To: His Lordship, the Right Honorable Richard John Carew Chartres, Bishop of London Re: Occupy London
To: His Lordship, the Right Honorable Richard John Carew Chartres,
Bishop of London
Re: Occupy London
I read with concern in today’s New York Times* that you were quoted
regarding the Occupy London camp outside St. Paul’s, “the time has
come for the protesters to leave, before the camp’s presence threatens
to eclipse entirely the issues that it was set up to address.”
I respectfully assert that this is a morally and ethically incorrect
approach to this issue.
You are not behaving as a follower of Jesus; rather, you speak like a
Pharisee. Are you more concerned with making money than with serving
and advocating for the needs of the poor and oppressed?
If Jesus is among us today, he is outside on the lawn at St. Paul’s,
where you have shut the doors of the church against him.
3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
Psalms 82:3-4 KJV
Henry Edward Hardy
Somerville, MA USA
Copyright © 2011 Henry Edward Hardy