Revised January 15, 2010
SEXUAL ORIENTATION is less about sex and more about LOVE, being one with another human being - ATTACHMENT THEORY
C O V E R - U P S
Condemning Gay Marriage Maintaining Cover-up?
Fundamental Attribution Error -Blaming the Victim & Belief In A Just World (why the majority of people remain silent, unaffected by other people's pain and suffering, even for children)
The research data released at the US Catholic bishops fall meeting November 2009, stating that gay priests were not the problem of the child sexual abuse came out the same time that the Ireland Murphy report revealed the facts about the decades of cover-ups of the child sexual abuse cases by the Roman Catholic hierarchy globally. It also revealed that Benedict XVI had ordered these cover-ups and to punish anyone challenging the hierarchy. Read more
The Ireland report also revealed that the civil government had colluded with the cover-ups of the child sexual abuse cases. This was likely aided by the overwhelming support of an unknowing public of the facts. According to the report, Benedict XVI did this before he was made pope, as Cardinal Ratzinger, which went on for the past 30 some years.
The Ireland’s Murphy report was like the one domino that flipped backwards exposing the decades of criminal negligence by Benedict XVI and his hierarchy. It also exposes the question whether Benedict XVI used the homosexual orientation to muster world attention to shift the blame off his hierarchy and place it onto homosexuals. Hitler used the same tactic when he first came into power blaming homosexuals for all societal illness thus encouraging public intolerance towards homosexuals. It is history repeating itself. Read the facts for yourself about the “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 on UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
C O V E R - U P S
Like with the strategic advice given by “Deep Throat” to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, reporters for The Washington Post in the “Watergate” cover-ups to follow the “money” the same is true with Benedict XVI, follow the “child sexual abuse cover-ups.” The “cover-ups” involves billions of dollars, including implicating many civil government officials who colluded in the cover-ups, an unending number of convictions, like with Nixon and all his men 1974. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Watergate (again) everywhere you go.” Read more - Timeline Photo The Watergate complex, where the break-in occurred Photo - Movie - All the President's Men
Condemning Gay Marriage Maintaining Cover-up?
Benedict XVI & the Hierarchy - Criminal Negligence?
Failing to Protect Children
It is questionable whether Benedict XVI and the hierarchy continue to publicly condemn “gay marriage” in order to maintain their cover-ups and avoid doing time in jail. This is especially true when Benedict XVI and the hierarchy have not offered any substantiated evidence either from the bible or from science to support their objections to Marriage Equality. They have rejected all scientific research to the contrary and offer no explanations as to why.
They openly began condemning of homosexuals, which began in 2002, when the child sexual abuse cases first became global news, starting in Boston.
It is becomes very difficult to believe as true Benedict XVI and the hierarchy objections to sexual orientation, when major Christian denominations this summer 2009 joined the long established Christian precedence of accepting LGBT people (with their partners) in all forms of ordain ministries. These difficulties grow even stronger because of all the research data from all the major medical, psychiatric, psychological and social workers national and international professional associations regarding human sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity. (APA - repudiate gay-to-straight therapy)
The United Nations statement by the Vatican (Dec. 09) though appreciated is confusing because just one year before the Vatican refused to support protecting homosexuals. Unfortunately, it can be suspect whether or not it is meant more as a strategic form of distraction or is it based on truth? This kind of “lukewarm” support of homosexuals is unsettling and confusing, can it be trusted? The Vatican has a history of the misuse of time to avoid opposition. Pope John Paul II made a historical public apology in 2000 for the sins of the Church through the centuries. Because Benedict XVI and the hierarchy have not been forthcoming with any substantiated reasoning explaining their opposition against homosexuals, their sudden shift of support again with no explanation it is only logical that questions are raised. Proper explanations would dispel thoughts that the Vatican’s sudden shift of support for homosexuals at the United Nations was meant as tactic to appraise their opposition from LGBT and their allies and to allow more time to past for people to forget the Ireland Murphy report “December 09” and the research data report at the US bishops fall meeting “November 09” stating that “Homosexuality was the not the problem” of the child sexual abuse cases. In addition, someone asked for clarification on what is the meaning of “unjust discrimination” used in the Vatican’s statement. Did the Vatican in reality say anything different regarding homosexuals? In light of the devastating Ireland’s report regarding the intentional cover-ups of the child sexual abuse led by Benedict XVI and then shifting the blame by publicly wrongfully condemning homosexuals, which also increases the life time harm caused to children who grow up to be gay, strikes at the very foundation of the credibility of Benedict XVI and the hierarchy. In both instances children are being harmed for life something must be done to protect children. It is like what Jesus said out of frustration about people who are lukewarm, preferring people to be either “hot” or “cold.” People want to believe Benedict XVI and the hierarchy, but transparency and constancy must be forthcoming first before people in good conscience can do so. But at all times it must be remembered that children are the victims of the actions of Benedict XVI and the hierarchy.
