Friday, September 10, 2010

Report Finds Abuse in Belgian Catholic Church - By STEPHEN CASTLE – September 10, 2010 – The New York Times

BRUSSELS — Sexual abuse of children reached all parts of Belgium’s Roman Catholic Church, and it drove at least 13 victims to kill themselves, a report released Friday said.

The report, put forth by a commission established by the church itself, sketched the harrowing dimensions of priestly abuse over five decades, listing cases involving 327 male complainants and 161 women, and 19 cases in which the gender of the victim was unclear. In one case the abuse began when a child was just 2 years old.

The report was the latest blow to a church reeling from a sexual scandal that worsened after the bishop of Bruges, Roger Vangheluwe, resigned in April after admitting that he had abused a boy who was later identified as his nephew. The resignation prompted more than 200 victims to come forward within a few days with complaints about abuses by priests in some cases dating back many decades. One complainant is more than 90 years old.

Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation
Dr. Gregory Herek, 
University of California at Davis & 
Yale University & 
City University of New York

Report: Homosexuality No Factor in Abusive Priests
ABC News – 2009

The case against Vatican power
Geoffrey Robertson 
September 8, 2010 – New Statesman

Gay marriage -> Restoring "Hope of Love" 
To Children In Early Childhood -> Marriage Equality – March 23, 2010 
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

The Quality Of Lasting Homosexual Relationships
Deserve Respect
Roman Catholic -->Cardinal Christoph Schönborn,

New Catholic Sex Abuse Findings: Gay Priests Are Not the Problem 
Politics Daily - November 18, 2009

What Is the Pope's Role in Church Abuse Scandal? 
By Dietmar Hipp, Frank Hornig, Conny Neumann, Sven Röbel and Peter Wensierski 
March 24, 301 
abc NEWS/ International

“This about the reckless endangerment of children in a calculated, purposeful strategy to protect the institutional Church” 
By Jason Walsh 
December 2, 2009 - The Christian Science Monitor

Pope failed to address the 'culture of secrecy'
March 23, 2010 - Derry Today

Silence, shame and sexual abuse 
by Michelle Mulvihill 
March 22, 2010 - ABC Online

Gay Marriage & Galileo: 
Pope described as …"so averse to anything intellectual that everyone has to play dense and ignorant to gain his favor"-- The Trial of Galileo
Douglas O. Linder (2002) 

Judge Vaughn Walker Ruling 
California Prop 8. August 4, 2010
Related Links:

[Unsubstantiated] --- RELIGIOUS BELIEFS that gay and lesbian relationships are 
SINFUL or INFERIOR to heterosexual relationships
HARM gays and lesbians.
Judge Vaughn Walker Ruling 
California Prop 8. August 4, 2010

in social and legal disadvantages for gays and lesbians.
Judge Vaughn Walker Ruling 
California Prop 8. August 4, 2010

On Prop 8, it's the evidence, stupid
By Lisa Bloom
and related links:

American Academy of Pediatrics
The Effects of Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership Laws on
the Health and Well-being of Children 

American Medical Association
Policy Regarding Sexual Orientation
GLBT Advisory Committee

Children with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Parents
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Calls Proposition 8 Decision
“A Great Day in the Struggle for Human Rights”
August 11, 2010

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
Support of Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Civil Marriage

Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Marriage - Research Summary
American Psychological Association

Psychologist testifies on 'remarkable similarities' of
gay and straight couples
By Maura Dolan - January 14, 2010
Los Angeles Times

"No sensible person can imagine that the
sexes differ in matters of love
as they do in matters of clothing.
The intelligent lover of beauty will be attracted to beauty in whichever
gender he finds it."

The Vatican thirst for power divides Christianity and damages Catholicism
By Fr. Hans Kung
October 27, 2009 – The Guardian

“…Benedict XVI’s battle against science, Islam and cultural pluralism, threatens to turn the European clock back to a pre-Enlightenment era…”
by Hatim Salih – April 8, 2007 –
The Washington Post

Roman Catholic - hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges -
falsely accused gay priests - WATERGATE?

