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    have sex with children victims of sex panics, but priests who do the same thing criminals?

    Columbia Prof Minimizes Scandals :: Accuracy In Academia
     
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    What are the ages of consent in those cases? You do know there is a difference between statutory rape, and molestation, correct?
     
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    It really doesn't matter, if he used the internet to meet them, which is what is alleged, he violated Federal law even if the arbitrary age of consent made the sex legal.
     
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    you are kidding right?

    1) you completely missed the point of the article.
    2) its not a valid comparison

    Clashes Accuser was after money or something for being butthurt. The second accuser was in it for money period. Don't forget the first one ( that i know of) recanted his story.

    The general was nothing more than a middle age man having an affair...Its because of who he was that the story mattered at all.

    These two stories are nothing like Priests who touch little kids, nor the cover ups thats happened afterwords.

    Context and the details matter.
     
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    It does matter if you are attempting to compare Priests who rape little boys, and men who take advantage of gay teens.

    I agree both are illegal, and both morally wrong, however they are not equal.
     
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    The bbc thing is just a joke. I don't mean that as a deflection. I mean how they handled that whole thing is just sad. That is more in line with the Priest scandal here, But the difference is it is over in England, so Americans by in large don't give a shit.
     
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    Both are wrong, just one is a lot worse.
     
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    You'll also get a pass for raping children if you're a good film maker...

    Reminder: Roman Polanski raped a child - Salon.com
     
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    is this different from moving bishops around in order to cover up the kids they touched?

    Well yes....One is a lot worse, and that would be the priests
     
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    Someone is saying what the priests did was okay? I don't think so...and that's the point. Polanski has supporters. If he wasn't a film maker, but a corporate CEO instead, do you think the Left would support him? Of course not.
     

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