CHILD ABUSE RELIGION – DO RELIGIOUS GROUPS PROMOTE OR TURN A BLIND EYE TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE?
I have been reading articles on child abuse in religion and sexual abuse and or pedophilia being rife in religion. Many people assume that the problem of religious child abuse is a Catholic Church issue. Other religions also have their problems with child abuse. In Great Britain the Church of England admits that they have not dealt with the problem properly in the past and are trying to correct this by being open about the past and dealing with priests who are involved. Victims of childhood abuse must now be shown justice and the Church must be absolutely transparent about the past per the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Methodist Church in England has released an unreserved apology for failing to protect children, following a report that found 1,885 alleged incidents of abuse in the Church dating back to the 1950s. Ministers and lay employees being involved in 25% of cases with over half of those involving ministers being of a sexual nature.
This continues in the US where Apostate break off groups from the Mormon Church face constant accusations of child abuse. The Mormon Church does not condone child abuse and abolished polygamy at the beginning of the 19th century. Read the authors book “Power of Polygamy,” for information on these groups. Click the book cover below to buy or preview.
CHILD ABUSE RELIGION
Child Abuse Religion – The Catholic Church is dealing with the problem and the Mormon Church excommunicates members that are known to be involved in polygamy as well as removing and excommunicating ministers that are involved in child sexual abuse.
It seems, regardless of what context child abuse takes place in, or where, clearly, child abuse is bigger than religion. For example, a Catholic Priest is no likelier to commit sex abuse than the average male. Celibacy makes no difference. Also, it isn’t just religions that protect perpetrators. For example, friends and wives have protected perpetrators.