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To: Past Your Eyes
First the police came for the people who rape children, and I did not speak up because I was not a child rapist.

Then the police came for the people that covered for the child rapists, and I...


Nope. Can't come up with a scenario where I see any reason to make religious exceptions on criminal accessory laws.

7 posted on 07/18/2012 7:50:39 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd
So on the list of advocates for abolishing the First Amendment today:

MrEdd
Chuck Schumer
. . .

9 posted on 07/18/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: MrEdd

You are wrong. You ignore the Truth that is the Catholic Church. The Church that Christ founded. No priest can be required to report this.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 8:00:52 AM PDT by impimp
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To: MrEdd
Five Reasons Why This Law Is Meaningless(Link)
14 posted on 07/18/2012 8:12:54 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: MrEdd
Nope. Can't come up with a scenario where I see any reason to make religious exceptions on criminal accessory laws.

I can.

Read post #4.

"Criminal accessory laws", as they apply to the confessional are counterproductive, unenforceable (absent wiretapping) and entirely unnecessary.

15 posted on 07/18/2012 8:16:49 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: MrEdd
Confesors don't cover up for child rapists. Name one case in, oh, the last 100 years in which that was even alleged to have happened.

Confessors are canonically required, in the case of a confessed felony, to tell the penitent that he can't be absolved unless he confesses to the police. Under ordinary circumstances, the priest wouldn't even know who the offender is anyway, since confessions are anonymous.

You knew that, right?

16 posted on 07/18/2012 8:19:30 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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