We all should be grateful Joe Paterno's Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 charges yesterday. These convictions should not be taken for granted. The corruption and rape of little boys by older gay men is rife in our culture and the convictions in the past two days of both Sandusky and Msgr. William Lynn of the Philadelphia archdiocese of the Roman Catholic church are good news for those who work for justice and truth and love the little ones.
But every silver lining has a cloud and both convictions highlight the deep commitment our culture has to satiating our lust through child corruption, sexual violence, incest, torture, and murder. We're talking about little boys, here, and we find that their corruption by terribly wicked gay men is hidden and tolerated at the heart of the Roman Catholic church across our country (and really, across the world), just as it was at the heart of Papa Joe's Penn State football program. Watch the coming trials of Penn State administrators and note how much the protection of gay rapists by Roman Catholic hierarchy (read monsignors, bishops, archbishops, cardinals, and popes) resembles the protection of gay rapists by public research university coaches, faculty, and administration.
In fact, it would be hard to think of three institutions more damnable for their promotion of child abuse, molestation, incest, and murder than the Academy, Hollywood, and the Roman Catholic church. The Academy and Hollywood are obvious. Rape and bloodshed and lust and murder permeate our campuses and movies. It's always been so.
But the Roman Catholic church?
Think of the impact on the conduct and moral development of the souls of your church if your pastor was single, gay, and raping the young boys who helped him administer his mass...