The excuses the Vatican and its supporters have now come up with to justify its systematic cover up of the rape of children have now officially exceeded the numbers required for a 5x5 bingo card. Consequently, I give you Vatican Excuse Bingo. Play it when Bill Donohue is on (if you can bear watching that disgusting slime bag) and you will be finished in no time.
In the unlikely event that you’re not familiar with any of the excuses summarized on the card, I give a slightly more detailed explanation for each, below.
Long Time Ago
It all happened a long time ago and the church has changed. No fair to keep bringing it up.
It’s the fault of The secularization of society. If only everyone was a good catholic and kept his mouth shut, things would be just fine.
Women’s Ordination / Abortion / Gay Marriage
The only agenda of the church’s critics is women's ordination, abortion and gay marriage.
With so much invasion of eroticism, sometimes it's not easy to stay celibate or to respect children. Not easy!
Jews / Liberal Media / The Internet / Satan
Like the Persecution of Jews
Criticizing the Catholic Church is just like persecution of the Jews because pointing out that the church systematically covered up the rape of children for decades is exactly like murdering six million Jews.
(Yes we know this conflicts with the previous point. We hope you won’t notice.)
Hatred of Christianity
What motivates the church’s critics most of all is a pathological hatred of Christianity.
Of course, the real problem is homosexuality not pedophilia. You see, there is a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true. That is the problem.
It’s both the fault of freemasonic organizations that portray pedophilia as normal, and also a conspiracy by masonic lodges and big business to undermine the church. Simultaneously.
It wasn’t pedophilia because the kids (most of them anyway) were post-pubescent. And they wore sexy short shorts. (OK I made the last bit up.)
Boy Scouts / Schoolteachers
Employers from every walk of life – schoolteachers, boy scouts – all molest kids. For example, just this month, Rabbi Baruch Lebovits was found guilty on eight counts of sexually abusing a Brooklyn boy. (Hey, it’s fault of the Jews again.)
It really is. Petty gossip about raping children and systematically covering it up for years. So annoying.
The priests were not reported to the police because they were being put in therapy instead. It was the zeitgeist of the day you see. Everyone did it.
At least the Catholic Church has the standard that rape is wrong (even if it falls short of that standard), unlike atheists.
You Didn’t Object
Victims didn’t object - most 15-year-old teenage boys wouldn’t allow themselves to be molested. So why did you?”
These so-called victims are just gold diggers – just out to make a buck off the poor honest church.
The liberal media has teamed up with Radical Lawyers to persecute the church.
Parents and psychologists are to blame for not reporting the sex abuse in a timely fashion. Because if they had reported the abuse promptly the church would have acted immediately.
No Smoking Gun
Cardinal Joey Ratzinger knew nooothing about it. Nooothing, I tell you. Move along now.
Did I miss any?