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  •  Being raised catholic and... (8+ / 0-)

    ...spending nearly 9 years in a catholic school, I can tell you I was tortured by bullying until I was stressed to the point of bleeding stomach ulcers. At age 10. I went there a couple of more years.

    Meantime (and it was VERY mean) the nuns and priests pointedly IGNORED any and all evidence to this torment. The nuns would punish the boys with "licks" using a paddle with holes in it. We were made to remove our khakis and bend over and pull down our underwear. After 1-5 "licks" depending on how much the nun wanted. (More than 5 left nasty bruises) Needless to say, this was embarassing and humiliating.

    The priests were all diddling the nuns. Sister Marie Celeste ran off with Father McGovern and got married. Monsignor Fitzgerald was a horrible drunk and was a known womanizer in the parish. He did LOTS of "counseling" of married women.

    You really think they care about a gay kid undergoing bullying? They probably plotted it!!

    I was born this way. I couldn't help it. That's what kept me strong throughout, realizing this. Having a strong I.Q. and a she-wolf mother (who wasn't above kicking MY ass for good reason) who would fight like one for her kids, no matter what, didn't hurt. My heart goes out to his family. They should have left that parish and any other years before. But like my mother, she couldn't imagine priests and nuns not interceding. They would lie to my mother. Right in front of me. And I knew if I contradicted them, I would face even more hell.

    The catholic church is corrupt top to bottom.

    "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

    by CanisMaximus on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 06:51:28 PM PDT

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