Skip to comments.Silence of the Lambs: Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?
Posted on 08/19/2018 4:28:27 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Over the past five years, in fact, it has become increasingly cleareven to some conservative Christiansthat fundamentalist churches face a widespread epidemic of sexual abuse and institutional denial that could ultimately involve more victims than the pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church. In 2012, an investigation at Bob Jones University, known as the fortress of fundamentalism, revealed that the school had systematically covered up allegations of sexual assault and counseled victims to forgive their attackers. Sovereign Grace, a network of neo-Calvinist churches, has been facing multiple allegations of child molestation and sexual abuse. In 2014, a New Republic investigation found that school officials at Patrick Henry College, a popular destination for Christian homeschoolers, had routinely responded to rape and harassment claims by treating perpetrators with impunity, discouraging women from going to the police, and blaming them for dressing immodestly.
Allegations of sexual misconduct have also engulfed four of fundamentalisms most venerated patriarchs. Doug Phillips, a prominent leader of the Christian homeschooling movement, was forced to step down in 2013 from his nationwide ministry, Vision Forum, after he was sued by a former nanny who claimed he groomed her as a teenager to be his personal sex object. The following year, Bill Gothard, founder of the influential Institute in Basic Life Principles, resigned amid more than 30 allegations of sexual harassment and molestation by former staffers, interns, and volunteers. In the first case to cross over into the cultural mainstream, Josh Dugger, the beloved eldest son of reality TVs favorite fundamentalist family, fell into disgrace in 2015 with the revelation that he had molested five underage girls, including four of his sisters. And this July, the chief of another fundamentalist reality-TV clan, Toby Willis, is scheduled to stand trial on four counts of child rape.
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When you see a placard on United Methodists Church that trans and gays are welcome, you know that at least one of them is molesting the kids and nothing is done about it out of PC. It is the placard protection.
Desperate attempts to smear Christians as sexual abusers, not the secular leftists who fund the Democrats.
The article was ludicrous in innuendo and conflation.
Only Christians have that problem. Moslems, Hindus, and Buddhists can do whatever they want to children, and it is acceptable.
“Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?”
The strange logic seems to be, that given he could highlight one sordid event, then it applies to the entire Protestant body, since it is happening to the entire Catholic body.
Yes, it is safe to assume that it is happening somewhere, but that does not mean it is happening everywhere.
I have heard of a few cases, and when it breaks, it is publicized, it is over and the culprits aren’t moved to a new location where they can continue their routines.
It’s a shame that the deliberate infiltration of the Catholic Church, and probably Protestant ones as well, isn’t better know. they deliberately flooded seminaries with queers and commies starting in the thirties. Today, we are reaping the fruits.
“I’m guessing Islam, Hindus and Buddhists have a problem too.”
Any institution where families are deferential to a religious authority, this will be an issue.
Of varying degrees, but always present.
Evil men flock to the role. They know in early adolescence that’s the place to be. Often because that’s where THEY first encountered it.
All with the facade of religion.
That’s why good men must hunt them down and kill them.
Re: “I’m guessing Islam, Hindus and Buddhists have a problem, too.”
Unless they have big insurance policies or billionaire donors, the “Tort Entrepreneurs” will not even notice.
In every case. However slight.
Sadly, sexual abuse happens in so many areas of society.
Based in their logic here, we could indict all of our public schools, and sports organizations such as little league baseball.
We’ve heard many cases of abuse coming from teachers and sports team coaches in recent years.
And sadly, a huge number of such cases come from within families.
In the public school system it is called “passing the trash”. The current contract is not renewed and the teacher skulks off to a new district with a clean record.
Yes. It happens anywhere.
Yet, the fact is that the progressive left has championed it in our lifetime.
These are two articles from Germany that chronicle this aspect of progressive thought. It was not specific to Germany but was true here as well.
“The Sexual Revolution and Children
How the Left Took Things Too Far
Germany’s left has its own tales of abuse. One of the goals of the German 1968 movement was the sexual liberation of children. For some, this meant overcoming all sexual inhibitions, creating a climate in which even pedophilia was considered progressive.”
“Shadows from the Past
Pedophile Links Haunt Green Party
In the 1980s, some members of Germany’s Green Party advocated the legalization of sex with minors. Now the party wants to come to terms with this dark chapter via an independent review of internal documents — some of which show that the influence of pedophiles on the young party was much stronger than previously thought.”
Overt sexual abuse is no longer openly advocated but the sexualization of youth that is endemic today is the remnant of this and the Trojan horse.
But the Protestants are allowed and encouraged to marry: many Evangelical women will throw themselves at the Music Minister (muh godly badboy bass player) or the Pastor (alpha male of group).
And, for the nonce, the article is conflating child rape, ephebophilia (e.g. Altar Boys), and ordinary Bill Clinton rape / Donald Trump "they'll let you grab them...") in a desperate attempt to deflect from what is coming down the pike.
LOL! The media still has never reported on the boy sex slaves the Taliban have.
Check out the stories about the special Kingdom of Tibet and what the Buddhist Priests were doing to the young boys...Right up until the Chinese invaded. The guy children were kidnapped from their families. If the guy kids resisted the slavery of the Buddhist compound, they would be beaten, and or raped. If they continued to resist, the aforementioned processes would continue. Further resistance would lead to death. Yeah, that was the wonderful kingdom of Tibet. Each and every person should be allowed to defend themselves. Freedom requires self-defense.
“The current contract is not renewed and the teacher skulks off to a new district with a clean record.”
You must be unaware of how school districts, from sheer terror caused by liability, bend over backwards to vet their teachers. Potential candidates are finger printed, which are then sent in, and teachers have to sign over all rights to privacy pertaining to criminal records and credit scores.
We see all the time the pictures of teachers in the news who have been arrested. That cannot be hidden away. Their teaching career is over.
Catholic priest abuses baby at baptism!
Classy of you to bring the President into this.
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