A jaw-dropping moment watching the BBC Andrew Marr Show this morning when the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, bemoaned what he called the politically correct prejudice which makes it difficult to obtain grants for his Youth Trust and other Christian organisations because many people believed, wrongly, that their purpose was to make converts.
“These youth groups that are actually helping a lot of their friends, they are not doing it in order to make them Christian. They’re doing it out of compassion and out of care. So when a charge project for example applies for a grant to a local council, questions are going to be asked and most of the time those grants are turned down because they think they are proselytising, WHICH ACTUALLY IS NOT PART OF THE HEART OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH."
Does this make the Archbishop some sort of heretic?
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
- Mark 16.15