What an odious god to choose to believe in.
And oh that poor child. Imagine living with a mother who believes you are her own, personal, punishment.
This speech came on the back of the pastoral letter issued to all parishes in the last week asking priests to condemn abortion from on high. What could be more effective than a grieving mother, who blames herself for her child’s disabilities.
It galls me that the religion responsible for perpetrating unspeakable crimes on the children of this nation still sees fit to lecture us on our morality.
They have no grounds to speak.
As they have not yet meaningfully apologised for the misery of the Magdalene Laundries (their answer to unwanted pregnancies), the abuse at industrial schools like Ferryhouse (their solution for where to put the unwanted babies), and the systematic cover-up of child abuse at all levels and in all dioceses in this country, they can remain silent on the subject of women and what they do with their bodies.
They can remain silent on that status of people with special needs.
They managed to stay silent for long enough on their own failings.
I've had enough of their kind of meddling.