Even more sexual abuse news in Catholic Church

November 27, 2009

Yesterday, I blogged about how the Catholic Church was getting away with covering up hundreds of child abuse cases despite investigators’ having no reasonable doubt of their crimes.

And now it seems that a former Catholic nun, Sister Jesme,  in India is releasing an autobiography called Amen, which alleges that church officials of both genders regularly broke their vows of celibacy as well as regularly forced novices into sex.

The author reveals that she herself was such a victim of sexual harassment, having been propositioned in the confession box by a priest who cited biblical references to “divine kisses.”

Later she was cornered by a lesbian nun at a college where they were teaching. “She would come to my bed in the night and do lewd acts and I could not stop her,” she claims.When she was sent to Bangalore to stay with a priest known for his piety, he lectured her about the need for “physical love” and later assaulted her.

“Back in his room, he tried to fondle me and when I resisted, got up and asked angrily if I had seen a man. When I said no, he stripped himself, ejaculated and forced me to strip,” she writes.

According to Sister Jesme, senior church officials twice tried to admit her into rehabilitation clinics and claimed she had mental problems after she complained about the scale of sexual abuse and the number of illicit affairs between nuns and priests.

And like in Ireland and the rest of the world, this is only the tip of the iceberg with regards to Catholic sex abuse:

The Catholic Church in India is mired in a series of sexual controversies, and has only just begun to recover from the dismissal of a senior bishop who “adopted” an attractive 26-year-old female companion as his “daughter”.

Oh, and the best part comes at the end of the Telegraph article, when one church official is quoted as saying something so delusional and repulsive that it just further proves yesterday’s thesis that Catholic Church is an evil organization that must be destroyed:

Dr Paul Thelekkat, a spokesman for the Syro-Malabar Catholic church said he had some sympathy for sister Jesme, and respected her freedom to express her views, but he believed her claims were trivial. “How far what she says is well-founded I can’t say, but the issues are not very serious. We’re living with human beings in a community and she should realise this is part of human life,” he told the Daily Telegraph.

You said it, Dr Paul Thelekkat. What’s this chick’s problem? Rape is such a trivial matter hardly worth anybody’s attention. It was probably her own fault anyway for being such an attractive temptation. Besides the Bible clearly says women ought to be submit to men.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Catholic Church.


September 3, 2009

danish-cartoon-bombI blogged before about Muslims in Mali who are protesting a new law that would dare give women equal rights in marriage. Well now Mali’s president has declined to passing that law:

The code’s more than 1,100 new articles would have increased women’s rights by reforming laws with regards to land ownership, inheritance, education, employment and marriage.

Supporters of the code, more than a decade in the making, praised it as enhancing the rights of women and girls, who they say have been traditionally viewed as second-class citizens.

Islamic leaders said the new code contains provisions that are an affront to the country’s traditional values and religious beliefs. They had vowed to block enforcement of the code, and even threatened violence.

. . .

At the heart of the controversy were changes to marriage laws, including articles that set the legal minimum age for marriage at 18, recognize only civil marriages, allow joint property ownership, expand parental rights, and extend inheritance rights to girls.

And as I mentioned in my previous blog on this issue, even the head of the National Union of Muslim Women’s Associations is against a law that would expand women’s rights. Why? Because of religion.

female-submissionAnd as I also pointed out in the previous blog, this isn’t just an Islam thing. The Bahamas is having difficulty outlawing marital rape because of Christianity. And these people aren’t distorting the Bible’s message. I can quote the chapters and verses that explicitly state that women are to be submissive to men. People really need to start waking up to what a blight on the world religion is and how much better off we’d be if we tossed it all out.

Bahamas decides bill against marital rape is controversial

August 19, 2009

female-submissionOkay, after I just called Islam evil for the new law in Afghanistan that permits husbands to starve their wives for refusing to obey their husband’s sexual demands, now the Bahamas of all places is facing heavy opposition to a new bill OUTLAWING marital RAPE.

Are you fuckin’ shitting me? Here are some of the arguments those against the bill that would OUTLAW RAPE are making (You know this is going to be awesome!):

“It is ridiculous for them to try to make that a law, because I don’t think a man can rape his own wife. After two people get married, the Bible says that they become one – one flesh. How is it possible to rape what is yours?” asked Mr. Sutherland.

“Even if a woman says no to her husband it still can’t be considered rape because she is his wife. He already paid his dues at the church and she already said ‘I do,’ so from then on, even if [a man] forces sex on his wife, it isn’t rape,” he said.

“I disagree with the bill because I disagree that a man can rape his wife. The Bible tells me that a man’s body is his wife’s and her body is his. How could he rape her?” asked Ms. Sweeting.

I know what you’re thinking. Compelling, compelling stuff. A wife is her husband’s property to use and abuse as he sees fit. She’s his sex slave. She’s like a concubine, except that you can do whatever you want to her. For The Bible Tells Me So!

I’m reminded of a video I once saw of a Muslim criticizing Western society.

“He was punished as a rapist merely because he slept with his wife against her will.”

