He is recognisably part of the English radical tradition of plain-speaking preachers. Alas, unlike in the days of John Wesley, today's radical churchmen ally themselves with a liberal Left that is almost entirely anti-theist, and actively wants to remove this irrational creed from public life.
Fraser once wrote in Socialist Worker: "Christianity is...the religion of turning the other cheek, communal meals and blessed are the poor. In contrast, Christendom is what Christianity became when it got mixed up with the Roman Empire."
There is, of course, some truth in this, but when Fraser argues that "what secularisation specifically attacks is state religion, the religion of Christendom" and that "post-Christendom provides an opportunity for a very different Christian voice to emerge", he is deeply misguided. For secularism today instead leads the state itself to take on the role of Church, to become the arbiter of morality, the vehicle for social change, and even the font of happiness and hope. No wonder that intolerant statists are so keen to remove the influence of the rival, older faith.
Jesus said: "Love your enemies"; he didn't say actively help them destroy you. But that, unfortunately, is what the Church of England seems intent on doing.