As you all probably know, the Catholic church has been in hot water, and deservedly so, for not only the rape of children, but the ongoing attempt to cover it up and protect the priests. Apparently other priests aren’t too concerned with raping children, but instead have focused on nuns. That’s right, the Vatican has recently admitted its knowledge of sexual abuse toward nuns.
“Most of the abuse has occurred in Africa, where priests vowed to celibacy, who previously sought out prostitutes, have preyed on nuns to avoid contracting the Aids virus.”
If the fact that supposedly vowed celibate priests are raping vowed celibate nuns in order to dodge contracting AIDS from either raping or paying prostitutes doesn’t make your stomach churn enough, read on and get a load of some more of their wretchedly sick tactics in securing sexual prey.
“Confidential Vatican reports obtained by the National Catholic Reporter, a weekly magazine in the US, have revealed that members of the Catholic clergy have been exploiting their financial and spiritual authority to gain sexual favours from nuns, particularly those from the Third World who are more likely to be culturally conditioned to be subservient to men.
The reports, some of which are recent and some of which have been in circulation for at least seven years, said that such priests had demanded sex in exchange for favours, such as certification to work in a given diocese.
In extreme instances, the priests had made nuns pregnant and then encouraged them to have abortions.
The Vatican reports cited countless cases of nuns forced to have sex with priests. Some were obliged to take the pill, others became pregnant and were encouraged to have abortions. In one case in which an African sister was forced to have an abortion, she died during the operation and her aggressor led the funeral mass.”
These are some sick, sick men. Forcing sex on celibate women via a spiritual power-play? How much more utterly malicious can one get? And to think that we atheists are the ones constantly faced with that old “Where do you get your morals from?” canard. Truly astounding. I think this story goes a long way in proving Christopher Hitchens’ point that religion does in fact poison everything.