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  •  Apples and oranges. (2+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean, swampyankee

    I understand that you're mad as hell at the Catholic Church. That the pedophile priest horror disgusts you (if I hadn't left the church 40 years ago over birth control, abortion, homosexuality, the role of women--I'd have left it over that). But you're wrong on this one. Unless the altar boys need an abortion,t his won't affect prosecution.

    And you sure don't sound very concerned about the girls and women who were abused by priests--or the ones who will be raped by ordinary men. THAT is whom these laws will have an effect on, not ongoing lawsuits or prosecutions of pedophile priests. ANd FYI, the people pushing these laws aren't Catholics. They're fundies from the Bible Belt who flat-out hate women in a way that event he Pope can't begin to compare with. Ex-Catholic, 16 years of Catholic education here--and I now live in GA.  You couldn't get someone in MA or MD, both fairly Catholic states, to try and pass a law like this int he state legislature, but down here, they do shit like this all the time, because the fundeis think any girl out alone at night is asking for rape.

    What will are state laws like the one from an asshole in the GA state legislature who wants the victim to be called the "accuser"--but only in the crimes of rape and domestic violence.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 11:15:17 AM PST

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    •  Umm, not the original poster you replied to. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm indifferent at the Catholic church, I left it in 1976 and have been a happy UU Humanist since 1980.

      And I was thinking in terms of legal precedence. If the fighting back standard would be required for women, it would also be for men, and in civil cases could be a chilling precedent.

      Of course I'm beyond outrage about the impacts on women from their horrible bill. You're talking to a pro-choice pharmacist who drives to rural towns to dispense Plan B and is on the BOD of our local Planned Parenthood affiliate.

      •  Sorry. (1+ / 0-)
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        But I still don't think this is an attempt to appease the bishops or protect the Catholic church, nor do I think it would set a nasty legal precendent. Taht legislation in GA would however impact both men and women in a rape trial. Civil cases require a lower standard of proof than criminal cases.
        Glad to know there's one pharmacist out there with a conscience when it coems to women!~

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 12:13:08 PM PST

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