Yell at THEM

Bill Donohue, president and sole member of what he hilariously calls “The Catholic League,” has written a “they do it too!!!” piece to explain why it’s no big deal for priests to rape children and the church to cover it up.

No one is calling for an investigation of Hollywood perverts, even though over 400 Hollywood executives and employees have been named for sexual misconduct in the past year-and-a-half. That’s over 100 more than the number of Pennsylvania priests implicated in sexual abuse over the past 70 years.

But many people are calling for investigations of Hollywood rapists, plus some investigations are already in print, like those of Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker and Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in the Times.

But also, a central point: Hollywood is in the entertainment business; it doesn’t pretend to be a holy moral arbiter for all of humanity. The Catholic church, on the other hand, does.

It’s back-to-school time, and that means more kids will be sexually molested. Fortunately for the public school teachers, they will be protected by their union chiefs. More important, no one will call for a grand jury investigation. As for the victims, if they don’t file notice of a claim within 90 days, they are out of luck, and nobody will do anything about it.

They do it too, they do it too!!! Cardinal Timothy Dolan made the same point during a previous explosion of coverage of rapist priests.

The Catholic church is a moral sewer.

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