Originally Posted by a_unique_person
The scripture definitely requires forgiving one's enemies and so on, but there's a particular context to those passages, and this falls well outside of that context.
I was abused as a child, and I do think that it is important to forgive my abusers; if someone who enabled that abuse stood in front of me demanding that I forgive them, well, turning around and walking away would be the second
thing I would do. At best
, this priest is guilty of one of the most tone-deaf and oblivious sermons in history. I'm hoping it's just the result of galloping senility; because damn