An open letter to compassionate conservative-voters

Birthday Trip out of the house

I’m taking a deep breath here. I have a guest post going up at Archbishop Cranmer’s blog today (the blog is well-known and respected for representing God and Politics, Christianity and Conservatism). I’m well out of my comfort zone – I’m making an important point, and a very exciting announcement. Won’t you come with me and find out what I’m doing? (and support me in the comments?!) Click here to travel on over. 


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13 Responses to An open letter to compassionate conservative-voters

  1. ron striebig 27th May, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

    As a Christian , who, when I was quite terribly ill and gone from the world and all its
    materialistic ideas, God spoke to me and from that day on I knew that I was the most
    important person on Earth. I was given the extreme confidence to know this and hence the wisdom to realise that we are all equal in the sight of God but not in Man’s eyes.
    The Conservative philosophy is one of evil in its entirety which relies for its 25% support
    from people sold the ideas of personal aspiration, greed , acquisitiveness, to the exclusion
    and vilification of the poor, homeless, disabled , weak, sick and marginalised.
    Their new term in office will I am sure be dogged by rejection , when the working poor
    and non working poor wonder what the words ‘do the right thing? ‘ really means .

    • Tanya 21st June, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

      Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  2. Sarah Reed 21st May, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    I’m a bit late catching up on this post but well done for speaking up for those who have been easy victims from the welfare cuts. Like you, I am deeply concerned for the effects the future cuts will continue to have on the most vulnerable members of our society.
    I know you speak from great integrity, personal experience and have already championed the case for the sick and disabled for a long time and many of the comments only serve to prove how deep the problem and mentality goes.
    I was particularly disheartened to read the personal attacks which were totally unjustified and I stand by you and cheer you on!
    The development of your ‘Compassionate Britain’ looks really interesting and I will be watching with interest. It looks like I could be rolling up my political sleeves again..!?!

    • Tanya 21st June, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

      Thanks for being such an advocate, Sarah. And get those sleeves rolled up – you’re much more clued up than most!

  3. Michael Wenham 20th May, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    Let those who have ears to hear listen.

  4. Joanna Dobson 18th May, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    Absolutely brilliant and fantastic. Rock on Tanya. I am.nearly in tears about the comments though. Wanted to share your letter on Facebook bit tragically the comments just confirm what puts most of my non-Christian friends off going near a church. You are one of my Christian heroes though! Sending you so much respect xx

    • Tanya 21st June, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      I’m so sorry about the comments – I completely understand about your reluctance to share the post because of the comments, and it is a really tragic indictment of a section of the church. Thank you so much for standing with me – I always value your support.

  5. Helen 18th May, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    Thank you Tanya – as a fellow sufferer who was also gutted by the results of the election and by a little dip into the comments beneath your heartfelt letter! Best advice? Don’t read them! x

    • Tanya 21st June, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      I started replying to them all, but they got to be just too many, so I ducked out.

  6. Stephanie 17th May, 2015 at 11:49 pm #

    It’s rather disheartening to read the comments, but what you’ve said here is important and valuable and necessary. I can only imagine the cost, physically and emotionally, to write it. Hugs to you.

    • Tanya 21st June, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      The comments were somewhat overwhelming, but I am persuaded that the majority of Conservative voters don’t hold some of the able-ist and occasionally callous views stated in the comments.

      • Stephanie 21st June, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

        I’m hopeful. Just in my little sphere of the world, attitudes are changing.

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