It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated...

These are the words of Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights which is  the largest Catholic advocacy group in America with over 350,000 members.

The above pictured quote was Mr. Donohue's response to the Grand Jury's findings that factually documented the rape and sexual abuse of thousands of children by hundreds of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania. (I'm not even going to try to get into the findings here...  once was enough and all it will do is make me sick(er).  If you need that read it yourself...http://media-downloads.pacourts.us/InterimRedactedReportandResponse... )

In my book, this makes Donohue a defender of predatory priests and an accomplice after the fact (or possibly before).  He is backed up in this support by the Catholic Church. (...and please don't say it isn't defended by all of them, because it is...  their actions speak MUCH louder than their words)

So, let me make this crystal clear: 

Donohue is aiding and abetting pedophiles who prey on young children. 

This, in my opinion, is the most heinous crime possible because these children will be horribly scarred for the rest of their lives. 

The scars may not be visually evident, but I can tell you they are there because I have some very similar ones like these poor kids bear.

Now I've got to ask you...  

If you're Catholic are you okay with what Donohue said? 

If not, have you expressed your displease to the Catholic League and the Church Hierarchy?

If you're not Catholic and find his comments as disgusting as I do, have you requested that your religious organization make a public statement repudiating his comments?  

BTW, I'm not going to yell, scream, cajole or threaten anyone over this...  I'm too heartsick to do that today...  I guess I'm just asking for your help...

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on August 18, 2018 at 11:08am

He has been the most craven apologist for the US Church in its history and Rome has yet to censure him. 

Comment by Ron Powell on August 18, 2018 at 12:25pm

There is no degree of outrageousness that this 'defense' doesn't exceed.

Is he trying to stereotype Catholic priests as dickless wonders?

Comment by Mike Shields on August 18, 2018 at 4:58pm

This is what used to happen to child molesters. Most people aren't aware that about 27% of lynching victims were white. Liberal judges being what they are today, a pedophile is lucky to get a few months in jail. 

As for the Catholic church, communists infiltrated the church in the 1930's with the express purpose of destroying it from the inside. Many pedophile priests were placed in church leadership positions and today we see the results. Kill them.

Comment by Rodney Roe on August 19, 2018 at 3:26am

An interesting question is why priests are pedophiles.  Some maintain that it is a consequence of celibacy; that if priests married they would not be pedophiles.  I'm calling B.S. on that argument.  Celibacy is not normal, but that's another issue.

Pedophiles are attracted to professions where they have respect that gives them opportunity.

One of my medical school classmates went to prison for pedophilia.  When I found that he had gone into pediatrics I was puzzled.  He never seemed to be interested in that field.  When he married, had children and became a Sunday School teacher and deaconin the Hallelujah Evangelical Church I was dumbfounded.  He was an Atheist when I knew him, and he didn't seem interested in women.  Turns out he wasn't interested in women.  I imagine that he held his nose and did a lot of things in order to have opportunity. 

He was paroled and went to live with one of his kids where he died "after a long illness".  AIDS, hepatitis?  He lasted much longer than most pedophiles in prison.  They are reportedly at the bottom of the prison hierarchy and usually get killed shortly after being incarcerated.

Comment by Rodney Roe on August 19, 2018 at 3:32am

And, by the way, being "only" sexually molested by an adult is not much better than rape.  Children depend on and have to trust adults.  When they are betrayed they are changed forever.

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