Saturday, 17 March 2018

"Look, Social Justice Warriors, Really, It's All Your Fault.."

No, for once, that's not me saying that!
The Church of England may have “overcompensated” for earlier repressive attitudes to gay clergy with a reluctance to deal rigorously with priests who sexually abused children, Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury, has said.
You sort of have to admire the chutzpah here, don't you?

I mean, once you get past the horror and revulsion that this preening popinjay can actually advance this as an excuse, of course.
In recent years, “more and more people [are] coming out of the closet. The question of clergy sexuality has been more openly discussed. The change in climate has been quite striking … I think there has been a sea change.
He went on: “At a time when people were beginning to feel awkward about traditional closeted attitudes, there was perhaps an overcompensation, [people] saying, ‘Well, we don’t want to be to be judgmental about people’s sexual activities … We must therefore give people a second chance and understand the pressures,’ and so on.”
He suggested that “a rather paradoxical consequence of the traditional view of homosexuality within the church [is that] you want to overcompensate a bit for it.”
I'm not religious, but I rather suspect that that's not what the phrase 'suffer the little children' means...


Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with being a homosexual and getting together with other consenting adults who are also homosexual and doing together whatever floats your collective boats.

Abusing children sexually is a very serious crime.

This is not difficult to understand.


Libertarian said...

It's always the former archbishop, or former home secretary, isn't it?

Northish said...

No, Baron Williams, it is your complete inability to judge right from wrong that is the problem, or did you know, and just thought it wasn't politically correct to say anything? The only useful purpose that you and your church could have served was to stand up for the values of an enlightened society, and lets face it, you were spectacularly crap at that.

JuliaM said...

"This is not difficult to understand."

Indeed so. Yet it's clearly serving someone's agenda to conflate the two things.

"It's always the former archbishop, or former home secretary, isn't it?"

When there are no longer consequences. So brave.