I wrote this morning about the new revelations in The New York Times that the man who now calls himself Pope was directly involved in, well, not really doing anything about a priest who had raped 200 handicapped children. Well, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League (of one) is vury vury angry, of course, at the Times for being so mean to the poor, poor downtrodden child rapists and their protectors in the Vatican hierarchy:
Media requests to deal with this subject make it difficult to provide an adequate response to today’s article by Laurie Goodstein. But the time has come to ask some serious questions about why the Times is working overtime with wholly discredited lawyers to uncover dirt in the Catholic Church that occurred a half-century ago. Those questions will be raised in an ad I am writing that will be published in next Tuesday’s New York Times; a rejoinder to the article will also be made. All I can say now is that this is the last straw.
I guess that in Bill’s mind, the act of a priest raping a child somehow expires after a certain number of years? “Oh, it was 1965, which means it didn’t happen! Cardinal Ratzinger? Never heard of him!”
Mean old New York Times! If they keep reporting on this stuff, the Vatican might actually start to feel a true sense of shame about what they’ve done,* and things could start to change in the Church! They might have to do something about their policies of celibacy, which encourage people whose sexual maturity is already stunted to pursue the priesthood, and they might have to do something about the patterns established by abusing priests recruiting abused boys into the priesthood, continuing the cycle, etc., ad infinitum, and without the child rape would it even be recognizable as the Catholic Church? What’s next, New York Times? Gonna ask them to get rid of Mary?
I thought not.
(h/t Right Wing Watch)
MORE: TS at Instaputz has something to say about this, and it’s brutal: “Bill Donohue, Rape Apologist.”
AND EVEN MORE: Roger Ailes (the non-evil one) described Bill Donohue’s actions like this:
Shorter Bill Donahue [sic], Catamite League for Religious and Civil Rights:
If you rape ‘em young enough, by the time they grow up and overcome the shame, you can call it old news.
Is rape a religious right or civil right, Bill?
I have a feeling that as revelations continue to come out, the commentary is just going to get more brutal. People are fed up.
*Nah. Probably not. They’re not a moral institution.