Being the Bishop of Stafford is like being Josef Fritzl

A reply to the BIshop of Stafford

Josef Fritzl represents merely the most extreme form of a very common philosophy of life: I will do what makes me happy, and if that causes others to suffer, hard luck.

In fact you could argue that, by the Bishop of Stafford’s refusal to face the truth about the abuse of analogy, he is as guilty as Fritzl is – he is in effect condemning his children and grandchildren to a life hidden away from public view – teased and tormented by the public, condemned by the sins of their father or grandfather as he failed to appreciate that strained metaphors, when especially crass and insensitive, grossly offended people.

If questioned about my views on the Bishop of Stafford this morning I can of course clarify that I am not trying to shock him unnecessarily, nor am I suggesting that someone who makes such statements is a child abuser. 


About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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