Friday, March 06, 2009

What else is there to say?

I owe PZ for alerting me to this.

The story is that a nine-year-old girl in Brazil was raped and impregnated by her stepfather.

The Catholic Church, always concerned for the well-being of innocents, immediately stepped in.

That's right: they did everything they could to prevent this kid from having an abortion. Then, when it was too late because the abortion had already been performed, they did the next best thing: they excommunicated everyone connected with the abortion, including the little girl's mother.

They spared the little girl. They undoubtedly think they spared her by not excommunicating her. I think that they spared her by hopefully driving this whole family away from the church for good.

Oh, wait! There is something more to say: The rapist stepfather doesn't get excommunicated.

UPDATE: The pope says, "Yeah, that's right."


Anonymous Tom McC said...

Ah, yes...we can always count on the Church to do the right thing...

March 08, 2009 10:45 AM  

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