More child abuse cover-ups

Since I’ve been talking about religious authoritarians lately, I should mention this New York Times article about Hasidic Jews doing pretty much the same thing the Catholic church is famous for, using social pressure, intimidation and threats to protect child molesters in their community.

I really don’t have anything to say about this that isn’t obvious. I suppose it’s worth pointing out that having this shit happen in your community is less harmful to your reputation than covering it up. Even if it weren’t, though, protecting children should be much higher priority. Religious authorities are fucked up.

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Posted on May 11, 2012, in Daily Post and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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