People have accused me of being too “political.” The controversy has centered around my “mutterings” on homosexuality and abortion.
I take comfort in the company of the good Cardinal O'Brien of Edinburgh. Scotland, (Zenit.org). who had some pointed observations on what he called 'abortion debate.'
He called 'Red herrings' the diversionary tactics to bury the message that life has value and added that rarely is there involved any actual discussion about the realities of abortion.He said in Scotland "we kill the equivalent of a classroom full of school children every day."
He admitted that "the language I used was strong," but added that he did so "because it is true.”Addressing critics who accused him of entering into a political debate, the cardinal said: "I did enter into a debate, which has, wrongly in my view, come to be viewed as political.
"Abortion is neither political nor medical, though clearly it has implications in these spheres. It is about morality and the destruction of human life. The debate should not be dominated by our political elites or medical professionals, by religious leaders or pressure groups, but should be open to all."