Gavin Drake

Journalist

The Church of England is a tortoise compared to Rome’s hare

There are many ways of comparing denominations. There are so many differences of style, liturgy, customs and even doctrine. But such comparisons are always subjective. One man’s heresy is another man’s cornerstone. But recent events involving the leadership of the Church of England and the…

The shocking outcome to Aussie radio station royal pregnancy prank

A radio station presenter called a female journalist a “fat slag”, live on air. Another presenter at the same station pressured a 14 year old girl, also live on air, to confirm that she had been raped. For both of these breaches the regulator imposed…

Church in Wales’ Governing Body debates women bishops

A consultation  conducted earlier this year suggested that a majority of members of the Governing Body (GB) were in favour of women bishops, the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, said. “Seventy-nine per cent of lay members and 83 per cent of clerical members indicated either…

The Leveson Inquiry – a brief update of the evidence to date (it’s all Tom Watson’s fault)

It’s not the Murdochs’ fault, it’s one lone journalist. It’s not the one lone journalist’s fault, it’s the executives. It’s not the executives’ fault, it’s the lawyers. It’s not the lawyers’ fault, it’s the police. It’s not the police’s fault, it’s the company. It’s not…

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