Communist Subversion of Religion by Christopher Story
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by Christopher Story, Part 1
Canon Wright invites a KGB Agent to Coventry
In 1979, a British clergyman purporting to be a priest of Christ called Canon Kenyon Wright occupied the post of ‘Director of the International Ministry’ at Coventry Cathedral, arguably the most pagan of the British Anglican cathedrals (and the location of a televised parade of clerics who danced in a snakelike formation behind a fanged Chinese dragon on 23rd March 1998).
He organised a conference on ‘Disarmament and Hunger’ under the joint auspices of the Christian Peace Conference [CPC], a Soviet front, and the Cathedral–inviting a Vice-President of the CPC, Metropolitan Gregarios of the KGB-penetrated Russian Orthodox Church, to speak. All propaganda activities of the Russian Orthodox Church, of which this appearance was on, ‘were’ organised by the Department of External Church Relations [DECR] of the Moscow Patriarchate, established in 1946 under Stalin, a former trainee priest himself. In 1943, Stalin had made a ‘concordat’ with the Russian Orthodox hierarchy under which, in return for the restoration of certain earthly rights, they promised to support Soviet foreign policy. He then set up a State Bureau, the ‘Council for the Affairs of Religion’, which effectively placed the activities of the Church under the control of the NKVD (later the KGB).
This in turn ensured that only those clergy willing to promote Soviet propaganda and the Party’s ‘General Line’ (grand strategy) were appointed Metropolitans (Bishops). Therefore, in inviting Metropolitan Gregarios, Canon Wright (a long-term fan and supporter of the Soviets) knew precisely that he was inviting a KGB-approved church official. We have ourselves separately proved that Catholicos Patriarch Ilya II, the friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury and of the far left Bishop Richard Harries of Oxford, has been a KGB agent since 1962. It is a certainty, therefore, that Gregarios was likewise.
In 1981, Wright was appointed General Secretary of the Scottish Churches Council, an office he held until 1990. At the same time, he was a Vice-President of the British Regional Group of the CPC, as well as being a member of the international Committee of the CPC. Canon Wright has all along been hyperactive in his commitment to the penetration, politicisation and subversion of the ecumenical movement: for instance, in 1982, he drafted the important theme-setting ‘conference message’ along with Metropolitan Gregarios for a conference called by the Russian Orthodox Church for ‘Religious Workers for Peace for Saving the Sacred Gift of Life from Nuclear Catastrophe’, attended by representatives of Buddhism, false Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Talmudic Judaism, Shintoism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism. The draft text reiterated the contemporaneous Soviet line demanding world disarmament.
After this initial period of direct collaboration with the KGB front, Canon Wright was given a key role at a Moscow-based propaganda event, incorporating attendees from 90 countries. In 1984, the CPC organised an international seminar entitled ‘Towards a Theology of Peace’ in Budapest, which was attended by representatives of 19 ‘Christian’ denominations from 30 countries. The main discussion group at this event was chaired by Wright. And, underling Wright’s emergence as a senior CPC official, he took part that same year in a CPC delegation to Sweden, Finland and Germany with the aim of winning support from leading churchmen for Soviet disarmament policy. His fellow-delegates included the Chairman of the Christian Peace Conference, Karoly Toth; its Secretary-General, Lubomir Mireojovsky; and Metropolitan Filaret, one of the CPC’s KGB controllers.
Orthodox KGB Agents Exposed on Purpose
Under ‘glasnost’, the Soviets later revealed that Metropolitan Filaret, along with A.S. Buyevsky, the ‘Lay Secretary’ of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department of External Church Affairs, were KGB agents, and that Buyevsky was a member of the World Council of Churches’ Executive and had used his position to influence the policy of the World Council so that it reflected the Soviet ‘line’ in all respects.
These exposés were made as a means of throwing Western observers off the scent– a standard Soviet deception method, based on the correct assumption that weak-minded Western analysts would be ‘satisfied’ with such revelations, assuming them to represent a break with the past; thus, the West could be relied upon to overlook the fact that Russian Orthodox Church leaders have never, over the past 57 years, acknowledged their subservience to Soviet intelligence on the instructions of the Party, and their long-term compliance with Stalin’s requirement that in exchange for the ‘restoration’ of certain previously confiscated ‘privileges’, they must ensure the total subservience of their stance and propaganda to that of the Soviet Party-State and its world revolutionary agenda. A.S. Buyevsky, by the way, was appointed ‘Lay Secretary’ of the DECR in 1946, and remained in his position for 40 years.
