Revelations about historical (?) child abuse by the church have become commonplace.
The cover-ups seem almost as horrific as the offences themselves – senior figures guilty of ignoring accusations and quietly moving the guilty to new areas where they can carry on their evil practices on new innocents.
Recently it was revealed that a former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey was complicit in colluding with paedophile bishop, Peter Ball – the Archbishop of Canterbury and a Lord for fuck’s sake!
His sanction? He was asked to resign from his role as honorary Assistant Bishop of Oxford.
Now Carey’s son has come out and said that his father was unfairly treated –
The son of former Archishop of Canterbury George Carey has attacked Church of England bishops for failing to support his father, who he said is the victim of “changing attitudes”.
Last month the Gibb report into sexual abuse by paedophile bishop Peter Ball found that Carey was among church figures who had “colluded” with the disgraced bishop.
He wrote: “I’m struck by the absence of any public expression of sadness and sympathy for my father from the current crop of archbishops and bishops.
“They certainly wouldn’t express any support for him in public because he now suffers from a disease that all bishops fear is contagious – that he has been criticised over handling safeguarding.
“To be criticised for this is like the sin against the Holy Spirit – unforgiveable in the Church of England.
“It’s no matter that the term ‘safeguarding’ hadn’t even been coined when Bishop Peter Ball’s crimes were first reported…Twenty-five years later you are held accountable for cultural attitudes and standards that are totally different today.”
Not a single word of sympathy for the victims of Ball, but a pathetic defence of his disgraced father! –
This merely underlines the failure of the church to do more than pay lip service to dealing with abuse – Carey’s son writes for the Church of England newspaper – no wonder we worry that both the abuse and the cover-ups are continuing!