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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A damascene conversion

From
they are sad, pitiful losers, the furthest of outcasts from our society.
[...]
they can undergo counselling that reduces their chances of reoffending substantially.
To
I'm not really inclined to spend my time engaging with paedophile-defenders like - as you put it - "His Holiness."
[...]
I hope one day you have an awareness of the despicable and evil crime you are defending
How times change!

See posts at Dolphinarium:
Paedophiles are Human Too
and
Johann Hari's rude and bigoted reply to a reader who corrected his factual inaccuracies

Let me be clear: the Pope is not a paedophile-defender, far from it. That slur was in response to a reader who dared to correct Jonathan Hari's outrageous misrepresentation of Crimen Sollicitationis and Pope Benedict. For a sympathetic approach to offenders (particularly if they are pop stars) cf. Johann Hari's earlier article Paedophiles are People Too.
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