So last week we learned that, right before he quit being Pope because, I dunno, it got too hard, Pope Benedict Arnold defrocked almost 400 priests for sexually molesting children.
And people went crazy; I mean, there might have been a parade if Benny could have been coerced from the palace where he retired with his, um, manservant. The Church and some of its minions spent days saying what a great thing he did, what a brave thing he did, apparently forgetting that while he was just a lowly Cardinal, he helped pedophile priests move around in the church to avoid being caught and punished for raping children.
How quickly we forget.
But let us not forget that, basically, by defrocking those priests, he gave them a pass for their crimes. They were not named; they were not arrested; they were not made to answer for, and perhaps pay for, their crimes; they were simply let go. And if that doesn’t bother you in the least, let’s play the same scenario out another way …
Let’s say the Superintendent of your local school district up and suddenly retired. Now, he wasn’t a great superintendent; lotsa folks said he did a lot of bad things, but now he’s gone and all’s well with the schools.
And then you learn that just before he up and quit, the Superintendent let 200 teachers go; gave them their walking papers. And these 200 teachers had been accused, suspected, caught, being pedophiles and sexual abusers of children; they were, some of them; child rapists.
And the Superintendent let them go.
Would you give him a parade? Clap him on the back? Praise him? Would you say, ‘Well done’? The pedophiles are no longer our problem; let some other school district, some other neighborhood deal with them?
I didn’t think so.
Stop patting Benny on the back and telling him what a great thing he’s done; he did the same thing he’s always done: let the pedophiles out to rape somewhere else.