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