Jonathan Aitken to be ordained as a deacon

Jonathan Aitken to be ordained as a deacon

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:30 am

for the Guardian

Jonathan Aitken, the former Conservative cabinet minister who served a prison sentence for perjury, is to be ordained and plans to work as an unpaid prison chaplain.

Aitken became a Christian while serving a prison sentence for perjury in 1999 after lying on oath in a libel case against the Guardian.

Now he is to be ordained as a deacon later this month at St Paul’s cathedral by the new bishop of London, Sarah Mullally.

“I am having a slight struggle tempering my enthusiasm with proper Christian humility,” he told the Sunday Times.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... s-a-deacon

:pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl: Portillo's fuckin Aitken...Portillo's fuckin Aitken....la..la...la..la...la..la..la..la!!!!

That's a chant that was quite widespread at the time in certain political circles!
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Re: Jonathan Aitken to be ordained as a deacon

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:45 am

I suspect he's genuine.
Many in jail find God .... it helps get parole if you can do it and keep a straight face.
This guy all these years later and in his mid 70's will find no money and no glory in it.
So yes I think he's genuine.
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Re: Jonathan Aitken to be ordained as a deacon

Postby Cannydc » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:56 am

Slightly off topic - in my days at RAF Cranwell, the section I worked in contained a certain Junior Technician by the name of Deacon.

I shall always remember the phone ringing while we were out doing some work on a bit of NavAid kit and him answering.....

"Eureka Beacon, J/T Deacon speaking"
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