Friday, April 2, 2010

Had the church been vigilant and prosecuted pedophiles in their ranks they would have not become a safe haven for pedophiles...

“Men who deliberately and consistently hide child sex crime are in no way victims,”...“And to conflate public scrutiny with horrific violence is about as wrong as wrong can be.”
~David Clohessy



The recent exposure of sex abuse of children by Catholic priests in Ireland and Germany has caused a series of criticism against the Pope and the Catholic church which has caused a knee jerk reaction from the Vatican. Remarks by "Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa, who holds the office of preacher of the papal household", has labeled it akin to anti-semitism, and sees it as an attack on the church. His comments of course missed the point of the criticism. The same scandal hit the United States a few years ago, the bottom line being that the church was a haven for pedophiles. The church should be proactive in protecting children and not protect men that hide behind a collar to abuse the innocent and unprotected. There is no greater evil than to damage a child.

Had the church been vigilant and prosecuted pedophiles in their ranks they would have not become a safe haven for pedophiles and could have taken the lead in protecting children. The fact that there was a reluctance to defend the innocent while protecting the guilty is a stain that the church will have to work long and hard to erase.

To equate criticism of the church for their reluctance to prosecute pedophiles to anti semitism is to insult the Jewish experience and demean the suffering and tragedy suffered by Jews in the 20th century.


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Monday, March 29, 2010

If they want their, white intolerant racist, America back they are out of luck.

"If Obama’s first legislative priority had been immigration or financial reform or climate change, we would have seen the same trajectory. The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play."
~Frank Rich, New York Times




It has been a mad weekend. I spent the last four days at ArtExpoNYC with my artist wife at her booth showing her art work, hence no blogging. New York City is a great city and the diversity of the people attending the event is indicative of the diversity of not just New York City but of America. The show was a huge event with artists from all over the world which reflected the creativity of a diverse slice of society. I didn't see political statements reflected in the art but a diverse cultural statement in the art was apparent. I doubt that the mostly older white Tea Baggers would have approved of that diversity, "diversity" not being their favorite word. But it is clear that all people are not walking to the same beat and that the Tea Baggers are a lonely group of people who lack diversity and toleration and are holding on to that last vestige of a perceived American ideology, that has in fact passed them by. By 2012 babies born to white Americans will be in the minority. America is changing, in 2012 more babies will be born to black, hispanic and asian Americans than to their white counterparts. This is the problem for the Tea Baggers , their perceived loss of control of America. As Frank Rich pointed out in his piece, in the New York Times, they are upset about a black man in the white house, a Puerto Rican American woman on the supreme court and woman speaker of the house. If they want their, white intolerant racist, America back they are out of luck.


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