‘Why I won’t be gagged’

“There is so much violence worldwide perpetrated against Christians in the name of Islam. Yet I, as a Christian priest, am not supposed to notice it. I am expected to keep my mouth shut and certainly not to write about it in a daily newspaper. Where are the official complaints from the Archbishops, the rest of our failed and spineless hierarchy and the General Synod? Recall the spirit of appeasement from the 1930s. It was disastrous then and it will lead to a much greater disaster today.”

Peter Mullen, Rector of St Michael’s, Cornhill, in the City of London, and Chaplain to the Stock Exchange responds to the recent assault on Canon Michael Ainsworth.

Northern Echo, 25 March 2008