Wait, what? “A bill in Connecticut’s legislature that would remove the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases has sparked a fervent response from the state’s Roman Catholic bishops, who released a letter to parishioners Saturday imploring them to oppose the measure.” (all quotes via CNN)
Could that be more damning? I mean could the Church possibly just come out and say that they’ve abused far too many people so they fear letting people talk?
“Under current Connecticut law, sexual abuse victims have 30 years past their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit. The proposed change to the law would rescind that statute of limitations.
The proposed change to the law would put “all Church institutions, including your parish, at risk,” says the letter, which was signed by Connecticut’s three Roman Catholic bishops.”
Why would it put them at risk? Why are they worried? Because so many of them abused children? They have to know, right? If they didn’t know about it they wouldn’t fear it would they? Maybe they just fear fake lawsuits?
“The bill has been revised to address some of the church’s concerns about frivolous abuse claims against it, according to Connecticut state Rep. Beth Bye, one of the bill’s sponsors.”
Well, sure. I guess maybe I can understand that. The Church doesn’t want to be the target of millions of cases of abuse, some of which are fake and have to shoulder all those court cases, given their tiny amounts of funding, right?
The Church, a system that is in no way supposedly dedicated to doing good and right and being a paragon of virtue wouldn’t want to help stop abuse with in their own walls at any cost, after all. That would just be silly.
“The bishops’ letter raised concerns that the bill would allow claims that are 70 years or older, in which “key individuals are deceased, memories have been faded, and documents and other evidence have been lost.” The letter said that the majority of cases would be driven by “trial lawyers hoping to profit from these cases.”"
I see. They’re concerned that the lawyers would just be after them. Not that they could help stop abuses inside their own doors, help some of their own flock that they’ve abused, or generally clean up their image. No. The Church is far more concerned about appearing on Judge Judy.
I truly don’t know if this could be more damning. Or more evil. Or more disgusting. Better yet they truly think they are doing God’s work. Look, if this is your house? If this behavior is what you think is right, protecting abusers is a good move and overall things are on the right course with shit like this? If this is your house and you think it is also God’s, there’s one thing you should know:
God left and He left because of the behavior and unacceptable actions of the people who did shit like this and then went out and preached all about how awesome they were and He was and everything else. That house you think is so grand and divine is empty and rotting from the inside out and all the Church is doing it grasping pathetic straws in an attempt to rearrange Apostles on the deck of the Titanic. And, frankly, anyone who stands with them in their attempts to whitewash the sexual abuse of children is just as damned as they are. End of story.