The BBC has exposed the abuse of disabled people in Ukraine.
This is a religious problem. My Big Book of Magic Stuff is unequivocal in saying that all people, no matter what their disability, are equal. (Except “No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; no man with a crippled foot or hand, or who is a hunchback or a dwarf, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles. But apart from them, absolutely everybody.)
2 thoughts on “Tim Stanley, blogger, journalist, historian and Catholic”
Thank goodness we have Catholics to lecture us all on the sins of institutional abuse around the world. Oh, hang on a minute….
The perfect riposte, Rev Dr Peter! Throughout most of Christian history, the treatment for people such as those in the Ukrainian institutes would have been to exorcise the evil spirits that were obviously possessing them, often in ways that far surpassed in cruelty the treatments exposed by the BBC. Tim Stanley may claim to be able to discern the presence of the IMF in other human beings, but there was precious little such discernment on the part of his church’s authorities during most of the past.
And now Tim’s spiritual leader is on a mission of penance for the appalling treatment of Native Canadian children over decades, in an attempt to eradicate their culture and forcibly convert them to Tim’s faith. Daniel Greenberg suggested the other day that Papa Frankie might actually offer some form of redress, but I’ll believe that when I see it. We haven’t heard much about Frankie’s mission from the TftD Catholics; but then it’s much easier to be outraged at Ukrainian childcare than it is to admit what’s going on in your own back yard.