Category Archives: Law

Priests don’t have to report child abuse

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Louisiana Supreme Court rules priests don’t have to report child abuse.

See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/11/louisiana-supreme-court-priests-dont-have-to-report-child-abuse/#sthash.jfnwBEC2.dpuf

1. This is special treatment for one specific religion. How come they don’t have to follow the law like everyone else? If an imam hears confession about child abuse is he mandated to report it? How about a Daoist monk? Aren’t we all supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law?

2. This is clearly prioritising a religious practice (protecting the confidentiality of the confessional) over the protection of children.

3. This is hypocrisy.  (Not surprised of course.) What happened to “think of the children”? The church uses this to demonize homosexuals. But when it comes to real actual abuse, they fight to avoid reporting it.

“the fact that the Catholic church would fight for and win the right to keep child abuse hidden should come as a surprise to no one. After all, the Catholic church has a long and well documented history of protecting child abusers at the expense of innocent children.”

In other words, the church chooses to protect itself over protecting children. This says something dreadful about the Catholic religion and its god.

Catholic Church spent $2million to block N.Y. kid-rape laws

ALBANY — Not leaving it to divine chance, the state Catholic Conference has turned in recent years to some of Albany’s most well-connected and influential lobby firms to help block a bill that would make it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice.

Why rely on prayer faith and divine power when you can spend earthly money on earthly lawyers? The church knows what works. If you seriously think the church actually believes in god and biblical teachings then you are mentally deficient.

More here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/catholic-church-hired-lobby-firms-block-n-y-kid-rape-laws-article-1.2655010

Catholic Church: No Obligation to Report Abuse

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The Catholic Church is allegedly telling newly ordained bishops that they have no obligation to report child-sexual-abuse allegations to law-enforcement officials, saying instead that the decision to take such claims to the authorities should be left to victims and their families.

The policy was first reported by a veteran Vatican journalist at Catholic news website Crux, who cited a presentation given by French Monsignor Tony Anatrella.

More here: http://time.com/4216974/vatican-guidelines-sex-abuse-bishops-training/

Image from: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/02/catholic-church-tells-bishops-they-are-not-obliged-to-disclose-child-sex-abuse

Indiana Center of Christian Bigotry

Hands up those who were surprised at the length crazy fundie Christians will go to protect their right to be assholes?

And this is a justification for it. When your bigotry is called out, project it onto your targets and trot out the victim card. Classic Christian hypocrisy and cowardice.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/416176/want-evidence-hysterical-anti-christian-bigotry-look-no-further-boycottindiana-david

KKK Worker Claims Racism Is A ‘Religious Belief’

This is why we should separate religion from laws. Secular laws must apply equally to everyone, regardless of religion. Religion cannot be used as the reason to not obey secular law.

To allow otherwise is just plain bat shit crazy.

Back to the Stone Age

Brunei implements sharia law

What to do next when you are a developed nation? The Sultan of Brunei has the answer. Take it back to the stone age by implementing barbaric islamic sharia law of course. Presumably for the shits and giggles, or the floggings and stonings.

Applicable to everyone regardless of their religion or lack thereof. Except the royal family and those in their favour.