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louis c

(8,652 posts)
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 04:54 PM Nov 2017

Other Than Gender, What's the Difference Between Roy Moore and Pedophile Priests?

Some Catholic Priests faced their teen age victims decades after the incident took place. The space in time did not reduce the credibility of the victims.

The key factors are that the victims did tell someone else, in real time and made credible accusations of the accounts by using time, places and events.

The Catholic church paid millions of dollars to victims, even after the statute of limitations expired, in many cases.

The least we can do is not let this pedophile, Roy Moore, be elevated to the United States Senate.

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Other Than Gender, What's the Difference Between Roy Moore and Pedophile Priests? (Original Post) louis c Nov 2017 OP
Moore is a male. Priests are male. LuvLoogie Nov 2017 #1
The victims' gender louis c Nov 2017 #5
Actually, lots of girls were abused by priests as well. yardwork Nov 2017 #15
as usual. mopinko Nov 2017 #19
80% Male Victims louis c Nov 2017 #22
Those are the ones the church acknowledges. yardwork Nov 2017 #24
Priests dont run for office. MatthewG. Nov 2017 #2
Priests have molested girls as well. maxsolomon Nov 2017 #3
Vast majority of cases are male victims by Priests louis c Nov 2017 #6
Not the victims I know nini Nov 2017 #10
80% of victims were male louis c Nov 2017 #11
Ok nini Nov 2017 #13
I wasn't molested, but NastyRiffraff Nov 2017 #17
I replied to you belong in the wrong place nini Nov 2017 #21
There was a priest at the church I went to that was involved in a big mess nini Nov 2017 #20
There was much easier access to boys in the church AJT Nov 2017 #12
Consider also who becomes a priest. Not guys who get girls pregnant! L. Coyote Nov 2017 #14
I think that the fact that the church basically protected pedophiles AJT Nov 2017 #16
Or they thought the vow of celibacy would somehow "cure" them. nt dflprincess Nov 2017 #23
For Moore supporters gender makes a huge difference JI7 Nov 2017 #4
👆👆👆👆👆this irisblue Nov 2017 #7
Not a thing gopiscrap Nov 2017 #8
Not a damn thing, they take advantage of the weak & innocent Motley13 Nov 2017 #9
Moore is a protestant. The priests are catholics. Yavin4 Nov 2017 #18
Priests imagine that they've heard a calling from God. Moore thinks he is God. Orrex Nov 2017 #25
Priests worked for an organization designed to propagate and protect pedophilia, aka the Church Not Ruth Nov 2017 #26
 

louis c

(8,652 posts)
5. The victims' gender
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 05:39 PM
Nov 2017

The Priests, in a vast number of cases, abused young boys. Moore is accused of abusing young girls.

MatthewG.

(362 posts)
2. Priests dont run for office.
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 05:07 PM
Nov 2017

I suppose the distinction is that pedophile priests aren’t running for office and rarely enjoy broad support in their parish after being accused by multiple victims.

maxsolomon

(33,838 posts)
3. Priests have molested girls as well.
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 05:08 PM
Nov 2017

The difference is that the Catholic Church has a tiny shred of decency left, once they were forced to have it. A tiny shred.

nini

(16,675 posts)
10. Not the victims I know
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 06:29 PM
Nov 2017

I think you're generalizing this a bit too much.

How about we stick to anyone who molests/assaults ANY minor?

 

louis c

(8,652 posts)
11. 80% of victims were male
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 06:35 PM
Nov 2017

According to Psychology today:

<snip> First, a look at the statistics: The most detailed statistics on child abuse for the Catholic clergy that I can find comes from the special report based on a national survey of victimization conducted for the 2004 American Catholic bishops' conference. The findings reveal that the frequency of child abuse among Catholic priests is not remarkable-involving around 4 % of priests and deacons who served in the U.S., but its pattern is. Outside of the Catholic Church, the overwhelming numbers of juvenile victims of sexual abuse are female. Within the church, however, four out of five of their victims are male. Most were adolescents aged 14 or over; 15% were under 10. <snip>

Link:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/crimes-violence/201005/priest-abuse-male-compared-female-victimization-impact

nini

(16,675 posts)
13. Ok
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 06:49 PM
Nov 2017

I still think it doesn't matter in the scheme of things but after re-reading your OP I see the point you were making clearer.

As a Catholic school kid I have found out even recently about female classmates back then being molested too, which made me want to barf.

NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)
17. I wasn't molested, but
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:24 PM
Nov 2017

as a 5th grade girl in Catholic school I was "approached" by a young priest. Actually, he was a hottie--most of the girls and some of the boys in school had a crush on him. Still, it was icky--I felt embarrassed and uncomfortable. I made some excuse to get away ("gotta get back to praying!&quot and it never happened again.

The point is, whether it's a priest or a politician, it's reprehensible for someone to use a position of power and trust to prey on young people for sex. That's in addition to the fact that it's wrong for ANY adult to sexually harass, abuse, molest, or even approach anyone underage.

nini

(16,675 posts)
20. There was a priest at the church I went to that was involved in a big mess
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:25 PM
Nov 2017

Here's the story
https://rapevictimsofthecatholicchurch.wordpress.com/tag/st-philomena-church-in-carson-california/


After that was exposed I heard more stories of this guy.. I believe them all. He always kind of bugged me but I didn't know why.

Sorry you went through that

AJT

(5,240 posts)
12. There was much easier access to boys in the church
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 06:48 PM
Nov 2017

as, for a long time, girls were not involved in many activities with priests(alter boys, etc.)so the victims were much more likely to be boys.

AJT

(5,240 posts)
16. I think that the fact that the church basically protected pedophiles
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:15 PM
Nov 2017

attracted them to the priesthood.

JI7

(89,627 posts)
4. For Moore supporters gender makes a huge difference
Sun Nov 12, 2017, 05:30 PM
Nov 2017

They think 2 adult gay men having consensual sex is worse than hetero adult man with underage girls

 

Not Ruth

(3,613 posts)
26. Priests worked for an organization designed to propagate and protect pedophilia, aka the Church
Mon Nov 13, 2017, 08:24 AM
Nov 2017

Church shuffled priests around to provide access to new victims, while simultaneously collecting money to pay off old victims. It is a pedophilia pyramid scheme.

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