Why not have Muslim congressman investigate Catholic Church scandals, ala Peter King?
By: Patrick Roberts | Published Thursday, March 10, 2011, 9:40 AM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 10:07 PM
Read more: Congressman Peter King's strange journey from Irish radical to Muslim inquisitor -- I no longer recognize the politician I have known for 25 years
Here's a novel suggestion. Why not have Muslim congressman Keith Ellison investigate the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals?
After all the latest shocking revelations from Philadelphia where 21 priest have now been suspended en masse surely points to something very rotten indeed in the nature of Catholicism.
While not terrorism it is a uniquely filthy crime nonetheless, the abuse and damage of young defenceless children.
There have been 12,000 cases of clerical sex abuse in the United States, a remarkably under reported crime and the real numbers are obviously much higher.
If Congressman Peter King, a devout Irish Catholic, feels certain he can plumb the depths of what is wrong with the Muslim religion perhaps Ralph Ellison can do the same for the Catholic religion.
It is no easy task.
Frank Keating , a prominent Catholic and Oklahoma governor resigned from a Catholic Church oversight committee claiming that bishops were acting like mafia dons covering up evidence of horrific child abuse.
He might be a very interesting witness for the Ellison hearings.
Then there is the possibility that the investigation could go all the way to the top , to the pope himself, who has much to answer for in the realm of child abuse cover-up.
All the above goes to show that we can rarely afford to be holier than thou.
In what I consider the most profound words in the Bible Jesus said 'Let him without sin cast the first stone' when a prostitute was threatened with being stoned to death.
It is the same with Pete King and his like. We are quick to point fingers, to blame it all on the 'other.'
Maybe we should look at the mote in our own eye as another bible lesson suggests.Read more: Congressman Peter King's strange journey from Irish radical to Muslim inquisitor -- I no longer recognize the politician I have known for 25 years