3/13/2010

Pope Tied To Sex Abuse?

There's a saying in the South that chickens always come home to roost. It seems the Pope who has made it his life's mission to demonize LGBT people and work tireless, no matter who he has to hurt, to oppose any recognition of our civil rights in secular society has a problem.

Nope, it's not the fact he was in the Hitler Youth this time. It's the fact he may well have had a hand in directly protecting and then assisting priests who molested children.

From the New York Times:

The archdiocese said that a priest accused of molesting boys was given therapy in 1980 and later allowed to resume pastoral duties, before committing further abuses and being prosecuted. Pope Benedict, who at the time headed the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, approved the priest’s transfer for therapy.
Whoops... instead of calling the cops and having the priest arrested, Herr Pope decided to send him to therapy then reinstate him. But that's not all. Seems the brother of the Pope who happens to also be a priest headed up a choir where there were allegations of abuse as well:

Problems in the German church have already come close to the pope, whose brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, 86, directed a choir connected to a boarding school where two former students have come forward with abuse claims. In an interview this week, Monsignor Ratzinger, who directed the choir from 1964 to 1994, said the accusations dated from before his tenure. He also apologized for slapping students.

But, let's not forget the Pope's main job before becoming Pope was to clean up the abuse mess. It looks like his "cleaning" may have involved protecting priests from prosecution and enabling their abuse of yet more children once they'd been "rehabilitated" in church therapy.

And this is the man who flits around the world in Prada slippers telling politicians that LGBT families do not deserve legal protections and in fact... do not deserve to be allowed to exist. Quite a moral compass he has and what a telling thing that the Roman Catholic Church would put someone like this in charge of it.

When will people wake up?

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