2002-2009 were most revealing years of the decades of Benedict XVI and his hierarchy child sexual abuse cover-ups. There have been major world leaders (Tony Blair), celebrities standing up, and some “coming out” in support of LGBT adults and children. It did not help Benedict any to have Obama become the USA President in 2008. Obama appears to value knowledge from all sources, past and present and on all levels. President Obama has demonstrated he is willing to debate important issues and clearly explain his strategies (Nobel Peace Prize). Benedict XVI and his hierarchy may have won the battle against Marriage Equality in California 2008. However, they are losing the war overall for gay marriage, because it is a matter of not separating science from religion. Pope John Paul II warned us that there are "No irreconcilable differences between science and religion...Science can purify religion from error and superstition...” However, Benedict XVI dismissed this caution, immediately after he became pope, 2005, by removing the scientists that Pope John Paul II had on all committees in the Vatican. And immediately, Benedict XVI, fell into error, just as Pope John Paul II warned would happen if you separate science from religion.
Advocates of Marriage Equality must not allow extremists (misleaded christians) to separate science from their religion. This is also good advice for our people in government to find the line that separates church and state. It also helps us to know when the church has crossed the line and is harming innocent people, as was done burning witches and hanging people because of their race. The harm caused to children growing up being subjected to unsubstantiated antigay teachings though it is more often a form of implicit harm that leads to more explicit forms of violence, is in fact, far more deadly than witch burnings or hangings, because it becomes self perpetuating. It teaches a child how to treat people inhumanly. It fosters crimes against humanity. Benedict XVI and his hierarchy appear to be prime examples of what happens to very young children who are taught to suppress, consider as evil their natural feelings for bonding to another human being. They are taught to consider human life as unimportant and disposable. It is because their natural feelings for bonding, feeling one with another human being, have been long destroyed in their early childhood years growing up, by being subjected to unsubstantiated antigay teachings.
This is why it is imperative that we do not allow the publicity of the “child sexual abuse cases” in Ireland to die down without convictions and proper restitution made to the victims. Christ warned us about the importance of protecting children, which Benedict XVI and his hierarchy have long forgotten. "Protect children and the entire world will be safe." If we forget the children we will lose just like Benedict XVI and his hierarchy are for not protecting the "little ones." They tried to maintain secrecy about this ongoing sexual abuse of children and continue to do so. However, now the fact that we, the world, have known about it for the past seven years (2002-2009), it is now our responsibility not to remain silent and begin protecting children.
It is sad to state that the Vatican’s great defense in dealing with “cover-ups” is to allow time to past, lots of time, years and years, for people to forget. It took the Vatican 400 years to apologize to Galileo for condemning him because he said the earth revolves around the sun.
BENEDICT XVI COVER-UPS 30 years+
How many crimes against humanity are Benedict XVI and his hierarchy going to be allowed to commit before they are stopped? That is a harsh statement to make, but we are speaking about the protection of children, who are unable to protect themselves. We the public have been made aware of the global harm to children by Benedict XVI and the hierarchy, we are responsible to protect children. I mean no harm or disrespect, but when and how do we become responsible to protect children. As Catholics, we know in the end we all will be judged severely on how well we protected children. It is vital that each and every Catholic individually learns to facts about the child sexual abuse cases and about human sexuality and not collude with the harm being done by our silence. At the same time that is equality importantly, we must avoid at all cost not to become vigilantes, self-appointed doers of justice. This is where the necessary “checks and balances” are truly needed. We do not eliminated crimes against humanity by creating other crimes of against humanity. With the necessary "checks and balances" in place that remain constant, we must then remain strong in our protection of children. It is so very easy to slip into being worst than the aggressors.
