Thursday, January 09, 2014

Funny how that works

Riffing off an article about a US judge demanding from the local bishop a list of all the priests who have been accused of sexual misconduct with minors. Accused, mind you. Just that.

Made me think, once again, of how very differently we piously treat Official Sacred Victim Groups from Others.

For example, only about 4% of the Catholic priests active during the 50+ years between 1950 and 2002 were even accused of misconduct. Yet the image of the priest is now deeply besmirched.

How about the similar fact that it's 3% of the American population that commits more than 50% of its crime? But that 3% are part of THE Official Sacred Victim Group, the Primordial Victims, the Archetypal Protected Species. Consequently, we must turn our heads, stop up our ears and close our eyes, excuse, deny, self-blame, downplay, etc. or face the ultimate penalty of being deemed witches raciss.

Surely it cannot have anything to do with the demographics of these groups, that one is male, Christian (even worse, Catholic) and almost entirely White, while the other is "African-American."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The liberals are so quick to decry the Church of Medieval blood libel and witch hunts (which never happened, by the way; priests often worked to protect Jews, and priests often pointed out how ridiculous witchcraft charges were), but when even a breath is uttered against a priest, hearsay and circumstantial evidence suddenly become admissible in a court of law.

So transparently hypocritical, you have to laugh.


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