Catholic Church STILL Protecting Sexual Super-Predators
The Daily Rant:
Where in the hell does the Catholic Archdiocese keep finding all of these sexual deviant freaks and WHY IN THE HELL DO THEY KEEP MAKING THEM INTO PRIESTS WITH ACCESS TO, AND PRACTICALLY UNLIMITED AUTHORITY OVER, CHILDREN???
OMG, it’s like they’re churning them out on some factory production line somewhere!
It seems like they have thousands, or tens of thousands, of known sexual predators all on the payroll in authority positions in charge of children (and they have pretty much forever) and instead of actually taking any meaningful steps to fix the problem, they just follow behind them with their checkbook and guilt trips and cover up the mess as they go along.
Why does the Catholic Archdiocese keep responding with such impotence and keep acting like they can’t get in front of this thing? I have a few suggestions:
- How about doing a thorough background check every 3 years on every priest, including interviews with the children they interact with?
- How about an ongoing public education program to teach every single child in the church that it is NOT okay, and they are NOT required, and it is NOT “God’s Will” for them to have sexual relations with gross old pedophile priests?
- Or here’s a novel thought: How about IMMEDIATELY REMOVING any priest currently known to have EVER sexually assaulted a child, defrock them, kick them out of the church and turn them over to the police SO THEY CAN GO TO PRISON WHERE THEY BELONG???
- How about starting today, EACH INSTANCE of sexual abuse, regardless of how long ago it occurred, by ANY member of the Catholic Archdiocese worldwide will result in an automatic, mandatory $5,000,000 non-negotiable payment by the church to the victim and a mandatory defrocking of, and public apology by, the offending clergy member and the head of the diocese and then the church hands over the defrocked priest to the police for sexual crimes against children and fully cooperates with their prosecution? That would put a stop to this nonsense so fast it would make everyone’s head spin.
If you want to get the attention of an entity as rich as the Catholic church, you need to hit them hard in the wallet.
- How about if one priest assaults one kid 10 times, it’s a $50 million payment to the kid, lifetime ban of the priest from ever being near kids again, defrock him and kick him out of the church in public shame after a public apology and the church accepts responsibility and apologizes in public too and then hands over the priest to the police and cooperate fully with his prosecution.
- Or if one priest assaults 50 kids, 20 times each over a period of a 30-year career and it’s a mandatory non-negotiable payment of $100 million per kid x 50 kids for a total of $5 billion for one priest plus the same apologies and cooperation with authorities to put the priest in prison. If that were law, the Catholic Archdiocese pedophile priest problem would literally go away OVERNIGHT!
We need to implement laws that make it so expensive for the Catholic church to hire and then hide these sexual deviants that they start stepping up, doing the right thing and actually solving the problem and getting rid of these freaks once and for all.
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