In Connecticut, victims of under aged sexual abuse currently have until 30 years after their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit against the people who abused them. But state legislators are trying to get it changed so that there is no time limit for legal action. If you'd like to know what kind of monster would be opposed to such an action? you're asking the wrong question.
It should be: What kind of monster organization would be opposed to such an action? And I think you already know the answer…
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.
Wow. They really dove headfirst into that bear trap, didn't they?
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? Because my parish is harboring known child rapists? If my parish is harboring known child rapists, I'm not quite sure, but I think it might already be "at risk."
The Catholic archdiocese of Hartford also published a pulpit announcement on its Web site, which was to be read during Mass on Sunday, urging parishioners to express opposition to the bill.
So, what the Catholic Church — which, by the way, which millions of people worldwide are supposed to turn for moral guidance, in case you forgot — is doing now is asking its parishioners — the same ones whom it has previously asked to stand in moral opposition to condoms as a means to prevent the spread of AIDS — to go out into the world and line up alongside child rapists to defend their child rapist honor.
Granted, I'm neither a P.R. person or a receptacle of divine knowledge straight from the mouth of God Almighty, but that, I don't think is likely to inspire confidence amongst the church members who might be wavering on certain current issues involving Church cover-ups and little raped deaf kids. But, like I said, I'm no expert or prophet.
Anyway, in related news, Richard Dawkins has vowed to personally and single-handedly tackle and shackle the Pope Benedict XVI, Magnum P.I.-style.
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