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Ceremonial funeral for Margaret Thatcher is a 'mistake', says Bishop of Grantham
The Telegraph ^ | 4/14/13 | Alice Philipson

Posted on 04/14/2013 5:46:28 AM PDT by markomalley

The Bishop of Grantham has branded the decision to give Baroness Thatcher a ceremonial funeral with full military honours a "mistake".

The Rt Rev Tim Ellis, speaking from Lady Thatcher's birthplace in Lincolnshire on Sunday, said the funeral was "asking for trouble" and should be "more low-key and personal".

More than 800 personnel from the Armed Forces units that played a key part in the Falklands conflict will line the route of the funeral procession from the Palace of Westminster to St Paul's Cathedral in London on Wednesday. It is thought the funeral will cost in the region of £8 million.

Police have said they are braced for trouble from protesters after a series of 'parties' celebrating Lady Thatcher's death were held last week.

The Rt Rev Tim Ellis said: "I am not surprised by the parties which show that events of 30/40 years ago still engender that kind of violent reaction because her reign was very divisive and controversial, and people still remember that today.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 04/14/2013 5:46:28 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The Bishop of Grantham is wrong, she deserves great respect. It is due her.

I have no use for the English King/Queen bull, but Thatcher was an icon and an English Patriot. The Idiot Left in England should shut their mouth.


2 posted on 04/14/2013 5:50:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: markomalley

Eff off Bishop...shouldn’t you be out ministering to your Muslim imam friends?


3 posted on 04/14/2013 5:52:05 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: markomalley

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9351453/Bishops-rebel-against-Church-marriage-policy.html

The same bishop agitating for gay marriage within the Anglican church


4 posted on 04/14/2013 5:54:51 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: markomalley

Trouble? Good! I hope the left goes absolutely mad.


5 posted on 04/14/2013 5:56:34 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: markomalley

Too bad that in nannyengland these military and ex-military will be UNARMED.


6 posted on 04/14/2013 5:57:26 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: markomalley; flaglady47
I'd prefer hearing from the Earl of Grantham in "Downton Abbey" than this Bishop of Grantham twit.

Leni

7 posted on 04/14/2013 6:03:39 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: markomalley

The Rt Rev Tim Ellis appears to be among the 98% of C of E clergymen who give the other 2% a bad name.


8 posted on 04/14/2013 6:06:47 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: markomalley

So just dump her corpse in a quiet country ditch somewhere and pretend that she never existed, much less served at the UK’s longest standing PM...is that what these lunatics want?


9 posted on 04/14/2013 6:06:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: markomalley
The Rt Rev Tim Ellis said: "I am not surprised by the parties which show that events of 30/40 years ago still engender that kind of violent reaction because her reign was very divisive and controversial, and people still remember that today.

Her democratically elected government (U.S. American: "administration") was in power; it is incorrect to refer to that as a "reign."

Regards,

10 posted on 04/14/2013 6:11:53 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: niteowl77

The Rt Rev Tim Ellis appears to be among the 98% of C of E clergymen who give the other 2% a bad name.
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LOL Very funny way of putting it. Unfortunately it’s moving in that direction rapidly.


11 posted on 04/14/2013 6:15:09 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: markomalley

It is thought the funeral will cost in the region of £8 million. That means it will cost 12,276,000 million dollars. Baroness Thatcher would be outraged. She was for saving money. If that number is correct than they are going against Margaret Thatcher’s wishes for her funeral.


12 posted on 04/14/2013 6:15:21 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Monkey Face

ping


13 posted on 04/14/2013 6:23:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Just what this family needs: more smugness.)
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To: markomalley
...her reign was very divisive and controversial...

So in other words, only people whose views he agrees with deserve that honor.

14 posted on 04/14/2013 6:32:03 AM PDT by NJRighty ("It's sick out there and getting sicker" - Bob Grant)
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To: markomalley

Wonder if some of those Falkland vets might do a little ass-kicking?


15 posted on 04/14/2013 6:35:18 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: markomalley
Is this the Bishop of Grantham?


16 posted on 04/14/2013 6:36:46 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: markomalley

Anyone got any idea why it is apparently impossible for anyone with integrity and a microphone to say “We really don’t care if it offends you or not”??

Just once and more would follow. That’s what leaders do. And Thatcher did.


17 posted on 04/14/2013 6:37:43 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: markomalley
.....her reign was very divisive and controversial, and people still remember that today.

Why is this? Was the economy not in shambles, did her policies not turn that around? What is there to "disagree" about? It worked or it didn't.
18 posted on 04/14/2013 6:53:15 AM PDT by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: markomalley

” her reign was very divisive and controversial”

Liberalspeak for “we didn’t get our Marxist ways”.


19 posted on 04/14/2013 7:07:34 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: markomalley

Who would protest at Thatcher’s funeral? Degenerate commie scum that’s who.

The meek Anglican’s are used to being bullied by the left.


20 posted on 04/14/2013 7:07:51 AM PDT by y6162
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To: CodeToad

How true!


21 posted on 04/14/2013 8:04:00 AM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: markomalley

Soooooo...when the Bill Clinton one goes to his just reward...should Americans riot at his funeral?


22 posted on 04/14/2013 8:09:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: saganite

I’m with you. Let the Lefties go crazy. Let people see what they’re really like.


23 posted on 04/14/2013 8:17:02 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: napscoordinator
When did you last personally discuss details of the cost of her funeral with the Baroness?

THE COST

The final bill for the funeral may approach £10million. Lady Thatcher’s family is meeting an unspecified amount of the expense, thought to cover transport, flowers and the cremation, with the Government funding the rest, including security.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said: ‘When it comes to money, the rebate she negotiated for this country from the EU has brought us so far £75billion…I think that puts money in perspective.’

War leader's funeral: Baroness Thatcher will be carried into St Paul's by units linked to the Falklands War

24 posted on 04/14/2013 8:52:42 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: dennisw
This bishop is owned by satan. Only evil can promote hate from the pulpit.

LLS

25 posted on 04/14/2013 8:59:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

These alleged men of the cloth get wackier every day and more against religious tradition


26 posted on 04/14/2013 10:15:46 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

As it was in the days of JESUS. There are many good men of the cloth but there are many working for the other team.
Thanks for the response... always appreciated.

LLS


27 posted on 04/15/2013 7:18:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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