The news is out: [London (AFP) – The Church of England “put its own reputation above the needs of victims” of sexual abuse by clergy, a damning report found Thursday.
Its response was marked by “secrecy, prevarication and avoidance of reporting alleged crimes”, an inquiry into abuse in the diocese of Chichester found.
The report also criticized Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, for his “misguided” support along with others of Bishop Peter Ball, a prolific sex offender.
In 2015, Ball admitted and was jailed for abusing 17 teenagers and young men while Bishop of Lewes, part of the Chichester diocese, and Bishop of Gloucester.
He was arrested and cautioned by police in 1992 for gross indecency but the report said the Church allowed him to return to work “with indecent haste”.
The report was conducted by the government-created Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), which is examining institutions across Britain.]
They are all doing the work of the Lord. So, instead of blaming individual churches and sects, maybe the time has come to blame the entire institution devoted to child molestation: RELIGION.
Like I wrote so many, many times: Religion is a pile of manure and different denominations are different angles to look at the same pile of manure.