Saturday 9 March 2013
CARDINAL KEITH O’BRIEN – response on CrazyRev blog, Rev Brian Ross
Thanks for these excellent thoughts on the need for repentance by us all. My own less worthy thoughts follow!
Are you not missing the point, Brian, that although his own sexual orientation appears to be gay, he was speaking out, very vigorously in recent years and months, against homosexual activity and orientation. Therefore, the charge of hypocrisy remains and his repentance - if it ever happened and you are only hoping it did to help salvage your position(!) - was not genuine.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien remains in a very strong state of discrimination and prejudice from his outspoken comments, something that the Lord Jesus Christ never did. In fact, He embraced gladly the outcast minorities of His day - women, lepers, tax collectors and sinners. And you must know who the sinners were (while telling them not to do it again, I know!). But the good Lord was really rather namby-pamby on such issues of sex, according to Dr Luke. He was much stronger on preaching non-violence. He was, too, dead against empire building, according to temptation no 3 - something that we Christian Brits have been particularly good at down the centuries, along with the accompanying violence.
Did you also oppose the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967, Brian? Do you, now wish the law to be repealed?