Monday, August 05, 2013

Quote of the Day: More Sex Abuse Files Relased by Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Not surprisingly, the latest document dump by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has revealed more disgusting evidence of cover ups and serial sexual predators.  It's more or less what one has come to expect of the Roman Catholic Church if one has opened one's eyes and stopped drinking the Kool-Aid dispensed by the Church hierarchy.  The document dump also looks at the way in which the dysfunctional seek refuge in the priesthood and behind the pulpit.  Bob Felton sums it up well:

More files chronicling sexual abuse of children by clergy and nuns have been released in the Los Angeles diocese. It’s depressingly familiar stuff, and not worth belaboring, though this remark from one of the news stories bears repeating.

At more than 500 pages, Martinez’s file is among the most complete, and it paints a devastating picture of a troubled and repressed child who later joined the priesthood to satisfy a domineering and devout father.
There are a lot of troubled men in the clergy; proportionally, there are undoubtedly more basket-cases behind the pulpit than in the pews. They end up there as self-selected therapy for what they suppose to be sinful sexual inclinations, and they end up there because religiosity is the family business and it’s been expected of them from childhood.
 Bob describes the Catholic priesthood - and senior officials at the Vatican - all too well.  It's no wonder the Church fathers are so obsessed with all things sexual.

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