The twisted irony in liberals shaming Catholics over child abuse

The twisted irony in liberals shaming Catholics over child abuse

Mark Mallett

July 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — For years, we as Catholics have endured one of the greatest scourges to ever grip the Church in her 2,000-year history — the widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of some priests. The damage it did to these little ones, and then, to the faith of millions of Catholics, and then, to the credibility of the Church at large, is nearly inestimable.

It is a particularly serious sin when someone who is actually supposed to help people toward God, to whom a child or a young person is entrusted in order to find the Lord, abuses him instead and leads him away from the Lord. As a result, the faith as such becomes unbelievable, and the Church can no longer present herself credibly as the herald of the Lord. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Light of the World, The Pope, the Church, and the Signs of the Times: A Conversation With Peter Seewald, p. 23-25

And so, I and many others who witness to the Gospel and Catholicism, have had to endure a hail of anger and hateful language toward us for the simple reason that we are Catholic and therefore “belong to a pedophile cult,” as one atheist recently put it. Of course, such people are throwing the baby out with the bath water. When I was sexually abused by a sports trainer in high school, it never dawned on me then, or now, to conclude that all football programs across the country are, therefore, “pedophile cults” — even though the same “culture of silence” covered up or turned a blind eye to these abuses.

Twisted irony

Ironically, it is very often the same people who cry foul over the Church’s abuse who are now participating in the mass abuse of children through what is called the “Pride” parade that takes place annually in cities throughout the world.

It is a crime in most countries for men or women to expose themselves indecently in public. In Canada, Section 174 of the Canadian Criminal Code defines nudity as such: “a person is nude who is so clad as to offend against public decency or order.” S. 173 says “Every person who, in any place, for a sexual purpose, exposes his or her genital organs to a person who is under the age of 16 years is guilty of an indictable offence…” cf. That crime is only multiplied when it is done in front of children. But for a few hours each year, the very same man who would expose his genitals in front of children in a park — and be charged with indecency — can now do so in front of children on a public street, and “celebrate” it. This is horrendous. It is a crime, or should be. And thus, it is absolutely astounding that politicians, police, and even the very Prime Minister of Canada, should not only participate in such a function, but praise such degeneration as a public good.

This is not about homosexuality. I, and all of us, should be outraged at any parade that would expose innocent children (or anyone) to nudity, simulated acts of anal and oral sex, and costumes that denigrate human sexuality. Indeed, such activity is daily and constantly forbidden and halted in public places by law enforcement. And yet, not only do uniformed officers stand around and watch this child abuse during a Pride event, but in many cities, they actually enter the parade with their own floats! This is outrageous! It’s inexplicable. It’s lawlessness from both a standpoint of logic and reason and basic human decency. This has nothing — absolutely nothing — to do with equality and dignity for all. It has to do with state-sanctioned acts of public perversion. We can only assume so since, if after the parade, the same gyrating, naked 60 year old man entering a schoolyard or playground would be hauled away in a paddywagon.

How is that you cannot take a child to an R-rated movie and yet it is perfectly lawful to take them to an X-rated parade?

So absurd, so twisted has this generation become, that even the tax-payer funded media promote this child abuse without even blinking. This appeared on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s (CBC’s) website for last year’s Pride parade, and is still on their website:

Your kids will probably see boobs and penises. There will bodies of all shapes, sizes and in all states of undress. For parents like Ian Duncan, dad to 3-year-old Carson, this is all part of the appeal. “We’re not body shamers,” he says. “It all feeds into my son’s emotional intelligence and sexual development. And it’s never too early to think about that.” Consider the experience as a great opportunity for some interesting discussion. —June 30th, 2016

This is incredible. This is called “evidence” for a court case in the complicit promotion of sexual abuse of a minor.

Not so proud [but very perverse]

You see, part of my ministry is behind the scenes — those emails and conversations with grown men and women who were abused as children; men and women who have left “alternate” lifestyles and are now trying to piece their lives together; men and women who were exposed to pornography at a young age and who are now “messed up” years later from the distortions they witnessed and/or participated in. I can’t imagine how messed up some of these people would be to have had their parents hold them by the hand, give them a balloon, paint their faces with rainbows, and then bring them to a parade to watch two men simulate oral sex with each other, as I saw on one video from a Pride parade.

The psychological damage of exposing people, especially youth, to graphic sexuality is well-documented, especially as it pertains to increasingly aggressive behavior.

Meta-analyses of experimental studies have found effects on aggressive behavior and attitudes. That pornography consumption correlates with aggressive attitudes in naturalistic studies has also been found…. 22 studies from 7 different countries were analyzed. Consumption was associated with sexual aggression in the United States and internationally, among males and females, and in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Associations were stronger for verbal than physical sexual aggression, although both were significant. —“A Meta-Analysis of Pornography Consumption and Actual Acts of Sexual Aggression in General Population Studies”, December 29, 2015;

When it comes to exposure of any kind of graphic sexuality to children, the ancient wisdom of God’s Word holds true:

Do not awaken, or stir up love until it is ready … Avert your eyes from a shapely woman; do not gaze upon beauty that is not yours … (Solomon 2:7; Sirach 9:8)

And yet the Prime Minister of Canada is not only posing with nude revellers but doing everything he possibly can to normalize that which even children themselves know innately is wrong. Heartbreakingly, a lot of this normalization of sin is taking place right in the classroom.

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One comment on “The twisted irony in liberals shaming Catholics over child abuse

  1. As a result, the faith as such becomes unbelievable, and the Church can no longer present herself credibly as the herald of the Lord.

    This, from the pope who appointed Bill Levada to head the Holy Office.

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