Canterbury fan dance
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 01, 2003
It's always embarrassing when you're caught playing the shell game.
So you almost had to pity the poor Archbishop of Canterbury, when London's Daily Telegraph obtained a confidential memo from an adviser, suggesting ways in which the Anglican prelate could divert attention away from all those troubling stories on homosexual clergymen.
Perhaps His Grace would like to publish some poetry? Or make a speech in the House of Lords?
Oh, Yes; and be sure to discourage the idea that you're a liberal, by "being seen and heard as receptive to conservative opinion."
Since the homosexuality issue isn't going away, the key is "displacing it in the public mind."
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Or the one over there, in a lavender cassock, emerging noisily from the closet.
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