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July 14, 2005

It Takes an Idiot

For those of you who haven't followed the story about Rick 'man on dog' Santorum blaming the libruls in Boston for the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, you should. It's another perfect example of how truly brain-dead and clueless the wingnut Republicans are.

The sex abuse scandal was very unfortunate, but it was also very widespread. It wasn't just Boston, infact, according to this article, Covington, Kentucky had the highest percentage of abusive priests. And yes, Mr. Santorum, Kentucky is a red state. A bastion of conservatism and, as we can see, also of child sexual abuse.

Based on statistics publicly reported by many of the country's 195
dioceses, the Boston-based lay activist group BishopAccountability.org
has calculated that the highest percentage of abusive priests from 1950 to
2003 was in the diocese of Covington, Ky.


But none of this has stopped Rick 'Fido-fellating' Santorum from saying things like this:

"Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture," Santorum wrote
in a July 12, 2002 article for the Web site Catholic Online. "When the
culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no
excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of
academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center
of the storm."


And then, in defending himself, Rick 'Lassie-loving' Santorum says this:

Asked by the Boston Globe this week whether he stood by his remark,
Santorum said he did. "I was just saying that there's an attitude that
is very open to sexual freedom that is more predominant" in Boston, the
Globe quoted him as saying Tuesday.

[...]

Asked to explain the proper context for Santorum's comments, Traynham
said that "what the senator was talking about was the whole sexual
revolution in the 1960s and '70s, and how that unfortunately created a
culture where these unfortunate sex abuse scandals occurred."


Someone needs to tell Rick 'Benji-boffing' Santorum the difference between consensual sex and rape. Consensual sex is when the participants want to have sex. Rape is when someone doesn't want to have sex, but is forced to anyway. It's really a simple concept. I'm all for sexual freedom between consenting participants, and I don't remember anywhere in history, in the 60's, the 70's or even today on the teevee where the culture promotes sexually abusing children.

Someone also needs to remind Rick 'Spot-scrogging' Santorum that the state of Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the U.S.

1 Comments:

  • At July 15, 2005, Blogger Alicia said…

    Well, 'Rover-riding' Ricky may have a point, albeit unwitting:

    "When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected."

    Like the current far-right Christo-Fascist culture, perhaps?

     

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