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Paedophile Priests and Child Abuse in Christian Institutions

My last week's research and writing has shocked and disgusted me, but here is the conclusion from new page (a re-write of a 1998 page):

"Child Abuse by Christian Priests: Horror, Paedophilia and the Clergy" by Vexen Crabtree (2009):

"Child abuse and paedophilia has been a particular problem for Christian institutions. It seems that the Church's teachings on sexuality, and the general restrictions of the strict teachings of Christian churches, lead to a development of sexual dysfunction amongst its priests. Christian Churches, the biggest example being the Catholic Church, have fought to conceal paedophile priests and move them from place to place when allegations arise. They have tried to deal with paedophilia by sending priests on sick leave or to rehabilitation centres ran by other Christians, but, it appears that Christian hierarchies are the last places you should trust when it comes to dealing with sexual abnormality. The scale of the scandals has led to various Churches declaring themselves bankrupt as they attempt to pay some of the court costs and settlement fees demanded of them. No other industry - even those closely associated with children such as boarding schools - has a rate of abuse anywhere near the rate found amongst Christian clergy. Counting is difficult, but, around 3% of all priests appear to be prone to recurring sexual indecency with children."

There are many example stories within this page, and I have had to gloss over a seemingly endless stream of horrific cases. I will add more country-by-country profiles when I have the stomach for it, but for now I want to put this topic behind me!


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Satan has won the Church

(Anonymous)
At one time the church may of served the Poor, now and for many centuries they have served to make massive Profits. Satan tempted them off bothering with the poor and got them more intrested in Agrandisment it is normal for human nature to fall back to Satan. It has no where BETTER to go. The Church serv Satan in there own way, nomatter what they say to the contary.

Re: Satan has won the Church

(Anonymous)
Don't know what churches you attended, but the one I have attended is about helping people and saving souls. Yes, there are a FEW churches that are not representative of true Christianity. My husband and I went to Israel to feed and help the Jewish people on our OWN DIME for 3 months with our "savings." Where do you get your ridiculous and uninformed information? Have you ever really talked to a true, born-again Christian? Do a little research of YOUR OWN and stop listening to scoffers. As a matter of fact, crack open the Bible, you will see for yourself what Jesus and true Christians are all about. Don't harden your heart! Better start worrying about the Muslims!

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