Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Lowest of Scum

The Catholic Church, of course, which is even now doing everything it can to interfere in American politics on behalf of the lunatics who pass for the Republican party these days.

What stirred my ire today?  An interview reported in the New York Times, with Catholic Cardinal Eddie Egan.  Egan made what was apparently a terrible mistake when he apologized because the Church was factory for manufacturing child molesters in the last few decades, and in all probability the last few centuries.  He's thought better of that now:

"Cardinal Egan said of the apology, “I never should have said that,” and added, “I don’t think we did anything wrong.”

He repeatedly denied that any sex abuse had occurred on his watch in Bridgeport. He said that even now, the church in Connecticut had no obligation to report sexual abuse accusations to the authorities. (A law on the books since the 1970s says otherwise.) And he described the Bridgeport diocese’s handling of sex-abuse cases as “incredibly good.”
On Tuesday, as criticism mounted, Cardinal Egan, who retired in 2009, released a statement, reiterating that there had never been “even one known case” of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest in his tenure in Bridgeport or New York. 

 Archbishop Dolan declined to comment on Cardinal Egan’s comments, but said the cardinal had always “responded appropriately and with rigor” to sex-abuse cases."

In any kind of decent society, these comments would provide all the occasion necessary to institute criminal proceedings  against Cardinal Egan and every other Catholic priest in American for their part in the largest case of child sexual abuse ever known, and to see that they all end up in prison for the rest of their lives; and that the country finally recognize that classifying this sex perversion cult as a religion for tax purposes is an enormous slap in the face of any honestly religious person.  Short of this kind of government action, the Catholic Church will never change, and a few decades from now people will be again reading headlines about more degraded behavior from this organization; which will again respond the same way, confident that eventually, people will forget, and they can get back to their Satanic business.


BB-Idaho said...

Theology leads to strange logic.

mastercynic said...

The concept of separation of church and state was important to our founding fathers because they wanted to protect the state, not religion. Now, it is way past time that we recognize that organized religion was originally the world's first political entity created solely to keep an orderly society and hold the masses in line. What was true then is true today. That any organized religion is given tax exempt status is ludicrous. They need to all be treated as political parties.

St. Joan said...

I feel for all the little old black-clad ladies filling up their empty widowhoods with daily masses, rosaries and novenas. That's the face of the church that comes to my mind; the men I always found repellent. Arrogant, entitled and deeply creepy.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Theology is the study of how many angels can dance on the head of a molested boy.

Green Eagle said...

Good point, Mastercynic, and I totally agree with your conclusion about the absurdity of the government financing these loons.

Good point too, Gene.