The movie “Spotlight” (which I saw last week, and thought remarkably fair – not at all expressive of the familiar media attacks on the Catholic Church) has again opened up discussion about the issue of child abuse in the Catholic Church. The movie portrays the disastrous handling of sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Boston over a number of decades.Sexual abuse is not just a Catholic problem | Catholic Globe
“Boz” Tchivividjian (don’t ask me how to pronounce the name) offered an insightful commentary, titled “Spotlight: It’s Not Just a Catholic Problem,” in a Religion News Service blog last week. Tchivividjian, a former child abuse prosecutor, the founder and executive director of ABUSE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment), and a professor of law at Liberty University (and I would guess a Baptist) argued that child sex abuse is just as prevalent in the Protestant churches as it is in the Catholic Church.
Regarding the movie “Spotlight,” Tchivividjian writes: “Some may be tempted to watch this film with disgust at the Catholic Church and a sigh of relief for Protestants.
Monday, April 4, 2016
ADDENDUM::Sexual abuse is not just a Catholic problem | Catholic Globe
I have mentioned my issues with Tchivividjian before and find it odd that references is being made to his review as the RCC can "end this all" if one man spoke up. Now granted the author does have a point, not just Catholics, but to hide behind that premise is bogus. Take a look at the 2000 year-old book that condones children as chattel and a doctrine that represses sexuality and expression first as the commonalities. It is not just the silence that kills youthful spirit, but the dogma you hold dear. "One may ask, finally, why the Catholic situation has not received fair treatment in the print and electronic media. The answer: the media themselves, which often seem rather less interested in exposing child abuse at all levels of society than in Catholic-bashing."