Props to Ben Johnson (http://westernorthodox.blogspot.com/) for news of this latest outrage from the Church of England.
It seems that the Rt. Rev. Tom Butler, Bishop of Soutwark, supports Nazi-style euthanasia of children born with severe disabilities. From The Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=416003&in_page_id=1770):
"The Church of England has broken with traditional dogma by calling for doctors to be allowed to let sick newborn babies die.
Christians have long argued that life should preserved at all costs - but a bishop representing the national church has now sparked controversy by arguing that there are occasions when it is compassionate to leave a severely disabled child to die.
And the Bishop of Southwark, Tom Butler, who is the vice chair of the Church of England's Mission and Public Affairs Council, has also argued that the high financial cost of keeping desperately ill babies alive should be a factor in life or death decisions.
The shocking new policy from the church has caused outrage among the disabled. "
To say the least! Brings to mind a rather Chesterton-like quote from the late President Reagan: "Abortion is advocated by those who have already been born." In this case, eutahansia is advocated by a rather healthy, well-fed upper middle-class sop with an English "public school" education who somehow thinks some people, made in God's image, are not deserving of life. So now the "high financial costs" of keeping people alive should factor into decisions about life or death? Read "worthless eaters."
Thank you, Rt. Rev. Dr. Josef Mengele!