Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Yet More Rainbow Skulduggery


This time from the venerable if shrinking Church of England and All Saints with Holy Trinity in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Their crime? Getting people to sing a risible rainbow rewrite version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman in a carol service on Monday.


The new inclusive version of the grand old 17th century carol doesn't include those awkward verses referring to Christ as Saviour and his birth on Christmas day, much less setting us "free from Satan's power when we had gone astray." No, all that's gone, replaced with miserable imprecations on behalf of "erased" women and the "queer and questioning," whoever the latter might be.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols mildly rebuked this torrid malfeasance, telling Times Radio:

I think what Christmas does, and many other moments, it tells us the importance of ritual. Ritual helps us to step outside of our own little bubble and connect with something we have received, inherited and that we hope to pass on.

Those values are the continuation of musical repertoire, of the ability to sing together, of looking at the rituals that have been fashioned over centuries

Those are probably for me more important than particular sensitivities which come and go.


Roughly translated, "I am a gentleman, this is appalling." Others were less kind, with one member of the Church of England's Synod, Sam Margrave, blasting, "Absolutely disgusted an act of worship to our Lord and Saviour is being used to push political ideology contrary to Church of England teaching."

Quite. But for how long? Here at the Compound we marvel at the sheer dropped-on-head-as-infant idiocy of it all and apologize to Loughborough on behalf of the ecclesial cringe mountebanks of All Saints. But we're also confused. Why was there no mention of transsexuals in the so-called "inclusive" carol? 

While we're at it, how inclusive is a Christianity which excludes actual Christians. You see, if you throw the baby out with the bathwater, in this case Christ, you don't have an awful lot left. Someone fire their PR firm. Thanks.

Your Friend,



LindaG said...


You all be safe and God bless, Parson.

LL said...

That is not the version that I sing.

Then again, I'm a long way from woke.

Wild, wild west said...

I had something very rude and socially unacceptable to say in response to this latest Satanic desecration but deleted it in the interests of good taste and public sanitation.

Old NFO said...

No just NO!!!

Mike_C said...

Hmmm. Let’s screw around with the traditions of the other “great Abrahamic religions” and see that goes, shall we?

LSP said...

Mike, my thoughts entirely.

LSP said...

I applaud your politeness, Wild, and had similar thoughts.

LSP said...

It's truly appalling, NFO.

LSP said...

LL, report yourself. Immediately.

LSP said...

Just outrageous, Linda.