The genuine KGB defector Anatoly Golitsyn has revealed that in 1958, Khrushchev summoned the top leadership of the intelligence community to examine alternative means of achieving the Soviet Party’s aim of dominating the world by methods other than nuclear war–an encounter which gave rise to the momentous refurbishment of revolutionary strategy referred to by Golitsyn as the ‘long-range strategy’ which has reached an advanced stage of development under Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin (selected by the strategic collective to front successive stages of the strategy). The intelligence community reported that they had so many agents and agents of influence in place throughout the West that they could be deployed in a strategy of global deception [Peter Wright, Spycatcher, Heinemann Australia, 1987]. In Golitsyn’s more precise terms, the Party instructed the KGB to realise its full strategic revolutionary potential, and mass two-way penetration of the Party and the intelligence services then took place, to facilitate this momentous development.
In 1987, the KGB officer Mikhail Gorbachev–who had attended the crucial 21st CPSU Congress in 1961 as one of 5,000 hand-picked delegates–presided over a conference in Moscow, attended by 1,000 personalities from all over the world, to support his call for a ‘nuclear-free world for the survival of humanity.’ The purpose of this meeting, as with all Soviet influence-building operations, was to create and galvanise a ‘constituency’ which could be relied upon to ‘call for’ the line being espoused by the Soviet strategists. ‘Useful idiots’ like Yoko Ono, Graham Greene, and Peter Ustinov, vociferously supported this event.
The attendees were divided into groups, and the subdivision for ‘religious personality’ was organised by the top leadership of the KGB-controlled Christian Peace Conference. On his return from this event, Canon Kenyon Wright gave an account of it on a local radio show. In that interview, Wright boasted of having spoken with President Gorbachev, Raisa Gorbachev and Eduard Shevardnadze; and Wright even conveyed a message of good will from Gorbachev to the people of Scotland. Throughout the interview, Wright enthusiastically supported Soviet disarmament propaganda.
In September 1990, it was announced that the Christian Peace Conference, the Soviet front, was closing down and that (nevertheless) Canon Kenyon Wright was to be its ‘Interim Secretary’. This of course raised all kinds of questions. What was a Church of England Canon doing acting in an official capacity for a KGB front–and which was supposed to be ‘closing down’? As it happened, Wright was now at a critical stage of his service to the Soviet KGB. For in parallel with his ‘ecumenical’ activities, Canon Wright was simultaneously agitating behind-the-scenes for the establishment of a Scottish Parliament, and had been using his influence in international and domestic ecumenical foray to orientate ‘religious’ constituencies in favour of Soviet
We will show that Wright’s ‘new’ interest in Scotland reflected the KGB-GRU’s ultimate objective–the closure of the United Kingdom’s Trident nuclear submarine bases, which are located there. The even greater objective is the dismemberment of the United Kingdom itself, in fulfillment of Lenin’s sub-strategy of ‘separation precedes federation’, which would mean that the international legal doctrine of Impossiblity of Performance would apply, given that the original signatory of innumerable treaties and accords, the United Kingdom, would have ceased to exist.
British Churchmen Activated by the KGB
The truly mind-blowing dimension of this long-term KGB offensive operation against Britain and the West is that it has been fronted all along by Canons of the Church of England, who have been exploiting and influencing ‘soft ecumenical’ opinion in favour of Soviet disarmament strategy. And the Soviets have been exceptionally thorough, as always, with their influence-building and penetration operations in the loose, flaccid ecumenical movement. For instance, the once respected Keston College, Oxford, which specialises inter alia in religious affairs in the ‘former’ Soviet Bloc, has been thrown off course by the far-Leftist Canon Oestreicher, of the British Council of Churches. We discovered this when checking whether the Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, had been briefed by Keston College, in advance of their trip to Tbilisi in 1993, that Catholicos Patriarch Ilya II of Georgia had been a KGB agent since 1962. The Canon in charge of ‘foreign affairs’ at Lambeth Palace, headquarters of the Church of England, confirmed to us that Keston College had failed to provide this crucial information.
Canon Keynon Wright moved from Coventry to Scotland in 1981, which significantly was the year when NATO and the British Government decided to base Britain’s Trident submarines there. He immediately set about using his ecumenical clout to leverage the setting up of a Scottish Parliament, which now threatens Trident and therefore the security of the United Kingdom and the whole of Europe.
