‘Racist’ campaign to derail Sentamu’s Canterbury chances

Apr 22, 2012

Bishop refers to ‘African chief thing’ after claims of racist campaign against Canterbury favourite

Daniel Berehulak

AN ALLY of Dr John Sentamu, the favourite to replace Dr Rowan Williams as the Archbishop of Canterbury, warned that the Ugandan-born Archbishop of York has become the victim of a racist campaign to derail his chances a month before two anonymous bishops referred negatively to his African origin.

Reverend Arun Arora, who is about to become the Church of England’s director of communications, said in a blog post last month: “At its best, the besmirching of John Sentamu has revealed that strand of snobbery which views outsiders as lacking class, diplomacy or civility - in other words ‘not one of us’.

“At worst it has elicited the naked racism which still bubbles under the surface in our society, and which is exposed when a black man is in line to break the chains of history.”

Rev Arora's claims of “anonymous whispering” have been given new impetus today after two unnamed bishops brought up Dr Sentamu’s race in disparaging remarks to The Sunday Telegraph.

One said: “I think Sentamu is clearly going to be a very strong front-runner, although I think there are also the people who are not quite sure that he is suitable in terms of the way he behaves, because he is quite tribal and the African chief thing comes through.

He said he would prefer the “level-headed” Bishop of Norwich, adding, “You wouldn’t know where you were with Sentamu, whereas you would with Norwich.”

Another, retired, bishop said: “There is something in Sentamu which retains his African views and approach, which can be at one time an asset and another time can be a problem.”

This, he believes, is obvious in Dr Sentamu’s “understanding around issues of human sexuality”.

Earlier this year, the Archbishop of York opposed government plans to legalise same-sex marriage, saying: “Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.”

Dr Rowan Williams announced last month that he would step down as the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church, at the end of the year. Dr Sentamu was swiftly named as favourite. As Robert Chesshyre observed for The Week, the installation in Lambeth Palace of a man who once languished in a Ugandan jail cell as a political prisoner of Idi Amin would be “one of the most astonishing ascensions to the top of the British establishment tree there has ever been”.

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 Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, White countries for everybody??????????

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE
problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white
country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but
nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in
millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY
white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e.,
intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would
be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into
EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE
problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide
against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives
will just say that I'm a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

I feel certain that this is just another example of racism. By this I refer to the continuous promotion by the various 'Establishments' showing preference for the advancement for people of foreign extraction over members of the indigenous population in the UK. When the ancesters of the majority people who made these islands great were English, as well the current generation making the biggest contribution to the economy with their taxes. One has to wonder how, after discounting the obvious BBC bias, can this preference for outsiders be justifified?!

I don't know if I'm getting dumber with age but I didn't get diddly squat of  what the two previous posts are on about. The article is about John Sentamu and a supposed racist plot to stop his becoming the Archbishop of Canterbury. Why give a damn if he's black or bloody green! He's damn good at his job and in touch with many people of varied backgrounds. Good luck to him and I hope he gets the job.

The most despicable thing about this is the fact that Christianity is forever on the moral mountain believing that it is superior to other faiths. Yet we see that toxic racism, one of the most destructive forces we are still living with today rears its ugly head in such 'reverend and holy' circumstances!