Not a week goes by without the MSM attempting to get the Roman Catholic Church mentioned anytime there's a report of sexual abuse of a minor by some criminal, church related or no. Recently, in a discussion with my bible study group, I was given a heads up on where to find the currently accepted, statistical breakdown on sexual abuse of minors in the United States. The facts are not quite what the MSM, nor the anti-Catholic media would have you believe:
According to current law enforcement reports, sexual abuse by Roman Catholic Clergy and related parishioners against children occur at a rate of between two and two-and-a-half percent of the population, (2.5%).
By comparison, non Roman-Catholic/Orthodox clergy/parishioners from Protestant/Evangelical ministries have an occurrence of sexual abuse of minors at a rate of five to eight percent, (5.0-8.0%) depending on definition and category. A rate between more than double and four times higher than that of Roman Catholics and Orthodox clergy.
Now, let's consider what the mainstream public says about Christianity and sexual abuse in America and how those opinions make up an accepted narrative that religious abuse children far more often than secular society does; or do they?
The current rate of sexual abuse for American children in everyday life is one in four for girls, or twenty-five percent before reaching the age of 18. Add in the approximately ten percent of all boys who will be raped or otherwise sexually abused, and the overall rate of child sexual abuse in American Society tops out at around 1 in 5 children between the ages of infancy and majority, or twenty percent of American Children overall.
Twenty percent (20%), the rate at which all these religious detractors sexually abuse children is eight to ten times the rate of abuse by Roman Catholic Clergy and Church Members; or, 20 out of every 100 children being victimized in secular society, versus 2 or 3 out of every 100 children being victimized in the Catholic community.
Where are your children safer? With people who carry out the gospel message on earth, or with your "evolved" progressive buddies?
From now on, whenever some wisemouthed, media flapjack starts mentioning Roman Catholics, it's time to start mentioning how well American society outside the church is doing.