Here’s the latest defense of Catholic abuse of children, infomercial-style:
If you can’t stomach that douchebag long enough to hear him make his point, he’s saying that priests molest an average of 220 kids/year, but teachers molest around 29,000, so it’s unfair that the media has singled out the church.
I take his point that we never read about teachers abusing students. So, it’s probably discriminatory of me to mention that the rate of abuse, based on recent census and church statistics, is 5 rapes per thousand priests, versus 4 rapes per thousand teachers.
If you want to read something more sane about the Catholic Church, Peggy Noonan has a good column on the subject, believe it or not.
(via Dan Savage)