Okay, I usually don’t pick out any one group of people or faith to pick on, but I am so tired of the Catholic Church covering up the sexual abuse of children in their churches. I honestly hope that I can get some Catholics to respond to this post because I want to genuinely understand how you continue to worship at a place that allows children to be molested, and then allows the perpetrators to go free without accountability or punishment. There are plenty of other Christian denominations you can choose to exercise your faith – why do you continue to support a religion that actively and willingly abuses children and lets the pedophiles [priests] get away with it?
Honestly, I wouldn’t even care so much if the Catholic church wasn’t behind every effort of mankind to move forward with science, humanity, and the eradication of poverty in the world, but they don’t. They honestly don’t do anything positive for our society – and throughout history, they have been the driving force behind mass executions, torture, hoarding of wealth, and child endangerment. Then at the same time that they are responsible for all these atrocities to humankind in the name of God, they spend millions of dollars opposing MY right to live my life, while they diddle alter boys. They say that I am the sexual deviant, but I can honestly say that every child molester I have been aware of – I have reported them to the police. Including my devout Catholic abuser who killed himself rather than face charges.
What is it about Catholic Priests that make them so untouchable? How can an organization of ANY kind regardless of faith allow such atrocities to continue? How is that you tithe to a church that uses your money to shield pedophiles from the law? Honestly, how do you live with yourself? Catholic parents – WHY do you allow your male children to be alter boys when the statistics of molestation against them has hit almost every parish in existence? Shame on you. Shame on you for not demanding change. Shame on you for putting your children in danger. Would you let a registered sex offender babysit your child? No? Then why do you let them be alter boys? Tradition? A tradition of abuse if you ask me. I guarantee if I was a catholic and had children, they wouldn’t be allowed to be alone with a priest EVER. Maybe simply doing away with alter boys altogether would make a dent in the abuse trend, but silly Catholic parents keep sending their children to be abused.
I am not saying that every priest is a pedophile. I will say however, that more and more of them are proving to be criminals, and the “faithful” say nothing. You are willing to protect a few in that name of your faith, while sitting there eating the blood and body of Christ and confessing your sins – what about the men to whom you are confessing? Just because they have a collar around their neck does not make them less human. It does not eradicate sexual desire. Priests resort to children because they can exert control over them while still expressing their sexuality – not that they are gay, but that they are MEN with sexual desires. To deny ones sexuality leads to all kinds of problems – just ask all the folks who have gone through ex-gay therapy. How do Catholic followers continue to allow such deviance? I would rather have a gay priest than a pedophile priest. I would rather allow these men to have families then to allow them to molest my children. Why is it that every single Catholic does not rise up against this and take back your faith from these monsters?
I place the responsibility on those of you who tithe and attend, not the priests themselves because YOU are the ones who allow this to continue. Stop tithing and see how many parishes change their tune. You have the power to change it, I don’t, our government doesn’t. law enforcement can’t seem to touch these “holy” men. Instead of giving your 10% to protect the wicked, why don’t you donate that 10% to the homeless, or better yet, sexual abuse survivor groups? God will see your tithe and honor it – do you think God approves of you donating to child abusers and law breakers?
I’ll stop now. Just to let you know what got me on this rant: Timothy Dolan shielded pedophile priests. I do really want to hear from Catholics. Why do you continue to support this corrupt and evil organization when time after time it is proven that they hide, shield, and ignore sexual abuse? Is it because you think it can’t be YOUR priest? Is that why you let your sons serve under them? Why aren’t you demanding answers from your leaders? Why do you continue to fund the cover up? If this was ANY other organization you would be freaking out. You spend your money and time fighting against my right for CONSENSUAL ADULT relationships, yet you allow your faith leaders to ruin your children. It is time for you all [the faithful] to either take back your church or leave it. Stop allowing sexual abuse in the priesthood. If you don’t tolerate it, and stop supporting it, they WILL change it.