Years back, I was told that men of the cloth knew the difference between right and wrong.
And when you have done something wrong that you should apologise.
Sadly, Reverent Stephen Sizer did not learn that lesson.
It would be nice, if Rev. Sizer had the decency and depth of character to apologise for posting yet another link to a racist website.
I don’t expect that to happen.
Because, like modern politicians, many members of the clergy don’t seem to think they can do any wrong or see the need to show a degree of contrition when caught.
However, it would be far better if Rev. Sizer admitted he can’t tell the difference between racist and nonracist material.
He should openly apologise, instead of scurrying around and trying to delete the evidence of his misdemeanour.
It is not as if Rev. Sizer is shy or without the ability to argue his points, his blog has a constant stream of negative material on an almost daily basis.
Perhaps he should dedicate a blog post or two on “Why I, Rev. Sizer, should avoid racist web sites and their material”.
But that would presuppose that he knows the difference between right and wrong? Chance would be a fine thing!
Update 1: Interestingly, it appears that Rev. Sizer has pondered this point from a theological angle, How to do Right When You’ve Been Done Wrong (Psalm 26).
I do, however, wish he’d make the next step in the real world and apologise for his own mistake.