The interview with Bishop Fellay, broadcast below by some outfit calling itself the Conflict Zone, is a combination of barracking and bullying by a journalist called Tim Sebastian – I’d never heard of him until now but he’s interviewed all sorts of top ranking politicians: I’ve watched a couple of those interviews. None of them compare to this evil attack on Bishop Fellay.
So outraged was I by the above evil interview, that I sent the following feedback via the Conflict Zone website, where they claim to “go beyond the normal sound-bite culture” but don’t: they are politically correct with bells on, and, as is evident in the eyes and body language of Mr Sebastian, apparently consumed with hatred of true Catholicism. It is laughable to see this media hack looking shock-horror at Bishop Fellay’s criticism of Pope Francis! Priceless. Talk about Theology For Dummies.
I have never seen such a nasty man as Tim Sebastian in my entire life. Bishop Fellay is so humble, and did not answer him as he should, and could have had he not been bullied. How I would LOVE to meet that nasty Seb and answer those loaded (and ridiculous) questions, because there IS an answer to them all, although PC numpties like Sebastian would never accept them. As for asking me my sins – I’d tell him where to shove his intrusive question, before asking for his ordination credentials and proof of faculty to hear Confessions. He is a nasty man and that interview was a work of evil. If he wants to interview the editor of Catholic Truth – here I am, ready and waiting. I tick all the boxes – “homophobic”, “transphobic” pro-traditional marriage between one man and one woman, tend to think it’s OK to assess the holocaust, question the numbers like any academic would question any historical event without being chucked in prison. Who’d raise an eyebrow if I queried the numbers in the Highland Clearances or Irish famine? What’s with it that we can’t study the holocaust? Only brain-dead journalists like (insert name) toe the PC line. Disgraceful interview. Absolutely disgraceful. What a really nasty man is Mr Tim Sebastian. Please make sure he reads this – it makes my day just thinking of the possibility.
We will be sending the link to this discussion to Bishop Fellay because he needs to know that, in our humble opinion, he was far too nice and accommodating to that nasty journalist. It’s a pity that the Bishop tried his best to make his responses such that might lead Mr Sebastian to understand the Church better, which I believe would have been the Bishop’s purpose in being so long-suffering in the face of such blatant bullying; but that was never going to work with the likes of Tim Sebastian. We need to always say it how it is, as the saying goes.
Men with same-sex attraction should NOT be admitted to the seminary any more than an alcoholic should be given a job in a pub and the fact that there are female legislators does not mean there’s no issue (who is raising their children? Is Angela Merkel really an advert for femininity? Kidding, right?) And so on. Bishop Fellay is, it seems clear to me, as far as any of us can discern, a very holy soul. He’s also a very nice, pleasant and polite person. Both states of soul and mind are handicaps when dealing with dishonest journalists, like Sebastian. So, pray that I get to appear on the Conflict Zone. I usually avoid the kind of invitations which sometimes come my way from media outlets and I don’t enjoy the thought of them. This one, however, would be a dream come true. I must get my Guardian Angel on the case. Being neither holy nor nice, I think I’d really enjoy being interviewed by Mr Sebastian. Yes. Come to think of it – I’d LOVE it!
Perhaps in this thread, we might offer our suggestions, with respect, about the sort of information which the Bishop might have given in response to the barracking and bullying questioning.
Had the atmosphere been more conducive to a genuine conversation, centred on getting to the truth in the topics raised, what sort of answers might the Bishop have offered?