As was his mother and all persons.
Thirty million members of this Pope's religion agree with him child rape is normal.
I do not agree. I am not a Catholic and may only speak for myself. A current friend was choked into unconsciousness and raped by one after mass on Sundays. The perpetrator was sent to prison for killing another child. Not making a report and the fear of making one allowed it to happen. Another friend may have been murdered by a pedophile ring after telling his ex-wife he had reported them to the FBI.
I am not a friend of those who treat the rapist as the victim. I am not a friend of today's US moral majority which owes it allegiance to anyone claiming infallibility. I am not a friend of those who advocate the legalization of child rape.
I agree with Pope Francis children are the victims. I agree with Pope Francis that protecting the image of his religion is secondary to caring for its victims; all victims. However I do not agree that taxpayers and I should pay for the reconciliation of his 1 billion members' vices.
Pedophiles in Parliament - #NewWorldNextWeek
Let us not allow the sideshows help us overlook that it costs the US close to $1 million each to kill a "terrorist" by air. Imagine what being raped by an adult does to a child's mind for the rest of his or her life? No need to imagine. Listen to their stories. It is like the smell of white phosphorus burning a child's limbs in Palestine, only the scars of what is left of them are invisible.
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