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From the Houston Chronicle: 'Stephen Bratton, who resigned from last month, was charged Friday with continuous sexual abuse of a child, Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland said Saturday. The 43-year-old is accused of inappropriate touching that escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day or several times a week” from 2013 to 2015, Gilliland said.' Bratton didn’t merely want to prosecute women for abortion, he supported a bill that have made abortion a capital felony and could even carry the death penalty for women.  The  Chronicle reports Bratton confessed to his wife, who called his fellow church leaders. To their credit, they notified police the same day and took steps to immediately dismiss him and excommunicate him. 

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Those "men of god" are an evil bunch...

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Another story that breaks my heart for a child.

If memory serves me, Jesus had a particular disdain for hypocrites. (Spare me religious preachers!)

I've said for a long time, we should bring back the stocks with a giant chalk board to describe the person's crime, AND an endless supply of rotten fruit. (I'm a meanie) More effective than an endless stupid trial, and 'probly' cheaper.

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There is ample proof that molesters were themselves molested. Further, homosexuality has been so reviled historically, that the ease of "coming out" has only recently become almost fashionable. Nothing like burying the truth to corrupt the soul.

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People who are avid critics of homosexuals or abortion rights, especially rampant religious fanatics, often turn out to be seriously flawed human beings hiding their own immoral interiors. I wonder why? It's a rubber-glue thing.

That's a childhood rant we used to drum up when facing a critic: "I'm rubber, you're glue; whatever you call me bounces off me and sticks onto you." As I child I just thought it was silly, now I see its inherent wisdom.

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Brilliant point, thanks!

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Understanding the pain of the molester is very good. My heart remains with the victims of the 'victim.'

I don't usually connect homosexuality with child molestation. Like rape, it appears the impetus for molestation is power more than sex, whether or not the perpetrator is homosexual.

I've also read that the propensity for children is rarely curable; but tenuously responsive to some therapies.

Bottom line is: there's a lot going on.

With regard to the Catholic Church, I think it is archaic and repressive to insist on celibacy. Marriage must eventually be allowed; straight and gay.

Still, I'm not convinced it would radically reduce the sexual abuse of children. That is a singular illness, not cured by marriage. ~~~Just my opinion.




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