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posted by Pat Campbell @ 7:11 PM
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A couple of years ago, I had some Google news alerts set up for "priest," "pedophile," "bishop," etc. I found that the sex abuse crosses denominational lines. Most of the sex abuse was done by roman catholic priests, because, I guess, there are more of them than there are of other denominations. (I have no idea what the proportional representations might be.) There were even a couple of instances of lesbian nuns doing some un-nun-like stuff.I grew bored with following this issue after a while (No doubt the roman catholic denominational authorities hope and expect that most of the public will lose interest as I have), but, before I cancelled my Google alerts, I came to the conclusion that the roman catholic denomination has more experience with this problem over a longer time, and, over the centuries, they've developed a reflexive cover up technique supported overtly or covertly all the way to and including at least some of the popes. Their problem is ongoing; their first thought is still to hide the problem.For the record: I escaped from roman catholicism when I was young. Even when I was a kid, I sensed that they were more about power, control, and appearances than they were about holiness.
Mormons can have unlimited wives, check out the polygamy cults in Utah. Many older men marry scores of young women, some of which are pre-teen. The Catholic Church's problem is the gay factor. Their abuse of children is almost always priest to boy. However we see increasingly illicit sexual encounters both gay and straight among the various Protestant cults. Jimmy Swaggert, Paul Crouch's gay affair, The guy from the mega church and the gay hooker escapade. Better to worship on your own than to give money to or attend these any of these organized hypocrtical "religions."
Quoted from anonymous: Better to worship on your own than to give money to or attend these any of these organized hypocrtical "religions." Yes, I agree. If you read the new testament, you'll see that Jesus said that there would be no hierarchal structure in His church. Further reading in the epistles show that "leaders" were to lead by example and exhortation. The leaders had no authority other than quoting the authoritive words of God.
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