Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Nanny Bans Hymns

Nanny Bans HymnsOh dear, it seems that even the clergy have succumbed to Nanny's brain washing.

Is nothing sacred?

The Bishop of Hulme, the Rt Rev Stephen Lowe a Church of England bishop, has demanded that churches ban the singing of "I Vow to Thee, My Country"; because he says it is heretical, and has racist overtones.

What utter nonsense!

Lowe seems to be under the delusions that this very popular hymn, which has been sung for generations, is in fact a symptom of the increase in English nationalism.

Lowe then, for good measure, likens it to the rise of Nazism.

The hymn is a popular choice for Remembrance Day services and other national occasions.

Needless to say Lowe doesn't much care for the hymn's associations with the British empire; they are "questionable" in a multi-faith, multi-cultural society.

Like it or not Bishop, there was an Empire which gave good and bad things to the world; you cannot dis-invent the British Empire, nor should you sweep it under the carpet.

It is precisely because of the Empire that we have a multi cultural, and tolerant, society today.

OOHH a bit of controversy!

Bishop Lowe says that the words are "totally heretical", because they suggested that people should pledge their allegiance to their country before God.


"My country, right or wrong is not an appropriate sentiment for Christians to uphold,".


Everyone knows that God is an Englishman, therefore the vow is not contradictory.


  1. Anonymous12:27 PM


    I love dropping by this website and looking at the latest insanity emanating from Nanny but to echo a point made in another comment elsewhere, could you put in hyperlinks to some of the stories? I know that its possible to Google for keywords etc and I've done this on occasions when some of the stories you've mentioned seemed too bizarre to be true but it would be nice (and easier for visitors to your pages) if you could provide a direct link. Or do you get most of your info from printed material rather than the web?

    To illustrate my point, have you seen this story which is a small victory against Nanny?

    Cheers and keep up the good work!

  2. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Where's Torquemada when you need him?

  3. Thanks for the comment Alan.

    I am happy with the current non link policy:

    1 A lot comes from printed articles

    2 Other media organs, eg papers etc, do not link to other organs; unless the story is a reprint word for word


  4. Is this a new story Ken or have you taken it from August 2004?

    I'd be amazed if he's been saying this again after the right royal slagging off he got for it last time.

  5. Anonymous4:38 PM

    It's about a year old, this one, Ken.

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  7. August 2004, I read the wrong date on the article.

    Nonetheless the story is till valid.