Edit: does being sinful in any regard make you exempt from stating the Church's teachings, even if you have been a Liberal for most of your career? If anyone is hypocritical, it's Thompson, who embarks on an ecclesiastical hissy fit of dramatic proportions in an all-too familiar conditioned response to fallen churchmen. How much longer before Damian out and swims the Thames in a fit of rage?
Here's an excerpt from the increasingly anti-Catholic Torygraph:
I'm deeply unimpressed by Cardinal Keith O'Brien's vague and guarded admission that "there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal". Does he really think he can leave it at that? After raging against gay marriage with a ferocity that was – I suspect – intended to make the English bishops look wimpish and therefore butter up the Vatican?
Scottish Catholics in particular have the right to ask: What the hell do you mean by "sexual conduct"?
And what are we supposed to make of this? "In recent days certain allegations which have been made against me have become public. Initially, their anonymous and non-specific nature led me to contest them."