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Does the Church of England's Moral Judgment Now Belong to Caesar?

Does the Church of England's Moral Judgment Now Belong to Caesar?
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By with Michael R. Shannon
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 10:15 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The United Kingdom’s official church — The Church of England — has evidently decided to outsource what passes for evangelism in CoE circles. Fox News tells us the Great Commission may be assigned to an Alexa app, “This week the Church launched its Alexa skill, which is essentially an app for the popular voice assistant. According to the Church of England, the skill aims to boost users' knowledge of the Christian faith by answering questions such as: what is the Bible? Who is God? What is a Christian?”

We’re not sure if handing the answers to these questions off to an app is due to the tremendous efficiency of silicon-based evangelism or the embarrassment Church of England clergy experience when they have to answer questions like that in public.

The recent fate of Alfie Evans is a case in point.

The Alfie Evans saga is an account of the strange moral reversal that characterizes the times in which we live. The government and the governing elites of the United Kingdom pride themselves on their moral standards that refuse to impose the death penalty on murderers, while the very same government imposes the death penalty on pre-schooler Alfie Evans.

We’re willing to guarantee that if Church of England prelates had been asked to comment on administering a lethal injection to an Oklahoma murderer, there would have been much tut-tutting and disdain. While, in comparison the CoE maintained complete silence during the entire sad, ominous Alfie Evans saga.

For those not familiar with Alfie, the College Conservative provides a condensed version: “Alfie is a toddler with an undiagnosed but devastating neurological disease. After his doctors decided that it was best for Alfie to die, the UK Court of Appeals ruled in their favor and against Alfie’s parents. On April 25th, Alfie was barred from leaving the country.”

Letting Alfie’s parents try to find a cure in Italy would have cost the National Health Service (the UK’s answer to Bernie Sanders’ single payer health care) absolutely nothing. And the government of Italy granted citizenship to Alfie and had a plane on standby to make his traveling as smooth as possible.

Yet his parents were threatened with jail when they tried to get help for their son. On the day Alfie was taken off life support, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby had time to tweet, “Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe delivery of their baby, a brother for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. May God bless them and all of their children with love, happiness and health” while at the same time maintaining complete silence on the Alfie Evans’ case.

Depending upon who was in charge of programming the app, asking the question “What is a Christian?” might be an excellent refresher for members of the Church of England hierarchy, because many appear to have lost their way.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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