The Archdiocese of New York has apparently just released new coloring book for kids, all about how to be safe in an age of fear and predation.
Fear of this is why my oldest son never got baptized. The Roman Catholic priest wouldn’t do it when he was an infant because I wasn’t married to his father , and the same guy wouldn’t do it at the same time he agreed to baptize his brother ten yrs later , it didn’t matter I was married, and to a Roman Catholic (this whole baptism thing was not my idea. The priest did not remember me, but I felt bad for my older son at the time, as he knew he was not baptized and here he was watching the family thrill to the site of his baby brother (peeing I hope) in the font. . This priest said my ten yr old was now “too old” for regular ‘unconditional” baptism and would have to enroll in some 2 year study program in order to get baptized . By then everyone had heard about the pervert priest problem, and this guy was old but like 6’5 or so- Fuhggetaboudit.
Of course, I said no to the 2 year school to get the baptism , I would take my chances with his soul rather than throw him to the lions now- Yes, I was miffed he/parents weren’t perceived as good enough’ to baptize ten years before – but mostly my rejection of this 2 year deal was because I was more afraid of putting my son in the possible the pervy hands than for my son’s soul – this molestation problem many priests seem to have with young boys. Molestation of young boys- almost synonomous with Catholic priests… because we all know it is a haven for latent/repressed- whoknowswhat. ..which isn’t quite the same thing, although one could say that if one is a homosexual and raised in a religious environment, they are not going to be Officially Accepted by most Christian-based faiths, and certainly not Orthodox, but they can just invent their own little fagostery, so to speak. When they get sick of each other, they go after the young boys. They can’t pick up in society, it could threaten their position and make the church look bad- so they either have to do it in secret, with male hustlers, or if they are afraid to catch something or go to jail, they prey upon (pray upon?) the young males in their programs, like altar boys and such. Keep in mind you almost NEVER hear of FEMALE victims of Catholic priests, do you? They also likely use their position as a Priest or ‘Father’ and authority figure in molesting these boys with threats of God punishing them or telling them what they should do, they will get in trouble, humiliation, Hell, etc.. .It’s f&^king evil, no question. My sons are not going to the Catholic Neverland Ranch, no way in Hell.
I’m not anti-Christian per se, but I am anti pervy priests, and priests that deny infants baptism based on their parents marital status, then go ahead and baptize their sibling and accept a hefty donation from the Roman Catholic grandparents..and try to sucker the 10 year old into a 2 year program just to egt baptized. 16 years ago, did I not look like I could write you that same check that you got for secondo figlio? Wonder if he would have pulled that if we had been unmarried illegal alien parents? So yeah, there’s kind of a personal grudge, but that in no way negates the reality of the pervert worry. Still, it is bad faith to baptize one kid and not his brother, to refuse him a second time -when I thought anybody could be baptized without all these conditions-. That’s just not right. More and more hypocrisy- makes me also wonder how much of your whole deal is a lie- This Bud’s for you , Caligari.
I thought this story was a sick joke, but its not. See, this is as good as the church is going to get in acknowledging their problem. Let’s name it. The latent or not-so-latent Homo-Molestation Problem. I don’t like the “third person” point of view of the angel-and the direct address to the kid-to “make sure OTHERS KNOW”.. the onus should be on the ADULT, not the child, and normal adults don’t need cartoons to tell them not to perv out on kids. They shouldn’t be spending time and energy making coloring books warning children about “how to be safe” – they should get the hell away from the children, and if not, their parents certainly should wake up and smell the incense.
So it follows that.. should your kid even BE THERE at all? Whatever benefit he could derive from the religious teaching would be eroded by the manipulation and abuse. Common , logical sense. Not Rocket Science. Come on, if there is this serious of a danger, a higher than “normal” chance of having someone be a sicko, I mean, people are so worried about the soccer coach, but say the odds are way more in the soccer coach’s favor that he ok, versus the priesthood- I mean, at least the soccer coach has a chance to have relationships with other grown ups, whatever his ..ummm, ‘orientation’ may be. Anyway, there it is, below-
addendum: and Bernie, another former priest turned popular bay area radio host-Bernie Ward- you suck too. I used to listen to your blatherings when I would drive home late at night from my crap job at Tower Records, like 20 years ago or more. I thought you were an OK guy then, even if I wasn’t very political. You make me glad I have moved closer to the right…and no one is going to believe your little “research story” excuse. sicksicksicksicksick
What is WRONG with YOU PEOPLE?