October 13, 2005

Faith is gone, and sex fiends must go, too

New York Daily News

Stanley Crouch

The flushing out of so many child molesters from beneath the skirts of the Catholic Church is not some version of a witch hunt bent on keeping homosexuals from the priesthood.

As new cases of abuse are being discovered - this time it's Los Angeles, where the archdiocese has disclosed files detailing 75 years of sexual abuse by clergy - it is clear that acts of pedophilia precede any demands by homosexuals to be fully embraced by the church. One has nothing to do with the other.

We must no longer experience the gales of hot air that attempt to make pedophilia and homosexuality into Siamese twins who cannot be separated at birth or any time afterward.

Pedophilia is a grave and sinister crime that splits the life of the victim into two parts: before being molested and after being molested.

Once one loses faith in its institutions, it is very hard to regain the footing of confidence in the powers that are supposed to provide protection from all forms of abuse and misuse.

Posted by kshaw at October 13, 2005 09:10 AM