We all know about the Catholics, after all the media has taken an interest (as it should) – and I would maintain that this was done primarily to deflect the attention away from Iraq. After all stories of child abuse, more often than not sexual, abound among religious organizations, yet why did they just pick the one organization. My guess is that, foreign rule and anti-Catholic sentiment aside, it is the biggest one and therefore had the ability to occupy the news ad infinitum, which it did. Yet other instances occur with alarming regularity, which are little more than a fleeting blip in the media universe.
What is most sickening within these moral bastions is that victims are not allowed to discuss abuse within their own organizations, let alone the outside world. Those that do are punished.
Often it’s schools that provide a safe haven for the perpetrators, especially when the children in question have had troubled lives to begin with.
These cases are among almost all Christian faiths from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mormons, to the Baptists, the Anglicans, the Presbyterians, the Lutherans, etc, etc… I have my computer full of this stuff.
Somehow they manage to get away with this, with their immoral leaders trying to force their regressive culture onto the rest of us – encouraging violence against those that disagree. Even if a lot of this is in the public domain, it is still hushed by the media. I would go so far as to say the media is criminally negligent.
It’s time we use their tactics against them. We need to break them by getting them into the news on a regular basis. We need to picket their facilities, and draw attention to their crimes until they are entirely discredited. Until then, let’s just say they’re the ones with the momentum.