Responsible For The Lifetime Harm They Caused
To Children and Continue to Cause by Their
Unsubstantiated Antigay Teachings
By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Does Not Give Churches Or Benedict XVI
The Freedom To Abuse Children or Adults.
July 2010 - By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Belief In A Just World - Separation of Church and State -
Wrongly Condemning Homosexuals

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008
A flashback far more severe than
in Brokeback Mountain

Hate Crime Bill vs Attacks But No Facts -> Fear And Ignorance Of
The Blind Leading The Blind
October 27, 2009 
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love,
being one with another human being - Attachment Theory
Gay Marriage

Galileo Condemned As A Heretic -
Misinterpretations of The Bible
Natural Law?
Benedict XVI?
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

Gay Marriage - For Benedict XVI, FAITH and SCIENCE Conflicts 
– For Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Charles Hard Townes, They Coexist
– March 10, 2010

Galileo – “Faith can never conflict with reason”
Pope John Paul II 
November 4, 1992

Galileo protest halts pope's [Benedict XVI] visit
January 15, 2008 
Cable News Network (CNN)

Vatican Science Panel Told By Pope: Galileo Was Right
November 1, 1992 
The New York Times

Prop 8 judgment, August 4, 2010 - Gay marriage
“Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
Judge Vaughn Walker

California decision pulls mask off fears, prejudice
by Ron Eachus
August 10, 2010 

Prop 8 trial witness: Being gay not a choice –
Psychologist testifies in case challenging California’s gay marriage ban
AP - January 22, 2010 – -
and related links:

Report: Bishop says kids ‘spontaneously’ gay – AP
By Bradley Brooks
 May 5, 2010 –

Vatican’s Unsubstantiated Antigay Propaganda – Why???
MEXICO - “Decaf versus deCath?” 
September 8, 2010

…“the Vatican has accepted no responsibility for its role in facilitating the sexual abuse of children,”
New York Times News
February 16, 2010

Italian Catholic scandal draws in Pope Benedict
By Nicole Winfield
AP – abc NEWS/International
February 9, 2010

Pope hits out at 'unjust and offensive' accusations over Boffo resignation
Richard Owen in Rome - Times Online
February 9, 2010

Commentary: what lies behind
Vatican's denial of involvement in Boffo affair?

Priest says he was pressurised into taking blame for pope
by Paddy Agnew, Derek Scally and Patsy McGarry
The Irish Times

Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal
The Local
Germany’s News

Vatican Asking For Male Prostitutes
“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”
Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork,
she will still find her way back.

Bush's Top Republican administration after 8 years left 
massive destruction, loss of human life in his wake
- Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager announces he is gay on the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina 2005.
Overwhelmingly confusing
by – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – August 27, 2010

Hurricane Katrina - Nancy Pelosi - Washington, DC – 2005
Accountability Benedict XVI Child Sexual Abuse

Who Can Mock This Church? 
 By Nicholas D. Kristof 
The New York Times

The Psychology of the Closet:
Governor McGreevey's New Clothes
by Jack Drescher, M.D. 
August 27, 2004

Is It Possible to Be Against Same-Sex Marriage
Without Being Homophobic?
Carlos A. Ball
Professor of Law at Rutgers University
August 24, 2010
Huffington Post

The Closet: Psychological Issues of Being In and Coming Out
By Jack Drescher, M.D.
October 1, 2004

The Pope Is Not Gay
Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Dish
The Atlantic

The Psychology of the Closeted Individual and Coming Out – 2007
by Jack Drescher, M.D.

Karl Rove… "had been working with Republicans to make sure that anti-gay initiatives and referenda would appear on November ballots in 2004 and 2006 to help Republicans."
Ken Mehlman
August 25, 2010
The Atlantic
Bush Campaign Chief and Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman:
I'm Gay – by Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic

“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson

…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

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