Pope defrocked almost 400 priests in 2 years. For sexually molesting children.
AP but also numerous other sites.
I'm not a bible expert. I can't think of any bible verses that forbid pederasty. That makes sense in a religion that regards women as property and promotes slavery, but considers mixed fabrics an abomination.
Save the children by abolishing catholicism.
You always hear about "honor thy father and thy mother." Honoring the kids ... or respecting or protecting or whatever ... doesn't seem to be on their schedule, unless you want to talk about "sparing the rod..."
Wah! Daniel, that was the picture my parents hung in my bedroom when I was four years old. Not important, but shocking to see that crap again.
There's something about the word "defrocked" that makes it sound like the Pope did to the priests what the priests did to the children. I know. It's just me.
Nevertheless, the one thing I found most telling about the article is the church's position on these "defrocked" child molesters is to handle it internally. Not one referral made to the civil or prosecuting authorities of the jurisdiction where it happened.
And, guess what? There's a new Pope that everyone treats like a rock star, and drools over his every pronouncement, trivial or otherwise. But, there seems to be one pronouncement I've yet to hear from Frankie. Hmmmmm, what could that be? Oh, yeah. Now I remember.
REPORT THE RAPIST TO THE POLICE!!!!!!
I can envision a sign at the Vatican. "Under new management, but business as usual."
Just keep the priests away from the kids, please!
What do they wear once their frocks are removed?
Frock it then.
On a related, note, in Atheist News....
Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades of Child Abuse
I was going to post it in a new thread about my hatred of the whole missionary concept, but it fits in very nicely here.
Especially the part where the entire family shows up in the courtroom to support this heinous creep. I wonder which one of them is the one who originally abused the missionary?? It's a whole disgusting cult of cruelty.
My MIL once mentioned some charity or other, Christian of course, and I decided to Google it.
FIRST bunch of links that come up are about how the CEO or whatever he was of this charity killed himself over allegations of molesting a girl.
Wrote her a letter politely explaining that we researched it, but would not be donating b/c of this news. She was mortified, not just for having supported it, but for having promoted it, and maybe a little bit b/c it was a glaring example of how Christians can be evil scam artists and her atheist DIL had to be the one to tell her!
Granted, the charity could still be capable of great things, not everybody there is a molester I'm sure, but chances are if the head honcho is a molester, he'd be sympathetic to others....
My family is part Humanist, part religious. Some of the religious members have gone on foreign missions, opening schools and clinics in "backward regions" -- actually, bastions of Catholicism! Switching them from Catholic to Baptist is seen as doing God's work. I see it as interfering in a culture they aren't part of and can't understand. But hey, that's just me.