[Rabbi Waskow: "Would you also suggest I keep my long Jewish nose out of some Catholic priests’ rape of Catholic children and some Catholic bishops’ protection of those priests from the law, because I’m not a Catholic?"
Since you are interested in the subject of rape, I hope you are following the unbelievable explosion of child rape in the Orthodox Jewish community and the intimidation—by family members—of victims. The pressure put on the D.A. to deep six these rapes is sickening. You need to do something about this epidemic right now. Suggestion: follow the reforms of the Catholic Church and you won’t have these problems.
Ed Koch, my friend, once said that Jews had better not make enemies of their Catholic friends since they have so few of them. Think about that the next time you feel compelled to attack my religion.
[Note: Rabbi Waskow is not Orthodox.]
Bill Donohue, Buzz Feed 29 Comments
[6/26/2012 3:35:26 AM]
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Submitted By: Night Jaguar
There is a problem with child molestation, especially amongst Haredi and ultra-Orthodox Jews. The difference Bill is that in the Jewish community religious groups are largely congregational and do not answer to a larger ecclesiastical organization. The Catholic Church, however, does have a larger ecclesiastical organization that, instead of reporting the molesters to the police, like they should have, they instead covered it up and allowed these people to continue offending.
6/26/2012 6:07:20 PM
Questioning the legitimacy of your religion, church, or the conduct of those in your church is fair game to everyone. It's bullshit,and you're being called out on it.
6/26/2012 8:05:10 PM
Frenemies with rapists, how delightful.
6/27/2012 10:08:13 PM
Waskow: Admit it. Your religion rapes kids.
Billdo: I know yours did, but what about mine?
6/28/2012 6:56:05 PM