Pay for it yourselves

Some selfish people want to force the Anglican Church to preserve the totally rooted Christchurch Cathedral.

The Anglican Church cannot legally demolish the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral, lawyers told the High Court today.

A last-ditch legal bid to save the crippled landmark building from demolition has been launched by the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT).

The opponents to demolition are seeking a declaratory court judgment to determine whether the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch’s decision to deconstruct breached a 2003 Act of Parliament designed to protect church buildings.

They believe the Church Properties Trust Act does not give the Anglican Church authority to destroy or deconstruct the cathedral, and the Church Property Trust (CPT), which owns the cathedral, is legally and morally obliged to save it.

These bastards are causing even more stress for what must be a terribly stressed out bunch of people. The church has had to deal with an awful lot of trouble about buildings after the earthquake, at a time when it needs to be ministering to its flock. At times like this people are more important than buildings, and only the selfish would think otherwise.

If the ratbags who think preserving a totally rooted building actually matters then they should pay for it themselves. They should buy out the church and take on all the costs and liabilities associated with a potential death trap, and deal with all the troubles they are trying to impose on the church.

On top of that it isn;t as though this is some centuries old example of traditional church architecture…it is a rather dull, average small town cathedral that is rooted in a rooted small town.08

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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