Best of The Left: Why Does The Church Continue To Protect Pedophiles?on October 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm
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OK, someone explain this to me: Why? I understand why, for decades if not longer, the Church protected pedophiles. They were protecting the reputation of the Church. I don’t agree with that course of action but I can understand it. But those days are over. It is universally understood and accepted that the Catholic Church has a pedophile problem and, more importantly from a public relations standpoint, a reputation of covering for them.
So why keep doing it? What would possess (deliberate pun) a Bishop to protect a pedophile? What looks worse? The Church finding out about a pedophile and immediately turning him over to the police or the Church protecting him? It makes ZERO sense to continue the original policy of protecting the Church’s reputation; it’s already shattered. Rather, they should be aggressively rooting out the remaining pedophiles and handing them over to the police. They are not doing God’s work and are actively hurting the cause. Get rid of them and people will begin, however slowly, to regain their trust in the Church as an institution. But nope! The Church keeps covering it up.
Savage is right, the Church is enabling these sick fucks by covering for them and then letting them continue traumatizing children. I’m beginning to wonder if the Church has a pedo problem BECAUSE it has a reputation for not turning them over to the police. If you were a pedophile, wouldn’t you want to belong to an organization that protects you?