Today, Canon Wright is involved in agitation for a ‘Civic Forum’–linking all Scottish local Councils, Trade Unions, voluntary organisations and of course ‘soft’ ecumenical groupings–which is intended to ‘advise’ the Scottish Parliament. In due course, this body will agitate for the removal of the Trident bases, claiming (falsely) to represent Scottish opinion, and thus providing the Parliament with what could be interpreted as a ‘mandate’ legitimising any call for the removal of Trident the Parliament any make in due course.
Communist Subversion of Religion, Part II
by Christopher Story
Everything He Touches is Politicised
From 1981 to 1990, Canon Wright was General Secretary of the Scottish Churches Council [SCC], the Scottish ecumenical organisation. He effectively politicised this body, converting it into a platform for pro-Soviet policies. And from 1985 onwards, Wright developed what he called the ‘Inter-Church Process’. The Minutes of a meeting of the Council’s Committee on ‘Community, Justice and Peace,’ held on 17th March 1986, which are in our possession, dealt with every political subject under the Soviet sun and made no mention whatsoever of Jesus Christ. Among the subjects covered in the Minutes were nuclear issues, links with Eastern Europe; the Helsinki Assembly of the European Forum of Christian Women; the forthcoming visit to Scotland of a delegation from the Soviet Women’s Committee; Canon Wright’s report on his attendance at the Christian Peace Conference in Bulgaria, also attended by representatives of the Orthodox, Congregational and Baptist Churches; and a forthcoming British Council of Churches visit to Moscow. The Council’s Committee also ‘welcomed’ an invitation extended to Canon Wright for him to attend a Round Table Conference in Moscow. The Minutes of its meeting further show that the SCC was involved in agitprop operations concerning Namibia, South Africa and Latin America, and that in respect of developments in Nicaragua, the SCC believed that the ‘contras’ ‘seemed to have no objective other than the destabilisation of Nicaragua.’
There was a report on a Church visit to China, and disappointment was expressed that a conference held in January on the ‘development of a common strategy in churches’ had not yielded much progress, since ‘churches still seemed to want to pursue their own programmes.’ But the Minutes added that ‘the initial reports on the Inter-Church Process’ were very encouraging.
Canon Wright has been highly effective in politicising virtually every dimension of Scottish ecumenical and church activity on behalf of the Soviets. In this endeavor, he has prominent allies. It is, after all, the notorious Bishop of Edinburgh, the Most Rev. Richard Holloway, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, who has pronounced from the pulpit that he is an atheist, campaigns for the decriminalisation of marijuana, challenges traditional Christian views on the sanctity of marriage, promotes the recognition of homosexual relationships despite the condemnation of Paul in his Epistle to the Romans (Chapter 1), and has, since 1997, openly backed the ordination of practising homosexuals. Both men have openly promoted ‘liberation theology’, which was immediately adopted as the new basis for ‘church unity’ in the context of the so-called ‘Inter-Church Process’.
The first stage of this subversion campaign was the establishment of a nationwide network of interdenominational groups to discuss a booklet entitled ‘What on Earth is the Church For?’ Based on the same principles as the corrosive ‘Alpha Course’ which masquerades as an induction into Christian belief but which in actual fact questions all faith, demolishes true Christian belief and substitutes a politicised ‘social agenda’, the booklet contained a loaded questionaire enabling participants to state what they thought ‘the church’ should be doing. The atheistic BBC seized upon the results and proclaimed that the majority supported its proposals for increased ecumenism (pantheism). In the second stage, regional conferences were held in 1987, at which the Roman Catholic Cardinal Hume called for a commitment to church unity. By 1989, the Catholic Biships of Scotland had agreed to the final stage–namely, to join the other church bodies in ‘calling for’ a new ecumenical organisation named ‘Action of Churches Together in Scotland–ACTS’. As a result of these manoeuvres, the ecumenical organisation in Scotland, masterminded by the KGB-controlled organisation in Scotland, masterminded by the KGB-controlled Canon Kenyon Wright, was able to claim much greater authority.
No sooner had this umbrella group been formed than it started at once to meddle in security affairs and to promote Soviet policies–calling for the abolition of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, the Trident submarine system. According to the ‘Catholic Herald’ [29th November 1991], the Revd. Maxwell Craig, General Secretary of ACTS, wrote in support of Scottish Christian CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), to the Lord Advocate for Scotland, Lord Fraser, complaining that ‘the preparation and planning for the use of weapons of indiscriminate and mass human destruction’ was an indispensable ingredient of the Trident project, and that ‘the whole project may be illegal in international, military and criminal law. The people engaged in these activities are being employed by Her Majesty’s Government to undertake work which renders them liable to prosecution, in terms of the Nuremberg’s principles, for crimes against peace, and in the event of use, for war crimes’. In a statement to the newspaper, the Revd. Craig added: ‘ACTS has traditionally been opposed to Trident. We are now trying to place that opposition before the people in a constructive way.’
