consort, one dutiful pace behind.
So now we priests in the Church are encouraged, nay browbeaten and threatened, to subscribe to the greatest financial scam to inflict itself upon the national consciousness since the South Seas Island Bubble. I mean, of course, the fantasy of global warming. The church has swallowed whole the spurious (but of course, politically correct) propaganda in favour of this drivel. So now we have, as it were, not Directors of Mission – God forbid we should think alien religions were in any way inferior! – but Archdeacons for low energy light-bulbs and Area Deans for carbon footprint.
What does it say for the mind of the Church that it should be so taken in by this rubbish? I thought we were called to be prophetic, standing out against the trend. of following the corrupt and fanciful anti-intellectualism of our times in a mood of what can only be described as corrupt and faithless sentimentality
The bishops and synodsmen, the hierarchy which presumes to govern us, is intellectually vacuous, senile and entirely captured by – what it ought prophetically to oppose – the spirit of a debauched and decadent age.