”The Archbishop Of Canterbury issued an ‘unreserved and unequivocal’ apology on behalf of the Church of England.
Winchester College knew in 1982 about allegations of sadomasochistic abuse at the hands of John Smyth, a British QC who ran a series of Christian summer camps known as “Bash camps” after the nickname of their founder EJH Nash.
The current archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, also attended the camps as a dormitory officer and knew Smyth but in a statement Lambeth Palace said “no one discussed allegations of abuse by John Smyth with him”.”
”Smythe is accused of recruiting 22 boys into a cult.
In this cult, the boys were beaten with a garden cane.
The beatings were supposedly to purge the boys of sins such as masturbation and pride.
The beatings took place in a shed in the garden of Smyth’s Winchester home.”
The beatings were revealed to the Iwerne Trust in 1982, when one boy attempted suicide.
The Iwerne Trust commissioned a report into the allegations, which was carried out by Mark Ruston, a vicar who was a friend of Welby.
However, neither the Iwerne Trust nor Winchester College, a number of whose pupils were attacked, reported Smythe to the police.
Smyth was allowed to leave the UK.
Welby says that he was made aware of the allegations against Smythe in 2013 when police eventually became involved.
In 1978, Welby left England to work in Paris for an oil company.”
Lots on the apostate Bishop here.
eg: Why does Justin Welby want us to understand jihadis?
sovereigntea2 February 2017
Harriet PIE Harman is the niece of Lord Longford.
The Curious Case of Harriet Harman, P.I.E, Lord Longford, Jimmy Savile, Myra Hindley, Cliff Richard, David Cameron and the VIP child-abuse scandal
By thecolemanexperience February 20, 2014
Action for Reconciliation in Nigeria | Tony Blair Faith Foundation
22 Nov 2012 – Tony Blair and Bishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, along with HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan,
The church finds itself being reformed by bankers (i.e., John Spence and Lord Green, etc.), neither of whom have any expertise in the fields they are wielding power in – theological education and leadership studies respectively. Theology should be a key foundation in these initiatives.
Instead, theology is treated as a potential encumbrance, and ruthlessly excluded. That gifts an open, defenceless road for one proposed initiative of the ‘Reform and Renewal’ agenda: namely to divert funds away from needy and over-stretched rural parishes, and hand the money over to successful, ‘growing’ suburban parishes. This all makes sense to the bankers running ++Justin’s strategy. But what this does to the identity and mission of a national church is utterly despicable. And, frankly, how this reflects the gospel is (theologically) incomprehensible.
Deuteronomy 23:19-20 – Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
Ezekiel 18:13 – Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
Deuteronomy 23:19 – Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
Ezekiel 22:12 – In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.
goody2 February 2017
John Smyth’s son PJ Smyth – Covenant Life Church
Why is Pastor P.J. Smyth Comfortable Enabling Child Sexual Abuse At Covenant Life Church?
February 3, 2017
I just stumbled upon this by chance, so I’m not sure if you’re aware of new information about Mr Smyth which has surfaced in a news feature on Ch4 in UK this week, to be followed this evening with an investigative journalism piece on the camps he helped run in Zimbabwe https://www.channel4.com/news/archbishop-apologises-for-historic-abuse-the-full-story
goody2 February 2017
Son of lawyer in ‘spanking’ documentary heads US ‘megachurch’ embroiled in sex scandal – Dave Chambers | 2017-02-02