A major problem with the hierarchical structure of the Roman Catholic Church is that there are no “checks and balances.” When the necessary “checks and balances” are not in place to protect any organization, it leaves “not making waves” the rule that governs the hierarchy and opens the way to many devastating mistakes harmful to everyone and allows corruption to grow. The following statements are harsh statements, but unfortunately they are heavily documented. (1) Benedict XVI and his hierarchy failed to protect children from child sexual abuse for decades. (2) They mistreated and intimidated the victims and their families who came to report the child sexual abuse, in order to cover up publicity of any child sexual abuse. (3) They failed to protect children by repeatedly reassigning the child sexual abusers to assignments where children would be present. (4) When the hierarchy’s criminal negligence failing to protect children became public, globally, in 2002 they shifted the blame wrongfully onto gay priests. (5) By falsely, against known research to the contrary, blaming gay priests they implicated the entire LGBT community and how they are fighting against Marriage Equality. When the scientific facts known for decades about human sexuality have been discounted with no substantiated facts given to explain why, it causes many questions whether Benedict XVI and his hierarchy’s fight against Marriage Equality is more a fight to maintained the cover-up of the hierarchy’s criminal negligence failing to protect children? Benedict XVI and his hierarchy need to clearly offer substantiated reasons why they are against Marriage Equality. This statement needs to be spelled out in great detail and follow Pope John Paul II’s test of truth of not separating science and religion. (6) Benedict XVI and his hierarchy’s continuous public propaganda against homosexuality encourages public intolerance towards LGBTQI adults and children. They continue to do this even though this summer 2 major Christian denominations approved LGBT singled and partnered people for all forms of ordained ministries. (7) Benedict XVI and his hierarchy’s continuous promulgation of the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings that are harmful to children in their early childhood psychological developmental years, harm that is crippling throughout their lives. They continue this even after the beginning of this year, 2009, the Family Acceptance Project research studies had shown the negative effects caused to youths, when their sexual orientation is not accepted, having health problems, suicidal ideation, etc. They ignore all the major medical, psychiatric, psychological and social workers national and international professional associations regarding their findings regarding human sexuality and sexual orientation. WHEN DO WE START PROTECTING CHILDREN?!?!
Written by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
Important note: I mean no disrespect to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children. Kids Are Being Hurt !!!
March 23, 2002, Springfield priest cites cost for speaking out, By Kevin Cullen, Globe Staff
Irish church and police covered up child sex abuse, says report – by Henry McDonald, guardian.co.uk, 26 November 2009
Gay clergy eligible for all Episcopal ministry By Rachel Zoll - AP Associated Press - The Seattle Times
First Lesbian U.S. Bishop - Mary Glasspool - Episcopal Church -> Leading The Way Out of Darkness for Us All - Episcopal News
Report: Sexual orientation not a factor in priest sex abuse -Philadelphia Gay News - Jen Colletta
This about the reckless endangerment of children in a calculated, purposeful strategy to protect the institutional Church - By Jason Walsh - The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com
Child Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin, November 2009 -Report by Commission of Investigation into the handling by Church and State authorities of allegations and suspicions of child abuse against clerics of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Read complete report->Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin
there will exist a well-informed,
well-considered, and yet fervent public conviction
that the most deadly of all possible sins
mutilation of a child's spirit.
Nothing in life is more precious than the intimate relationships we have with love ones. Healthy love relationships delight us give us confidence to take on challenges and support us in difficult times.
Groundbreaking Study Finds Family Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adolescents Protects Against Depression, Substance Abuse and Suicidal Behavior in Early Adulthood – by Caitlin Ryan, PhD, December 6, 2010
FAMILY ACCEPTANCE PROJECT.
GAY YOUTH SUICIDE | BENEDICT XVI & BISHOPS Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups – Negligence Protecting (1) Children & (2) LGBT Children | Family of Rutgers suicide victim lends name to bill – November 19, 2010 – CNN
Institutionalized STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE – Vatican’s UNSUBSTANTIATED ANTIGAY TEACHINGS - severe harm lasting throughout a child’s lifetime | Benedict XVI & Hierarchy CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE COVER-UPS
Revised January 29, 2011