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When comedy goes beyond a joke

Laughter should not be used to justify causing offence, argues Peter Graystone

TO WRITE a column about offensive comedy is risky. I have, of course, devised a scabrously offensive joke for the opening paragraph. It is far too distasteful to publish in the Church Times, however; so I am censoring myself. But the punchline is “Southwark diocesan synod”.

There are many reasons why that joke could be offensive — the reputations of bishops past or future, or a range of issues so broad that Evan­gelicals, liberals, homosexuals, and people of colour all ...

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Wed 24 Aug 16 @ 8:47
RT @matthewcashmore@OurCofE would you mind retweeting to help with my dissertation please? I'm at Ripon College Cuddesdon. https://t.co/4s7IvzzaHx

Tue 23 Aug 16 @ 9:39
Health-care chaplains are called to serve from a place of vulnerability & equality, argues @canonjpemberton https://t.co/IERXgigkPm