When the going gets weird, the slimy point and scream “SECULARISSSSSTS!!!”:
In his installation service as the new leader of Catholics in England and Wales, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols called for a greater respect of religious belief. […]
Secularists, such as Richard Dawkins, who try to rubbish religion are encouraging intolerance, the archbishop told a congregation of 2,000 at Westminster Cathedral. […]
He urged that there should be “respectful dialogue” and that this needs to go “beyond the superficial and slogans”.
Because nothing says “respectful dialogue” like…
The archbishop played a leading role in fighting the introduction of gay rights laws in 2006, which now make it illegal to discriminate against gay couples when placing children for adoption.
Given the choice between leaving kids in the care of a gay couple I know or leaving them with a priest and a nun, I know which option I’d feel most comfortable with (talk about a No-Brainer). But speaking of kids, while the Archbish was running his yap about atheists and secularists undermining society, did he have anything to say about the latest report of (the seemingly endless list of) Catholic school child abuse? Not a thing. Although he did mention it earlier, in passing:
Earlier, the new Archbishop risked controversy on his first day in office when he said a report exposing decades of systematic child abuse by Catholic priests and nuns in Ireland would “overshadow” the good they had done.
He said it took “courage” for Catholic church members who abused children to face up to their actions.
Made the church look bad, ooh. The child abusers were courageous, oh yes. And… something’s missing here… hmm… uh… starts with “K”…oh! Yeah! Kids! Anything about the kids? Hello? Oh right, they weren’t fetuses at the time, so too bad so sad, I guess. SILLY ME! What was I thinking?