Jackie Mason | August 29, 2003
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Anna Gregoline | August 30, 2003
I don't think it would. A pervert is a pervert, and anyone who would rather go after children than an adult (why don't they just get hookers or something, that's still a sin) isn't going to stop cause they're allowed to do otherwise.
I also read someone make the point, and I think it's a good one, that people with disturbed minds and predilictions towards things seen as sins might be drawn to the priesthood to "control" their temptations. Just a thought.

Scott Hardie | August 30, 2003
You both make good arguments. I'd like to add that it's very important for the church to defrock a priest as soon as such an incident is discovered, whether it's molesting a child or just having sex with a consenting adult. I agree, Jackie, that the rule should be overturned, but until it is, bishops cannot look the other way because it will keep happening. I hope Boston taught the church a lesson.

Jackie Mason | August 31, 2003
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Anna Gregoline | September 3, 2003
Yadda yadda yadda fair punishment and all that. I've known several girls who have been raped. I'd like to see them castrated too.

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