Thursday, September 15, 2011

Just Kids and Just Dogs

From The Guardian comes this story:

Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have accused the pope, the Vatican secretary of state and two other high-ranking Holy See officials of crimes against humanity, in a formal complaint to the international criminal court (ICC).... Pam Spees, human rights attorney with CCR, said: "The point of this is to look at it from a higher altitude. You zoom out and the practices are identical: whistleblowers are punished, the refusal of the Vatican to co-operate with law enforcement agencies. You see the protection of priests and leaving them in the ministry and because of these decisions other children are raped and sexually assaulted."

Hmmm. . . Does this remind you of any other response to a different kind of abuse? How about the Kennel Club?
  • Whistleblowers are punished? Check.
  • The refusal to co-operate with oversight bodies? Check.
  • Protection of big names and leaving them in power to maintain abuse? Check. 

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