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A Prayer For Baby P’s Abusers

by | 26th, December 2008

THE Rt Rev Nicholas Reade, Bishop of Blackburn, would like the flock to pray for the killers of Baby P.

The Sun, which owns the image rights to Baby P in his world and the hereafter, hears the Rt Rev Nicholas Reade says they should pray that sinners could be “brought face to face with the baby in the manger”.

So long as the social services are on hand to observe this meeting of child abuser and Baby JC then all should be well, although not in Haringey, which is, in any case, in the lower circles of Hell.

Good indeed that baby P was never alone. And he’s not alone now.

A SEA of Christmas gifts, toys, flowers and cards yesterday cover the spot where Baby P’s ashes are scattered. Gran-of-six Patricia Wilmot, 69, witnessed the amazing spectacle as she maintained her daily vigil of visiting the tragic boy’s final resting place.

She told The Sun: “I just couldn’t bear the thought of him being alone on Christmas Day.”

Well, the telly’s rubbish and it;s good to get out of the house.

Brushing back tears, Patricia said: “I’ve been coming here for weeks and I’ve tried to make it a little bit like Christmas. I’m not religious, but I do feel that someone’s watching over Baby P now.”

Yeah, the Sun’s snapper.

Back to the Bishop who adds, not a little obliquely:

“For, be sure, the same baby that suffered alongside Baby P, and who now cares for him, is the baby who reveals the truth and grace of God.”


“One hates the sin but one shows Christian love to the sinner.”

It’s not an untypical Christian message of forgiveness, but Burnley Council leader Gordon Birtwistle muses:

“I cannot believe that anyone would pray for a child abuser.”

Believe. ‘Tis a miracle.the other miracle is that anyone can recall what a Bishop says in Church.

A Victim Support spokesman opines:

“It is a matter of opinion whether praying stops abusers.”

Well, the Bishop sees no harm in trying. And in truth, praying will do little to stop the abuse, as many children in Church can attest.

But the abuse can stop, because thanks to the Sun’s campaign, less people want to be social workers:

Ian Johnston, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers, said the reaction to Baby P’s death “might just be the straw that breaks the camel’s back”.

“It’s quite worrying, the thought that you might be vilified by the entire nation. No other profession has to put up with that,” he added.

Jesus wept…

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