Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Christian Right and Child Sex Abuse

In a column last Saturday on his widely-read "Talk to Action" blog, Frederick Clarkson asks,

"Can the Southern Baptist Convention and the Catholic Bishops be taken seriously on anything else when they cannot get it together to actively protect children from sex predators -- especially their own clergy?"

Clarkson outlines the differences between the blind-eyed responses of Southern Baptists and Catholics as contrasted against the "many other traditional religious denominations" that actively seek to prevent and address child sex abuse by clergy. Read more.

Related: "Blog shines light on abuse in SBC," ABP, April 18, 2013
More from Frederick Clarkson: "The Church Child Sex Abuse Scandal Widens and Deepens," 5/23/2013