From Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) comes this anti-Catholic blast.
Justice for Child Abuse Victims
Published: May 14, 2010
The Catholic Church is working against the interests of child abuse victims in state legislatures around the country. [Absurd.] In recent weeks, lobbying by the church has blocked measures [Ummm… how does lobbying block anything? Also, you are being asked to accept their premise, namely, that that is what is going on, that "the Catholic Church" is trying to do something bad. Lobbying is bad (unless perhaps you are a lobbyist with a job in the present White House Administration).] in Wisconsin, Arizona and Connecticut intended to widen the legal window for victims to file lawsuits against hidden predators. [What is meant by "hidden predator"?]
We urge the New York State Legislature to rise above intense lobbying by the New York State Catholic Conference [But wait… there’s more…] and Orthodox Jewish officials [Sooooo…. it is not just the Catholic Church involved? However, the one group the editors of Hell’s Bible hates nearly as much as Catholics, its practicing orthodox Jews.] and pass the overdue Child Victims Act. Like a similar measure enacted in 2003 by California, it would create a one-time, one-year suspension of the statute of limitations for bringing civil lawsuits over the sexual abuse of children.
Once that window closes, people alleging abuse would have until age 28 to bring a claim. Current law sets the limit at 23 in most circumstances.
The measure recognizes that it typically takes many years before victims are ready to come forward. [Get this…] The measure also recognizes the Catholic Church’s history of intimidating victims and burying abuses in church files, creating a shroud of secrecy that extended in many cases until victims were in their 30s or older, well beyond existing time limits for prosecutions or civil lawsuits. [I wonder what the language of this "measure" is.]
An earlier version of the bill passed the Assembly in 2006, 2007 and 2008, but the Senate, then under Republican control, [eeeevil REPUBLICANS! They are as bad as Catholics or even ORTHODOX Jews. Incredible.] refused to consider it. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver expresses strong support for the latest bill, amended to cover abuses by both religious and non- religious entities. But he is insistent that the Senate act first before requiring his members to cast another politically sensitive vote on the issue.
The Senate Codes Committee is set to consider the measure by mid-June. The committee’s chairman, Eric Schneiderman, Democrat of Manhattan, should work to ensure passage of the bill, which has safeguards against the filing of bogus claims.
The Catholic Church fears a wave of costly settlements and damage awards like those that followed California’s temporary lifting of the statute of limitations several years ago. [But don’t worry, subscribers! We’ll tear at them until they BLEEEEEED.] Those concerns, and the difficulty of trying to judge decades-old accusations, are outweighed by the need to afford victims a measure of justice, the demands of public safety, [What a smear. The Church has done more than any other organization in the USA to deal with the problem of abuse of children.] and the injustice of rewarding any group for covering up sexual abuse of children.
A version of this editorial appeared in print on May 16, 2010, on page WK9 of the New York edition.
If you needed a demonstration of their ability to hate, here it is, draped in the guise of self-righteousness.