55 Nelson Street
8 September, 1998
His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury,
Dear Archbishop Carey,
Thank you for your letter, and for taking the time to set out your views at length. You are entitled to your opinions. However, they seem to me in essence little different from those of Tony Higton or Gary Bushell. They are the basis for a discriminatory attitude towards gay people which provides the ideology to fuel queer-bashing. To use an analogy, anti-semitism may be expressed with nuanced obliqueness or through the rantings of Adolf Hitler. It remains anti-semitism.
I am afraid, therefore, that I am unable to reconsider my decision to withdraw my acceptance of your invitation,