The Cranmer blog ran this advertisement and is now receiving threatening emails from the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) as it is believed by some complainants to be offensive and homophobic.
I am running it because I simply can;t see how anyone could reach that conclusion.
If you can see that, could you please enlighten me in the comms box.
I note that many people who disagree with Cranmer (and me) on Same-Sex Marriage are as mystified, and outraged, at this as I am, according to the many messages Cranmer has received on his blog and Twitter.
Secretive (eg my wife doesn't know I'm writing this blog)
Mendacious (eg my name isn't really Ben Trovato - that comes from an Italian saying: Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato - if it's not true, it's well found (or made up, as we'd say.))
Superficial (I have an interest in almost everything, and can pass myself off as knowing a lot more than I do...)
Self-deluding (my wife probably does know about this blog by now...)
For the record, my kids aren't really called Antonia, Bernadette, Charlie and Dominique either... It would seem unfair to write about them under their true names, so ABCD seemed a good idea. My wife's not Anna either, but again the AB pattern seemed pleasing.