How Wright Set Up the Scottish Convention
Writing in the Church of Scotland’s magazine ‘Life and Work’, May 1989, Canon Kenyon Wright described himself as General Secretary of the Scottish Churches Council, a Methodist Minister, and Chairman of the Scottish Constitutional Convention. As a consequence of his activities in the 1980s during the various strikes of that decade, Wright had forged links with many Labour and Liberal-Democrat MPs (the Liberal-Democrats being of the extreme left, but masquerading as ‘middle-of-the-road’ politically). These MPs could be relied upon to ‘call for’ whatever he suggested, in essence, since they were of the same political orientation.
As indicated, Wright used these contacts and the leverage he was able to generate through his ‘Inter-Church Process’ to politicise the ecumenical movement. One outcome of this activity was that a subcommittee of the Scottish Churches Council, the previously mentioned Community, Justice and Peace Committee, was given precise direction by Canon Wright. As confirmed in the Roman Catholic weekly paper ‘The Universe’ of 27th November 1988, delegates from seven Christian denominations issued a statement from Scottish Churches House, Dunblane (headquarters of the Scottish Churches Council), backing ‘calls for’ a Scottish Convention. The paper noted that ‘the delegates...agreed that the convention should consist not just of politicians, but also of representatives of the main Scottish institutions such as education, the law and the Churches’.
The statement also promoted the Soviet formula for democracy in the West (as opposed to ‘democratism’–the illusion of democracy–practiced in the East) as follows: ‘In addition, we need to move towards a new form of democracy which ensures a greater degree of real and constant participation in our society. We recognise...that the constitutional convention is not in itself a Scottish Assembly, but could be the proper forum within which all matters relating to such an Assembly would be discussed’.
In his ‘proposals (dated July 1986) for a conference held in March 1987 as an element of the Inter-Church Process’ (‘process’ being a tell-tale word derived form Soviet usage, for it is always the process which is coveted, for leverage purposes, not the pretext), Wright called for a session to debate the political future of Scotland, urging the SCC to invite MPs and trade unionists to the session in order to establish a ‘consensus’ with delegates. Within a few short months, the outcome was the establishment of a steering committee to launch the Constitutional Convention.
As we have seen, in the 1980s, Canon Kenyon Wright–who ought to be concerned exclusively with spiritual matters–devoted his time to making the ecumenical movement serve the Soviet political agenda. Through his involvement in strikes and the ‘peace movement’, he forged relationships with radical MPs. Scotland was fertile territory for his subversive activity anyway, since there was much hostility there at the time against the Conservative Government; and since Canon Wright had converted Scottish Churches House into the focal point for this opposition, it was a short step from fomenting political dissent to developing a movement for the establishment of a separate Scottish Parliament. Predictably, this is a hotbed of revolutionary action and dissent, posing a direct and lethal threat to the continued existence of the United Kingdom over the medium term.
It is clear from the record (of which the preceding analysis is a condensed summary, based upon comprehensive documentation) that Canon Kenyon Wright is a long-term KGB agent or (at the very least) agent of influence, whose preoccupation is not the Life and the Truth of Jesus Christ but the subversive agenda of the Leninist World Revolution.
He has remained hyperactive both on the open stage and behind-the-scenes in politicising the ecumenical movement and the churches, and in broadening his artificial groupings to form constituencies which ‘call for’ components of the Soviet agenda–of which the abolition of Britain’s nuclear deterrent is the top priority. The spin-off is to be the catastrophic breakup of the United Kingdom, which will have global implications–although it is well on the way, given Britain’s poisonous membership of the European Union collective with its destructive regional policy which divides the country into ten regions owing ‘allegiance’ to Brussels.
Most interestingly of all for students of Soviet strategy: you have just read the outline of a long-range Soviet subversive operation against the United Kingdom which can be traced back without discontinuity to the 1970s.
Soviet Analyst, Vol. 26 Number 4, pp. 5-7
Three things are sacred to me: first Truth, and then, in its tracks, primordial prayer; Then virtue–nobility of soul which, in God walks on the path of beauty. Frithjof Schuon