By Monica A
We can all agree that William Donohue is an ignorant slut. He has neither the intelligence or measured words it takes to comment on this extremely serious matter. His response to King's first question is inflammatory and untrue. Can we really be assured by this or any other Pope that abuse is no longer taking place? Benedict didn't seem all that concerned when he was alerted to abuses being committed in the 90s. Is there a large pedophile gay community that we are not aware of? From what I've read crimes such as pedophilia have nothing to do with a person's sexuality, but is a mental illness.
Donohue and his ilk would like to sweep this under the rug and go about business as usual. A few rogue priests shouldn't cause the faithful to stop filling the coffers. According to these people the church will, once again, examine its role in this tragedy and, pay (monetarily), yet again, for the sins of its shepherds. If history teaches us anything, it's that you can't allow the wolves to tend to the chickens. It usually ends badly. If I don't want the bank executive who ripped me off in charge of regulation, why oh why would I want the guys who permitted children to be abused to mete out their own punishment? Some people don't feel comfortable with letting the church police itself on this issues and I don't blame them.