Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dawkins and Hitchens Call for Arresting the Pope

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have announced plans to have the Pope arrested when he visits Britain. This came after this evidence surfaced that the Pope was involved in covering up instances of child abuse by priests:

The Pope was embroiled in new controversy this weekend over a letter he signed arguing that the “good of the universal church” should be considered against the defrocking of an American priest who committed sex offences against two boys. It was dated 1985, when he was in charge of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which deals with sex abuse cases.

The Pope should get no special privileges, and should be investigated the same as any other person accused of a crime, and let the evidence determine his innocence or guilt. Of course, this isn't going to happen, as no doubt those in charge in England will lack the cojones to actually do it.

But we can always pray.

1 comment:

Dan said...

The first comment here
http://richarddawkins.net/articles/5415
argues that whoever was writing headlines that day got a bit carried away.