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12 April 2010

Catholic Church: Giant Pussies

It's not bad enough that the church can't stand up to irreverence and scrutiny about their bronze age dogma (i.e. hunkering down behind "Blasphemy Laws"), now they are striving ardently to protect their little pedophile club. That's right, Connecticut wants to remove the statue of limitations on sex crimes comitted against children. So who should raise their creepy voice to oppose this? NAMBLA? The Connecticut Pedophile Prisoners Association? Nope, it's the catholic church.

Now, I understand that painting with a broad brush is not fully warranted, but the incredible lack of leadershi and even acknowledgement is staggering. The popedope hasn't said anything about the expanding scandal. The incompetent mouthpieces he's allowed to speak on the subject have been insulting at best. really, is this organization that fucked up? Oh yeah, they believe in magic skyfaries... I suppose I should have answerd that for myself.

I like how PZ Myers summed it up:
The reason they oppose it isn't some conservative legal principle. They spilled the beans already — it's the cost to the church.
The proposed change to the law would put "all Church institutions, including your parish, at risk," says the letter, which was signed by Connecticut's three Roman Catholic bishops.

Oh? Why are they worried? Do they have a gang of septuagenarian child
molesters tucked away somewhere in the bosom of the Connecticut church?

The poor babies... here is the CNN Story. You can't make this shit up!


Hartford, Connecticut (CNN) -- A bill in Connecticut's legislature that would remove the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases has sparked a fervent response from the state's Roman Catholic bishops, who released a letter to parishioners Saturday imploring them to oppose the measure.

Under current Connecticut law, sexual abuse victims have 30 years past their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit. The proposed change to the law would rescind that statute of limitations.

The proposed change to the law would put "all Church institutions, including your parish, at risk," says the letter, which was signed by Connecticut's three Roman Catholic bishops.

The letter is posted on the Web site of the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, the public policy and advocacy office of Connecticut's Catholic bishops. It asks parishioners to contact their legislators in opposition of the bill.

The "legislation would undermine the mission of the Catholic Church in Connecticut, threatening our parishes, our schools, and our Catholic Charities," the letter says.

The Catholic archdiocese of Hartford also published a pulpit announcement on its Web site, which was to be read during Mass on Sunday, urging parishioners to express opposition to the bill.

The bill has been revised to address some of the church's concerns about frivolous abuse claims against it, according to Connecticut state Rep. Beth Bye, one of the bill's sponsors.

"The church didn't recognize that this bill makes improvements," Bye said. "The victims -- their lives have been changed and some will never recover from years of sexual abuse. For me, it's about giving them access to the courts."

Under the bill's provisions, anyone older than 48 who makes a sex abuse claim against the church would need to join an existing claim filed by someone 48 or younger. Older claimants would need to show substantial proof that they were abused.

"They were worried about frivolous lawsuits and so we made the bar high," Bye said.

The bill does not target the Catholic Church, she said.

The bishops' letter raised concerns that the bill would allow claims that are 70 years or older, in which "key individuals are deceased, memories have been faded, and documents and other evidence have been lost." The letter said that the majority of cases would be driven by "trial lawyers hoping to profit from these cases."

The bill passed in Connecticut's House of Representatives, and Bye said the state Senate should vote on it in the next week or two.

5 comments:

The Catholic Apologist said...

I wonder if the CT legeslature is willing to extend the same benefit to those abused at the hands of public insitutions? If not, the bill is anti-Catholic.

If, however the bill holds public and private institutions equally accountable, which is to say the public schools are held to the EXACT SAME standards, I still think the law is a bad idea, but no one Catholic can really complain.

I believe the statue of limitations should be removed on everything- from the day the law passes on. I do not believe it fair to make the law retroactive.

The Catholic Apologist said...

By the way, sir, CT is the same exact state that tried two years ago to pass laws forcing the Catholic Church to govern itself the way Protestants govern themselves. In short Catholic Clergy under the law would have been reduced to figure heads.

That law was sorely defeated, thank God. Oh, excuse me- I didn't mean to offend-- I mean "Thank Science."

Larian LeQuella said...

The law would apply to ALL institutions. It's just that the pedophile god club is resisting it (because they are giant, hypocritical pussies). ;)

Not that familiar with the attempted legislation of two years ago. Why the reduntant "same exact state" language? Is there another state abreviated CT? :P Although a quick Google turns up that the law was ill advised in that case in my opinion as well.

By the way, does it strike you funny at all that a religious instition actually NEEDS a group called "apologists"? That surely doesn't speak well for infallibility or even any special claim to truth. Just saying.

JD Curtis said...

The law would apply to ALL institutions

Really? Link? I thought that it was discriminatory towards the Catholic church.

Larian LeQuella said...

*sigh* JD, I know that in general you are too dense to actually read, but try it... It's in the CNN article I quote. The law makes ZERO mention of the catholic fondlers leauge or any such nonsense. ALL it does is remove the statute of limitations on filing a suit. And yes, you catholic pussies are just afraid of being embarassed even more by your deviant clergy.