RICK SANTORUM - WEAK MATRIX, EXCUSES FOR PEDOPHILES
Probably the wrong man for President
Comments about the Boston Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal
It is startling that those in the media and academia appear most disturbed by this aberrant behavior, since they have zealously promoted moral relativism by sanctioning "private" moral matters such as alternative lifestyles. Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. 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 America, lies at the center of the storm.
In response, Julie Teer, a spokeswoman for Governor of Massachusetts, Republican Mitt Romney said,, "What happened with the church sex abuse scandal was a tragedy, but it had nothing to do with geography or the culture of Boston." Senator Edward Kennedy delivered a personal rebuke to Santorum on the Senate floor, saying, "The people of Boston are to blame for the clergy sexual abuse? That is an irresponsible, insensitive and inexcusable thing to say."
The Truth? Undoubtedly Boston tolerates a large homosexual population. Brookline, a town that borders Boston and which has Boston mentioned on its logo, has Barney Frank as its (openly) homosexual congressman for the 4th Congressional District. But it is indeed unfair to single out Boston and all its people as the source of corruption for Catholic priests. Two religions in the world today stand out as having widespread institutional problems. The first is Fundamental Islam. It refuses to repudiate terrorism. Indeed, it seems to advocate it all too often. The second religion is Catholicism. It chose a former Nazi as pope, helped Nazi war criminals escape prosecution via its Ratlines, and it encourages the recruitment of homosexual priests by refusing priests the right to marry. By contrast, in Judaism, Orthodox rabbis are basically required to get married, as this allows them to fulfill the simply commandment, Be Fruitful and Multiply. The Catholic priesthood will never solve the problem of pedophile priests until it reverses course on the marriage issue. Meanwhile, I am very leery about supporting any candidate who makes excuses for the Catholic Church on this issue.