Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and Sexual Abuse of Children; Jason Berry; 1992; Doubleday
It begins with a story from Louisiana. The usual denials, obfuscations etc. follow a priest accused of sexual assault. The details are nauseating.
Nothing tops the story of Cinel, an RC priest with the usual list of sins, but an even bigger sense of untouchability. He went on vacation to Italy and lost his keys. He asked a mate to find his spares in his apartment. Instead, he found 160 hours of videos of what you might expect. Blechh. The videos, now in the hands of the diocese, would not be released as there were possible legal issues wrt to passing them on. The DA (Connick, a rabid RC) was adamant he would prosecute nothing. Cinel had sent a photo of one of his rapees to a Danish porn mag, who published it. His position: the person was of age (he wasn't) and he had received no money and, besides, he had not sent a picture… he had sent three rolls of film. His employer could not fire him because he was tenured. I googled Cinel. He got away with it all, as far as I can tell, and, hold on to your hats, sued to get his porn back! This is how strong the pro-church lobby is in the US. Canada faired a little better, but only a little.
The RCC treats accusers (family and child) as enemies. They suggest that forgiveness is all that counts, ignoring the possibilities of recidivism, and transfer pedophiles to protect them and the church. They go further to say that parents are at fault for bringing it up at all, as it will harm the child… like they give a rats ass.
Finally, some estimates put the number of gay priests at 60%. If you take gay+priest+promescuity, get a FAG. I.e.: hypocrite.
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Lee Moller is a life-long skeptic and atheist and the author of The God Con.