Geezer Butler explained why he penned the song to Jam! Music
: "It's about a paedophile priest," he said. "I grew up severely Catholic and then when we started this album there was this whole big thing on the news and I was totally shocked by it. It came out of the Vatican; they've been covering this up since the '50s and '60s. And, at the same time, we've been criticized for being heavy metal or whatever and I was like, 'How can they criticize any music when they're such hypocrites.'"
"And so it's our way at getting back at them," Butler continued. "And it's the most disgusting thing on Earth for a priest to do that to a child. Somebody you trust so much that you confess your sins to them, so it's like the ultimate trust that you put in somebody and then they turn around and do that. It's disgraceful."