Monday, March 29, 2010

Time for priests to marry

Posted By on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 12:27 PM

It's outrageous that the Catholic Church is staying mum about its widespread and lengthy sex-abuse scandal.

Priests are raping and molesting children, dig? They are raping and molesting children. This is not OK. Any one of you think Jesus would approve of this?

I'm not even going to get into how horrendous this situation is or how the Church can make it up to the children who are being abused — mostly because there is no way to describe the heinousness involved in raping and molesting children, and because there is no possible way to erase the abuse.

I will, however, suggest some possible ways for the Church to prevent similar problems in the future: Stop cock blocking your priests. Let them marry. Let them marry anyone they want. Admit homosexuality isn't a mortal sin. Admit love is the greatest thing ... even if colors blend and sexes don't.

Sure, some might suggest that while marriage may help to relieve sexual tension, it won't stop molestation — and the real problem is that the Church is a safe haven for pedophiles. And, frankly, until the Church proves otherwise it's difficult to argue against that assertion. So, in addition to allowing priests and nuns to get their freak on with the committed adult mate of their choice, don't you think it's time for a little more group counseling? A little more on-the-job don't-touch-the-kiddos training? If the Church is a magnet for pedophiles, then the Church has a terrific opportunity to help the world by helping pedophiles confront and overcome their demons.

I also demand this: If a priest is proven to have raped or molested a child, they should be punished to the greatest extent of the law and not allowed to return to the pulpit. Ever.

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