Vasantha Gnanadoss

Dear Archbishop,

I write about your statement in response to Lord Carlile’s report.

Surely you are wrong to treat transparency as an absolute value that overrides all other considerations. ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ is a higher value and in this case transparency caused great harm to the reputation an innocent person. That is wrong.

To refer implicitly as you do to evil actions by Bishop George Bell, when an objective investigation has concluded that there is no dependable evidence of the evil, was in my view a wicked act of defamation.

Yours sincerely,

Vasantha Gnanadoss

Member of General Synod 1990 – 2015

Author(s) 
Anne A DawsonClick to open this page
Alan GaddClick to open this page
Vasantha GnanadossClick to open this page
Yvonne GrahamClick to open this page
Ruth Hildebrandt GraysonClick to open this page
Christopher HoareClick to open this page
David JasperClick to open this page
David Jasper & Ann LoadesClick to open this page