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Apr. 1 2010 - 2:47 pm | 365 views | 0 recommendations | 3 comments

Donohue: Catholic Abuse Scandals ‘Not Pedophilia’

Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, is always ready to jump in and defend the indefensible. This time it’s especially repellent as Donohue argues that since “the vast majority of the victims [of abuse by Catholic priests] were post-pubescent,” the problem is not pedophilia — but homosexuality. In some kind of twisted way, this is supposed to get the Church and Pope Benedict off the hook.

Meanwhile, ABC News Nightline has posted video of their latest report on Pope Benedict’s role in the sex abuse scandal involving Father Marcial Maciel: What Pope Benedict Knew About Father Maciel.


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    For the sake of the argument, let’s grant him the point (of course, his claim is bullshit). So then what should the punishment be for those priests, if their transgression was only homosexuality? The system of cruel, barbaric superstitions in which he believes often recommends the the death penalty for such acts. I wonder what Donohue’s stance on that is. Maybe somebody should ask him to make it explicit.

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    I hope someone is preparing a bullet for every single one of these pedophiles.

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