No, it’s not just Islam that’s evil. What I meant to say in that previous blog was:


religion kills

Yet another visit to the Quiverfulls

April 10, 2009

female-submissionOne more time I will repost another of Friendly Atheist’s  excerpts from Kathryn Joyce’s book Quiverfull about the hyper-breeding Quiverfull cult in America. This is how they train women in the cult to act:

On stage, the sisters explained to an audience of fathers and daughters, young women to very young girls, the ways in which daughters should go beyond a lukewarm acceptance of biblical femininity to a full-on embrace of a deliberately countercultural girlhood. They should be modest servants who don’t cause their brothers in Christ to stumble with temptation. They should “learn to ignore [their] comfort zone” in the interest of a higher calling, as Elizabeth, a formerly terminally shy child, describes her father’s insistence on her “godly boldness.” They should teach their younger sisters in the Titus 2 spirit and should honor and defer to their brothers — older and younger — in recognition that even young boys need to be treated as wise leaders by their older sisters in order to gain the confidence to be leaders of their future families. They should wear feminine clothes to prove to their fathers that they are virtuous women worthy of protection. They should not learn career skills as emergency “backups” to support themselves, as “learning to ’survive’ can teach girls attitudes of independence, hardness.” They should understand that singleness is a very rare calling from God, and so they must prepare to marry and conduct war on “the home front”: in other words, they must understand there is no opting out of this revolution without turning their backs on the faith.

(p. 222-223)

Yeah, hard to believe more women who weren’t brought up indoctrinated in Quiverfull culture would prefer to go another way.

Another visit to Quiverfull

April 9, 2009

female-submissionI’ve blogged about the hyper-breeding Quiverfull cult in America that is the subject of Kathryn Joyce’s book Quiverfull. And a few days ago, I reposted a disturbing excerpt from that book, courtesy of Friendly Atheist. He’s since posted another excerpt from the book but I hadn’t planned to repost any more of them. But this third excerpt Friendly Atheist posted of Joyce’s book is too disturbing not to reprint here. So here you go. Enjoy:

One of Geoffrey Botkin’s catchiest contributions to patriarchy is his branding of the dominion vision in his “two-hundred-year plan for multigenerational faithfulness”: a concept that started as an Excel spreadsheet he put together stretching from his marriage in 1980 to his projected death, in 2038, to the culmination of his vision in 2180. It has since become a cornerstone of the Vision Forum message and the focus of a new three-day ministry conference teaching Vision Forum followers to emulate Botkin’s ambitious plan.

Botkin’s personal plan plots major family accomplishments on his Excel sheet — both completed and those they aim for, such as books published, films made, churches planted — and priorities are set out for the family that will unfold over the course of generations: a thorough listing of goals set down for generations of children yet unborn. The generations themselves are projected as well: Botkin’s sons (still unmarried) are listed with their projected marriage dates, the projected births and number of their children, and their projected deaths. His grandsons and great-grandsons are charted as well until two hundred years’ worth of Botkin heirs and accomplishments have accumulated. At the end of his two-hundred-year plan, Botkins estimates that he’ll have been the patriarch of some 186,000 male descendants, all of whom, he is confident, will begin their own two-hundred-year plans modeled on Botkin’s ideals…

(p. 229)

Chew on that for a while.

A disturbing excerpt from Kathryn Joyce’s book, ‘Quiverfull’

April 7, 2009

female-submissionI’ve blogged before about this insane Quiverfull cult that’s sweeping the nation and Kathryn Joyce’s book about it. But here’s a particularly disturbing excerpt that may keep you up at night:

Nancy Campbell is far more explicit in speculating about the implications of the natalist theology she teaches.

When godly people stop having children, we are wasting the godly seed. So today, we are facing a very, very serious threat: the threat of Islam. They are outnumbering us seven to one. And there’s eight million Islamics here in America. When you think of Osama Bin Laden, he is one of fifty-three children. He has twenty-seven himself. So between him and his father, they’ve fathered eighty children. What about his fifty-two brothers and sisters? How many have they fathered? Say they’ve only fathered or mothered twenty each — less than him — but in the thousands when you think of their grandchildren, who would now be having children today.

When I talk to parents today and ask how many grandchildren they have, they tell me, “Oh, we have two! Isn’t it wonderful?” “Two?” Is that going to impact the world? Two? When you get someone like, say, Osama Bin Laden, for example, he’s just representative of so many Islamics, well, you see how they’re populating.

Campbell, grandmother to thirty-two and counting, pauses before delivering an unintentional punch line: “I’m not racist by any means.”

(p. 183)

Now let that sink in for a little while.

Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers make women disappear

April 6, 2009

This is quite the magic act here.

Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers have altered a photo of Israel’s new cabinet, removing two female ministers.

Now you see them.

And now you don’t.

Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver were grouped with the rest of the 30-member cabinet for their inaugural photo.

But Yated Neeman newspaper digitally changed the picture by replacing them with two men. The Shaa Tova newspaper blacked the women out.

Publishing pictures of women is viewed by many ultra-orthodox Jews as a violation of female modesty.

I think these people consider women in general a violation of their laws. Real journalists would never alter a photo in such ways.  These 2 papers have proven they have no interest in the truth and should boycotted for their dishonor.