Ireland is currently considering a new law that would force Catholic priests to disclose cases of child sexual abuse revealed in confessionals. Naturally, the clergy is furious – how dare lawmakers besmirch their carefully crafted system of shielding child molesters from accountability? That’s just wrong … and, as the ever-reliable Bill Donohue of the Catholic League points out, is just another step in the pursuit to destroy the Catholic Church as we know it:
A new law in Ireland has been introduced forcing priests to report sex abuse revealed in confession. The war on Catholicism is cresting.— Catholic League (@CatholicLeague) April 27, 2012
You know, in case you ever needed confirmation regarding where priests’ and their defenders’ loyalties lie. What chance do raped children stand when there’s precious dogma to be upheld?
(via Joe. My. God.)