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Bishop Of Derby Asserts Nordic Model Reduces Sexual Exploitation And Slavery

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From the Modern Slavery Second Reading debate in the House of Lords on 17 November:-

 

4:12 pm The Bishop of Derby (Bishop)

 

I also flag up an amendment in the Commons, which was unsuccessful, introduced by a member of the Select Committee, Fiona Mactaggart, about demand in terms of the sex trade. Although I do not think it would be suitable to have legislation in this Bill about prostitution and criminalising payment for sex, many countries, especially the Nordic countries, have done a lot of work to show that sexual exploitation flourishes through prostitution and that where there has been legislation to criminalise the purchase of sex—which is the commodification of other human beings—that has had a dramatic effect on the level of sexual exploitation and slavery.

 

 

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what does a god bothering bloke who wears a frock know about it?

he should shut the fuck up IMHO

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This misinformed fool should be bombarded with the facts and the reality of the insane model he supports! Also some Anglican clergy in Canada have come out against the insanity about to be adopted there!

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Time to all bash the bishop 

 

i left my coat somewhere!!!!!

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If sex work was treated like every other job, everyone would benefit. Independent escorts would complete a self assessment and pay tax, and agency workers would get sick pay and customers wouldn't have to be so secretive. Legalizing it would have same effect on sex work as ending prohibition did for the drinks industry

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Words failed me on reading this; I was gobsmacked. Priests have been sexually assaulting children for years while their bishops, at best, did nothing. Now we have the good bishop of Derby pontificating on a subject he apparently knows little about. May I respectfully suggest to all the bishops in the House of Lords that they put their own houses in order before venturing to tell others how to run their lives on matters like this.

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He is a bishop ffs, his entire life and career are based on religious fiction and the belief that he is one day going to get sucked up to heaven for being a good boy on earth. Him and people like him should be locked up and medicated not given license to spread their infection to others nor comment on serious issues in the real world

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I wonder which is the greater sin, for an independent un-pimped non-trafficked WG to use the gifts that God gave her to bring pleasure to others (in return for payment), or for a barrister to advocate on behalf of some unscrupulous business to enable them to avoid liabilities towards their workers or the environment?

 

Commodification is a potentially powerful principle to undermine the case for many commercial activities.  Paid sex work amongst consenting adults is by no means the only area of commodification of services.  Should all paid for childcare facilities be closed down on the basis that they are commodifying parenthood?

 

Paying for a passport to heaven is a pretty unseemly business too imho.

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Quoting from Chloe:

"He is a bishop ffs, his entire life and career are based on religious fiction and the belief that he is one day going to get sucked up to heaven for being a good boy on earth."

Loved that. 'Vacuumed up' might have been better!

Seriously though, I much agree with Chloe. Since I began punting I've become even less enamoured with organised religion and, more importantly, have, I find, become much more caring about other folk.

Uncle Pokey

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Interesting how it's assumed the clergy do not pay for sex.

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Let us move to a secular State, and have no clergy with automatic rights to sit in The Lords.

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Seriously though, I much agree with Chloe. Since I began punting I've become even less enamoured with organised religion and, more importantly, have, I find, become much more caring about other folk.

Uncle Pokey

Yes  -  funny that, isn't it!

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Interesting how it's assumed the clergy do not pay for sex.

Strawberry - Tell all! Do please tell all!

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Interesting how it's assumed the clergy do not pay for sex.

Presumably they think it's theirs by "divine right"!!

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Interesting how it's assumed the clergy do not pay for sex.

I would be interested to see the church financial records published for the years when they owned half the brothels in europe...I wonder how much they made 

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Try searching for 'The Bishop of Winchester's Geese' - a very lucrative flock! :)

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Try searching for 'The Bishop of Winchester's Geese' - a very lucrative flock! :)

And one of our members works just round the corner from the Cross Bones graveyard. I'm surprised she hasn't marketed herself as one of the Bishop of Winchester's Geese!

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