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    Just Bob

    There aren't really NEARLY as many pedophile priests as urban legend and media extravaganza would lead you to believe.  Maybe many cases are difficult to interpret, the evidence is decades stale, and the harm done by convicting an innocent man is as great as the harm of molesting an innocent child.  Perhaps the Vatican demands PROOF of criminal activity, just like most courts, which is the exact opposite of what it takes to get a conviction in the court of sensationalized public opinion.

    Then again, perhaps we could finally get the United States Airforce Academy to begin prosecuting officers who rape and sexually abuse (mostly) female cadets?  No male-bonded power structure willingly releases its members to vengeance from the abused.  Why do you expect/demand this from one (a Church which has been a traditional "enemy" of Anglo-American Protestant culture since the 16th century) but not the other (an institution controlled by raving Protestant born-agains)?  

    •  You're Protecting Pedophiles (0+ / 0-)

      Maybe the tooth fairy exists. Is that what your faith-based approach to the Church protecting baby rapers tells you?

      The Vatican doesn't need proof of anything. It, and its new lovable pope, should just forward the reports to the local police, who will investigate and find proof or dismiss the charges.

      You don't need me to tell you that, it's perfectly obvious. But since you evidently prefer to protect pedophile priests, or rather protect your church and its pope, than to protect children, I'm telling you.

      Not that you'll listen. Faith is a hell of a drug.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 11:35:23 AM PST

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