While this article refers to the legislation at hand in Georgia I want to look at a different aspect on this issue of pedophilia by the Catholic Church. The fact that for many years the Roman Catholic Church hid the sexual predating that took place among its clergy at all levels of leadership doesn’t clarify the evil mandate it proposes upon them. Simply meaning those who are forced to abstain from things that are a part of our God-created being are themselves the real abusers and predators.
The Catholic Church has for centuries made a requisite of its clergy to maintain sexual celibacy that it deems as necessary for spiritual convalescence of its ministerial rituals and governmental foundation. This requirement for a personal sexual control has no biblical foundation, based on the fact that scripture reveals if one chooses to remain unmarried and a virgin for Christ then let them do so, but nothing is stated as to force them to be of such a manner. Jesus had no complaints against Peter for being married and in His ministry chorus or of any of the other disciples who were married. As a matter of fact, He used certain couples to further ministry efforts of the Church as outlined in the book of Acts.
The abuse of another person takes place when the use of some form of control forces them to do things not natural to they’re well being which includes all areas of spirit, soul, and body. The Catholic church’s demand for celibacy places them in an unprecedented posture of sexual denial that runs contrary to how they are sensually and sexually created by God. Yes, there are those who are just as scripture says, choosing to be celibate on their own, but any who cannot sustain such a ritual is under great self-condemnation as they find themselves having sexual anxieties with no way to release them.
Story after story is written in the Old Testament about how some men were made eunuchs and others chose to be. Daniel 1:18 (NKJV) 18 Now at the end of the days, when the king had said that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. The word eunuch basically has a base meaning of castration for the minimizing of sexual deviancy among those who have oversight of the king’s harems. This is something we would not allow in our day as we would see it as sexual abuse of another human being, and yet the Catholic Church’s forced celibacy isn’t a far cry.
Though some were forced by other nations to be as slaves for the king or his court of ministers it seems these individuals were children or young men whom they sought out for their fair appearance and ability to be taught the standards of the court. Daniel and his three companions weren’t chosen just for their wisdom, Daniel 1:4 4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
The Catholic Church’s position on celibacy has a written history filled with reports about their ministerial magistrate’s sexual deviancy from its Popes all the way down to the alter children. The responsibility for any abuse among its leadership that has occurred cannot be deferred by the bishopric or its papal headship. As seen in the outline of the legislation in question a monetary compensation is all that is left for those who suffered. However the real issue of this blog isn’t the money, it is the continued abuse of sexual rights those in the clergy have by a God created premise of males and females that no religious entity has the power to change or overrule.