Remember when Sinead O’Connor committed career suicide by ripping up a photo of the Pope on TV about ten years ago? She was protesting his position on abortion, right?
That’s what I thought, too — but I was wrong. Turns out she was protesting the Catholic Church’s complicity in covering up child abuse by priests. Salon has the story, but you have to be a subscriber to read it. Here’s a free interview with Sinead that covers some of the same ground.