A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a little post about George Pell. A now dead…Archbishop? Who protected pedophiles within his Churches.
No state is having a state funeral, but NSW is having like a general cemetery. Which too me is fine. I have no respect or love for the man, but you know…big figure…dead.
The police though, have been in a legal battle with people who want to protest at his funeral. Which I am fine also with. I think people should be able to protest at his funeral.
That “man” harmed and help to harm children. I have a saying “If you want to be respected in death, be respectful in life. On some level I understand the police’s wariness. It will be a really emotional place to be. Let’s be honest here though. If the “people” attending his funeral didn’t want protestors, why didn’t they hold him to accountability?
I am sure that I don’t speak for all child abuse survivors. But a little accountability, would have a gone long way.
What do you think?
It also explains why none of the states wanted to do a state funeral. This is honestly the first time I think I’ve heard of people wanting to protest at a funeral.
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I do not make a point of speaking ill of the dead. However, I do think just because a person dies does not immediately earn them respect. As you said, he should have lived a respectful life and rose to protect the children rather than sweeping the news under the rug to protect the church.
I am all for peaceful protests, even at funerals. People tried to protest at RBG’s funeral, but that was for entirely different reasons, and I did not agree with those protestors reasons. It really depends on the situation.
In the case of protesting at the funeral of a man who helped aid pedophiles, yeah, protest away!!
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