by Thomas Cranmer
Ken Livingstone has been out on the campaign trail, highlighting that the Mayor of London can be an educator of the ignorant masses because the job comes with a pulpit from which he can preach. He told the assembled faithful at Holy Trinity Brompton that he had recently read for the first time in his life the words of Jesus, which he observed ‘could have been written for today as they seem to be an agenda for all humanity’. Especially, he said, those sentences where Jesus exhorts us to love our neighbour, and that our neighbour is everyone, and that in Christ Jesus there is neither Jew nor Gentile, nor male nor female, for all are equal in His sight. Mr Livingstone lauded the greatest commandment, which he said was ‘a creed for all of us’. In recognition of the scales falling from his eyes, he wants ‘to make sure that every non-Christian in London knows and understands the words of Jesus’, so it might stop ‘the demonisation of Christianity that is daily spewed out by poisonous papers like The Guardian‘. He wants to educate ‘the mass of Londoners who have no understanding of the words of the Son of God’. This, he says, ‘will help to cement’ London as ‘a beacon that demonstrates the meaning of the words of Jesus’.
Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!