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04-09-2010, 09:01 PM
<span style='font-size: 17pt'>A good first step. </span>
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The Vatican is set to issue guidelines on fighting pedophilia as the Roman Catholic Church grapples with snowballing sex abuse scandals, Italian media reported.

The guidelines will likely be published on Monday on the Vatican website and showcase a letter Pope Benedict XVI wrote to Irish Catholics last month, the ANSA news agency reported.

The Vatican was not immediately available for comment on the reports on Friday.

Under a 2001 "motu proprio", or decree, bishops are required to inform the Vatican of cases of pedophile priests in their dioceses, and abusers are to be removed from contact with youths .

The decree was promulgated by the Pope's predecessor John Paul II and was initiated by Benedict, who as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger headed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), the Vatican's doctrinal and morals watchdog.

Large-scale pedophilia scandals have rocked the Catholic Church in several countries including Ireland, Austria, the United States and the Pope's native Germany since late last year.

Senior clerics have been accused of protecting abusers by transferring them to other parishes - where they sometimes offended again - instead of handing them over for trial.

The 82-year-old Benedict has himself faced allegations that as head of the CDF, and earlier as the archbishop of Munich, he failed to take action against predator priests.

Earlier on Friday, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said the Church must cooperate with police and the judiciary on child abuse by priests as "the only way to regain trust" after the wave of scandals.

"Apart from the attention we must pay to the victims, we must pursue cooperation with the relevant civil judicial and penal authorities," he said.

cushioncrawler
04-09-2010, 09:10 PM
What the Bible says about Homosexuality
Lev.18:22
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Lev.20:13
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Rom.1:26-27
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet

cushioncrawler
04-09-2010, 09:12 PM
What the Bible says about Children

Children who refuse to obey their parents must be executed.

If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. -- Deuteronomy 21:18-21

He that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. -- Exodus 21:15

He that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. -- Exodus 21:17

Children who mock their parents will have their eyes plucked out by ravens and eaten by eagles.

The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. -- Proverbs 30:17

Like Abraham, parents should be willing to kill their children for God.

And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and ... offer him there for a burnt offering.... And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. -- Genesis 22:2,10

God killed all the firstborn children in an entire country.

The LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon.... And there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. -- Exodus 12:29-30

Sometimes God kills children for misbehaving.

And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. -- 2 Kings 2:23-24

Someday God will force parents eat their own children.

And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. -- Leviticus 26:29

And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters. -- Deuteronomy 28:53

And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend. -- Jeremiah 19:9

And then there's this statement, which could only be found in the Bible:

Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. -- Psalm 137:9

cushioncrawler
04-09-2010, 09:14 PM
What the Bible says about Pedophilia
The bible has nothing to say about pedophilia.

Hmmmmmmm -- No commandments to worry about -- full speed ahead -- lookout alterboys, here we kum -- looks like priests go to heaven ok.
madMac.