Sunday, April 21, 2013

Catholic League president Bill Donohue defends convicted child molester: part 2

Bill Donohue also writes for Opus Bono Sacerdotii, an organization that was founded for the purpose of providing legal, financial and moral support to priests accused of sexual crimes including child molestation. It says a lot that even other conservative Catholics get embarrassed when Donohue starts talking. The original title of this post is "Memo to Bill Donohue: Please Stop Helping Now", and it includes a link to the Catholic League website which published the excerpt that follows.

via Patheos:

Shoutin’ Bill offers a text book lesson in how not to defend the Faith:

The Times says that Finn’s conviction of a misdemeanor “stemmed from his failure to report the Rev. Shawn Ratigan to the authorities after hundreds of pornographic pictures that Father Ratigan had taken of young girls were discovered on his laptop in December 2010.”

That statement is factually wrong. On October 15, 2011 the Times mentioned there was “a single photo of a young girl, nude from the waist down,” and “hundreds of photographs of children” showing “upskirt images and images focused on the crotch.” Now anyone who takes such pictures is clearly disturbed. But it also needs to be said that crotch shots are not pornographic.