Boy Scouts and Catholic Church Parallel: Worked Together to Keep Abuse Silent?
We are totally disgusted with not only the boy scouts sexual abuse cover up but we can not believe that the Catholic church, of all denominations, would be a part of this scandal. Why must he Catholic church be a part of so much downright perversion? We all better start examining this church organization and others and their association with groups who prey on our children. Who would have known that our boys were in danger of abuse in the Boy Scouts of America?
Read report below for the latest:
After Catholic priest Gilbert Gauthe was found to be a child molester in 1974, then-Lafayette Bishop Gerard Frey decided a change was in order. So the next year, Gauthe was assigned extra duties. He became chaplain of the diocesan Boy Scouts. Any pedophile would have whooped, and Gauthe took full advantage.This was a set up from the beginning! What kind of 'change' was really made except that he had even more access to young boys?!!
The Scouts, as their just-released "perversion files" prove, shared the Catholic Church's determination to shield criminals, sacrificing the innocence of young charges in a doomed attempt to maintain a wholesome public image.
Louisiana always figured prominently in the scandals that engulfed both institutions nationwide. Gauthe was the first to be unmasked in the endless succession of predatory priests who enjoyed years of episcopal protection. After Gauthe pleaded guilty in 1985, and was sentenced to 20 years in the state pen, Rev. Kenneth Doyle, spokesman for the U.S. Catholic Conference in Washington, said: "We don't want to give the impression that it's a rampant problem for the church, because it's not."Yeah, right, Rev. Doyle!
Then, New Orleans journalist Jason Berry, who covered the case, wrote a book predicting years of turmoil and multimillion-dollar court judgments against the church. You know who got that one right. The buggers were rampant for sure.Thank you Jason Berry for your work. It was much needed to expose these perverts in the church and in the boy scouts organization.
We can't say whether Bishop Frey at the time doubted the wisdom of consigning Boy Scouts to the care of a known pedophile, but news reports did offer plenty of clues.There's so much more to read and you can do so at Nola.com.
In 1976, four adult Scout leaders were arrested in New Orleans for running a troop where underprivileged boys were recruited for sexual exploitation. It was the movement's first high-profile sex scandal in America.
The "perversion files" reveal that Scout authorities have been reluctant to report abuse to the police, or to the parents of victims, and the parallel with the Catholic church is obvious. But these are not the only institutions inclined to cast a veil over their own sins.