The Cracked Teflon of Priests

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN During some rainy days of holiday this summer, I was forced to watch some Poldark episodes by my persuasive wife and I confess that I enjoyed the performance of the actor Christian Brassington as the loathsome Reverend Osborne Whitworth. Hardly what you’d expect of a Man of God, Reverend Osborne is a lecherous hypocrite and a slave to deviant thoughts. Unable to find … Continue reading The Cracked Teflon of Priests

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The Abuse of Identification

BY FRANK HAVILAND Child abuse is nothing new, though the market has certainly diversified in modern times. In the good old days, most families had an uncle whose hugs were overly-affectionate, just as many a parish vicar was renowned for their ‘hands-on’ approach to pastoral care.  But it wasn’t all bad – Uncle George’s Christmas and birthday gifts were always generous, and at least mum … Continue reading The Abuse of Identification