Sunday, April 18, 2010

It begins with a small game

Let's play word association.  I will say a word & then you say the next word that pops into your head.  Are you ready?

sex  -

children -

father -

Now.  Could everyone who did NOT picture a catholic priest at any point during this game...  Could you just....uhm.  Seriously?

I do not live in CT anymore but I do follow the broad sweeping topics of the area. Lately the broad sweeping topic has been sex with children.  Specifically, the Archdiocese of Hartford, the Diocese of Bridgeport & the Diocese of Norwich are contacting parishioners any way they can think of (sermons, e-mail) & asking that they contact their representatives & request they vote against House Bill 5473.  The part the bishops take issue with is the part extending the period of time by which victims of sexual abuse can bring law suits against their abusers.  Now, those of you who never saw a catholic priest at any point during the word association game, can you think why this might be?

World religions always have been & always will be riddled with sex cults.  India was very big with dedicating young girls to a local temple & they raised funds for the temple by having sex with the local men.  As far as I can tell, this is just a hop, skip & an ahem from Bristol Palin having sex with whats-his-name, spawning & then trotting out to fund raising events to say how she won't do it again, because as far as I can tell abstinence is a kind of sex cult.

Sexual assault happens (in the US, Ireland, Germany, etc.) but that is not what the Catholic Church is about.  The church is about some basic core belief, right?  Unswerving, fundamental guidelines for all catholics to live by.  Like, oh say, abortion is bad.  Except of course, in China, where Catholic Bishops keep pretty mum on the subject.  As with the Dalai Lama, the Chinese government went ahead & promoted their own Catholic Bishops, reflecting the state view that abortion is a good idea.  This means that if you are in China, looking for an organization prepared to stand up for their beliefs, no matter how conflicting or out of step with dominant local thinking, you should start praying to GOOGLE

As for Connecticut House Bill 5473, I have decided to go one better.  I cannot contact my representative in CT because I don't have one.  But I can contact Bishops in Florida & ask them what the fuck?  Well, maybe not "fuck".

1 comment:

  1. Abstinence as a sex cult. You do come up with some great one liners. :-)