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Why does the media only cover Catholic child molestors?


Each time a Catholic priest is discovered to be a child molester it is a national news story. However, other religious groups seem like they are spared any embarrassing coverage. The amount of child molestation cases from New York involving Jewish Rabbis suggests that Rabbi are just as likely, if not more likely, than Catholic priests to be child molesters. Yet only Catholic priests make the national news.

For example, in 2006 an all boys Jewish School in New York City was sued for a string of child molestations committed by a Rabbi who taught at the school. School officials are accused of knowing about the molestations, but covering them up for years. The alleged molester was given a plea bargain for “child endangerment” and barely slapped on the wrist. The story was only given minor local attention. Had it been a Catholic school, it would have warranted a national news story.

The Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse lists hundreds of cases of sexual crimes committed by Jewish Rabbi’s, Cantons, teachers, and camp counselors. A large portion are child molestations. Click Here.

Clearly there is a double standard in the media when it comes to the Catholic church.

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