Thursday, April 01, 2010

Oh good grief

Good, good grief. Take a look at this:

Like everything else, the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal is the fault of hippies and gays, according to some people desperate to blame anyone but the cowardly, patriarchal Catholic leadership that maintained a massive cover up for decades while shuttling pedophile priests from church to church.

Ross Douthat, demonstrating the conservative reverence for personal accountability, puts lots of the blame elsewhere: namely, on the culturewide moral permissiveness wrought by the sex-crazed hippies of the 60s and 70s. “The permissive sexual culture that prevailed everywhere, seminaries included, during the silly season of the ’70s deserves a share of the blame, as does that era’s overemphasis on therapy,” says Douthat.

Go read the rest of it if you're not already too disgusted by now. It's from an article entitled "Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal Blamed on Hippies and Gays" and I found it over on Alternet.

And, oh yeah. Don't forget to blame those therapists while you're at it... Sheesh.

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