Date: May 15, 2019 08:01PM
Lot's Wife Wrote:
> I agree. Open the roofs and let the sunshine in
> at the LDS church, the Catholic church, the BSA,
> and anywhere else where light causes the roaches
> to scurry frantically for the darkness of corners
> and cracks.
> My point, though, was somewhat different. I see
> these women going to F&T meetings and denouncing
> the criminals but I do not see men doing that. In
> my family if a child is harmed the race is on to
> see which adult draws blood first.
> Where are the men, the fathers of these children?
> Why is it only mothers, with NNN in the
> background, who are accosting bishops and wards on
> "open mic" morning. Does the church's
> brainwashing extend so far that the fathers of the
> victims hesitate to challenge the priesthood?
> That would be pathetic. The kids need to know
> that their parents, both of their parents, will
> neither let this be forgotten nor let the
> situation that enabled the abuse be perpetuated.
Good point. I don't know about the Fathers, but in the cases I am aware of, which are well documented, I had my friend's attorney, Tim Kosnoff, tell me that he noticed a pattern with Mormons that was different from Catholics.
When Mormons come forward and admit they were abused as children by Mormon leaders, they're not only dismissed, they're threatened with the loss of their family and eternal exaltation if they participate in a lawsuit against the church. Their families almost always turn their backs on them and protect the church.
Catholics are the opposite. Most of the time when victims come forward about ecclesiastical abuse they suffered as children at the hands of Catholic Priests, their families rally around them and turn on the church.
As far as the difference between men coming to the defense of victims and women coming to their defense, I think a lot of men are more interested in protecting their egos (jobs, reputations, social status) than they are in protecting kids. Moms have a maternal instinct that makes them fearless in the face of any kind of a threat to their kids.
But I've known horrible Moms who turned on their own kids to protect their kids rapists, just because they were Penis holders. One of them is my own GD Sister, who's a family therapist. Her own now ExMo and lesbian daughter, who was one of the victims said, "My Mom is a Family Therapist? Wow, do they not have any requirements to become a Family Therapist?"