September 16, 2012

Birds of a feather

Does this sound familiar?
Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public.
A Los Angeles Times review of 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991 has found that Scouting officials frequently urged admitted offenders to quietly resign — and helped many cover their tracks.
"Bessie! Get my glasses! I think this is the same thing those filthy Roman Catholic priests did!"

Now, isn't that amazing? Both of the most virulently anti-gay organizations on the planet did exactly the same thing when confronted with child rapists in their organizations -- and then continued to lash out against gay people for no rational reason.

Could it be that morality is not something you can learn from a dusty 2,000-year-old book? In fact, could the opposite be true? Could morality be totally lost when you rely upon such a faulty source for your moral sense? Gee, I wonder.

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