It’s Friday and this bitch has a lot to say. So, expect several posts today…
2 cups coffee followed by Splenda and 1% organic milk, 1 Claritin, 2 Sudafed and cigs…
A bitch was pretty pissed off to hear that the Catholic Church is now searching for gays in the priesthood. After years of scandal and too many victims of priestly abuse, the Catholic Church has decided to resurrect The Inquisition…right here in St. Louis…against gays. A bitch is amazed that the Church is still attempting to view pedophilia as a component of homosexuality, but then again they also think wearing a condom is abortion. At any rate, this bitch was pondering the Church’s inability to grasp the difference.
My ass has also been having deep and thoughtful conversations with Brother Rob about the world and how fucked up it is. We’ve debated education, health care, the plight of the working poor and race. Yesterday we discussed education, chil’ren, the relationship between sex ed. and abortion, hope and the evil light of reality.
So, when my ass settled down to watch TiVoed episodes of Oprah last night this bitch’s mind was primed. The episode was about child predators in America. Specifically, the fact that many child abusers are given slaps on the wrist and released to prey on children again. Oprah was fierce and angry. She has established a reward for the capture of offenders featured on her web site. Every Friday Oprah will provide updates and feature new offenders.
Please take time to view this information.
Oprah’s show on child predators featured a huge screen of young, happy, innocent faces…children who are lost and have been victimized in the most horrible way. Many of the young women this bitch volunteers with are survivors of sexual abuse and Oprah’s statement that these are all our chil’ren is an opinion shared by this angry black woman too.
As a bitch continued to watch, the show segued into a rundown of last year’s high profile child murders. Child after child, family after family, investigation after investigation, funeral after funeral flashed across the screen. The number of cases that took place in such a short time overwhelmed this bitch. Once the show was over, my ass sat back and digested the information.
The Catholic Church is hunting gays, chil’ren have been put at risk by the unmonitored release of child predators and conservatives are rallying to attack…well…gays/working women/minority rights/working families/privacy rights/women’s rights and the list goes on and on.
It all boils down to this one clear thought for me…while we debate the bullshit we fail to tend to real bitness.
While the Catholic Church mounts a campaign to seek and remove gays from the priesthood…chil’ren are still in danger because pedophilic priests are not the target of this investigation…and pedophiles, not gays, were the assholes who raped and molested chil’ren then utilized the protection of the Catholic Church to continue to RAPE AND MOLEST CHIL’REN!
While conservative Missourians mounted a well-funded campaign to constitutionally prevent same-sex marriage…communities sat uninformed and unprotected from the very real threat of violence against the most vulnerable and their families.
While this bullshit ruled the airwaves real problems and real threats went unaddressed.
Imagine the impact of a national campaign to educate chil’ren about their safety.
Imagine the impact of a Federal Amendment for chil’ren’s rights.
Imagine the impact of a funded study on pedophilia that utilized the information garnered from the multitude of pedophiles within the clergy and sought to better understand how, why, when and can we stop it.
Imagine a Church protecting its youngest members rather than harboring criminals.
Imagine if all the money, effort, phone calls, canvassing and energy that was put into Missouri’s Amendment 2 had been put into advocating legislation that would fund treatment, fund police monitoring programs, fund case workers and parole officers, call for longer sentences and an education program for adults and chil’ren.
A bitch has been inspired by Oprah’s show but my ass is also ashamed of what our society chooses to do in the face of what it should do.
This bitch shouts SHAME to every hate-mongering conservative who spent one hour marching against same sex marriage but hasn’t spent a second working to make this society safe and whole.
This bitch shouts SHAME to the Catholic Church for harboring criminals and fiends then using a sex abuse scandal of their own creation to inspire an atmosphere of hate, violence and oppression. Did you learn nothing? You are unfit to judge!
And this bitch joins Oprah is saying enough. Sit down, shut up and listen, motherfuckers! Our communities have very real threats and our families face very real challenges.
If you are unwilling to address the real danger then step back and let this woman get to work.
But my ass will no longer take the bait and validate the premise of bigoted declarations.
We are at war against evil here at home, chil’ren, and the casualties are mounting.