Catholic League pres. Bill Donohue writes, "there is a glacial difference between being rubbed and raped." One realizes this isn't going to improve as the article swiftly deteriorates in an all too common direction.
The above quote was excerpted from an article posted in his name on the Catholic League website titled "NOT ALL SEXUAL ABUSE IS EQUAL."
This disgusting comment was regarding a case against former Chicago priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormick.
Donohue further insults any moral and decent person, religous or otherwise, by writing, "It's time to ask some tough questions. Why did this young man not object earlier? Why did he allow the "abuse" to continue until he was 18? The use of the quotes is deliberate: the charge against the former priest is not rape, but rubbing."
Donohue has gone from apologist to abuser. It is nothing short of abuse to blame the victim. I am stunned and horrified that Donohue actually blames the victim for the lengthy duration of the abuse by a trusted 'man of god'.
Apparently, Donohue believes his quest to be a noble venture because the Catholic League president admits that the abuse was "objectionable," and "inappropriate;" and therefore is allowed to consider the complicity of the victim in the acts of abuse and betrayal of trust.
The victim, and others in similar positions, are dehumanized when Donohue writes "those looking to sue the Catholic Church for being inappropriately rubbed decades ago are not exactly the poster boys for the victims of child rape."
Yes, you read that correctly. The victims "are not exactly the poster boys for the victims of child rape." Are there any members in this supposed league of Catholics who are offended by this? If not, why not?
Donohue further distorts the situation by equating those who wish to sue the church because of the trauma inflicted upon them, with the strawman non-argument, "those who hate the Church continue to use the term child rape as a way of discrediting the Church. They lie about this being a pedophilia problem and they lie about the nature of the misconduct. That’s reason enough to call them on it."
"Call them on it"? He is disturbingly serious in his motive to shift blame to the victim.
Mr. Donohue, all abuse is traumatic, disgusting and illegal. Stop the coverup, the transference of guilt and the accommodation.
What would Jesus do? Resign!
Dean of the College of Heresy