OK, people do not single out catholic priests, its just when priests do molest kids, its even worse because its supposed to be the house of God and your supposed to be safe their!
And catholic priests are less likely to be caught, Because a lot of the time, when they are caught, the bishops don't want to put a bad reputation on the Church's name, so rather than go to the police, they just let the priests go and work in a different church, therefore the priests can continue to rape any kid they want, and they think they can get away with it!
most of them are from 20 years ago? well yeah, that's because the kids are to scared to come forward, when they are young because they have, that catholic instilled, feelings of shame and guilt and the kids think its they're fault!
So it is more than likely still happening a lot! but we wont hear about it for 20 years, because the kids who is happening to now, are to scared to come forward, so these kids will come forward when they're older, then we will hear about it! and people like you will once again say, it doesn't matter because it happened ages ago! and as long as people like you are around, it Willl continue to happen!
Because your the type of Christians, who thinks that this happening, is not really a big deal, and i bet your more bothered about the reputation of the church, than about the victims!
"e) The vast majority of the victims were boys who had reached puberty -- thus making it much more of a homosexual problem, than a pedophilia one."
That is just bullshit and evil and it shows what type of person you are!
how is it a Gay problem? are you saying all gay people are rapists? being gay is not a problem...Its a problem with rape, and no matter who is raped its still wrong! no matter how old the victim is!
"f) Catholic priests are no more likely to molest kids than any other group of people. Actually, compared to many professions that work with kids, they are LESS likely."
Just not true, the reason you have that statistic, is because there are still thousands of victims to scared to come forward!
"Has the liberal media singled out the Catholic priesthood because they approve of so many things -- abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, fetal stem-cell research -- that the Church condemns?"
No, they havent singled anything out, YOU have singled out the "liberal media" that does not exist! The liberal media,doesn't exist, people like you make it up!
I am shocked, you have a serious problem, you need to think about your beliefs, and how dangerous they are, your trying to convince peopel that child rape, is not as big a problem as we think!
I don't like to get worked up over stuff written on the internet, but i cant help it!
I actually cant believe people like you exist, I have never been so annoyed, and shocked, on YA before!
Your just spewing out propagandad, and whatyou'ree saying is bullshit! and irresponsible, i would laugh at you if iwasn'tt so scared by your beliefs!
I don't know what else to say to you, I cant describe how upset and shocked i am by what you have said your beleifs now are where the rest of the worlds was 300 years ago...and i know your mind can never be changed! so i wont try to change it...Ill just recomend you think about what you are saying here...and think about whether you would say this **** if you had been raped by a priest....
just whatever, I wouldnt care what you thought, but i know lots of people like you exist and thats what scares me so much!
good bye =0)