Moors Murderer Ian Brady who tortured and killed five children as young as ten has just died of lung cancer aged 79, the media reports. I am more than a little disturbed by some of the Christian reaction to this on social media. Rev Peter Ould is a Church of England priest. On twitter he declared his hope that monster Brady will find “peace”, oh – and he also wishes the same for his victims’ families too. No mention of the children he torchered and killed in cold blood. No mention of the terrible reality of hell fire which Jesus warned his disciples about. Rev Oud then outrageously equated the sins of an average person with the unspeakable evil committed by Brady saying we all have “inexcusable sins”. I want to vomit.
The moral equivalence here is appalling: