Should the government do more about priest sexually molesting children?
In my opinion, it is time to take more drastic measures (1) A hotline in every state, dedicated for people who believe they are currently been sexually molested by priest or was sexually molested by priest. This hotline should connect to a special task force, assign to deal with this problem, such task force should either be a part of the police force or child welfare, otherwise, a civilian agency, independent from the church, employ by the government to perform such duty. (2) Catholic schools should be limited to high school, no primary school
Your question is interesting. But you might want to ask, Why does "god" allow pedophilia in priests? or Why does the Church allow pedophiles to continue to "serve" as priests.
In the USA, the government is bound by the First Amendment to make no laws regarding religion. So, the government can't really do much about what happens inside a church.
This is a major scandal and issue for religion. They need to deal with it.
Yes, they should force these guys to go to prison! When potential priests sign up for the priesthood, they should have a mental evaluation done, and a background check.
You are advocating government control over religion? Never thought I would see the day (sarcastically). God should control his own people, don't you think?
For the LAST time, God gives people free will! He will sit back and allow it to happen, but don't think he won't make those priests pay by sending them to hell if they do not repent! You have this stupid notion that Christians should be perfect.
So, if you saw someone molesting a child, you would just sit back and allow it to happen! Because that is god-like behavior. You have this stupid notion that Christians should be slaves and worship or go to hell that you call "free will".
No, I would NOT sit quiet. The right thing to do would be to turn him in, and God would want that.
If your god would want you to turn in his priests, don't you think he would do it himself? Why do you think your god CANNOT control his own creation? Is it because he doesn't exist? (& don't say Satan does it - because you know god created Satan
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