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Sex abuse not unique to Catholic Church

June 22, 2013

To the editor: Before anyone jumps to pointing all fingers at the Catholic Church for claims of sexual abuse, do your research. There is abuse in every faith practice out there....

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GopherState

Jun-23-13 1:34 AM

I don't like how you mention "The Lutheran Church". There are many Lutheran churches, some who shouldn't even keep the name Lutheran anymore. They are all separate church bodies who have no affiliation with each other. Maybe next time you won't lump them all in together.

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proudmom

Jun-23-13 5:02 AM

Find a different hobby GopherState. She had a well written opinion. It just goes to show that this happens no matter who you are.

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OldJournalCarrier

Jun-23-13 7:48 AM

When has anyone ever said that sex abuse was unique to the Catholic Church?

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mnsotn

Jun-23-13 6:07 PM

When has anybody said that sex abuse was unique yo churches. I would bet that most rapists are atheist.

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Ring2003

Jun-23-13 9:42 PM

Most misinformed comment yet, Mnsotn. Most rapists are atheists? I can't wait to hear the statistics you found to back up that statement. You did use statistics and facts, right? You certainly wouldn't spout something as completely false and laughable as that without something besides your ignorance to back it up, would you?

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mnsotn

Jun-24-13 7:34 AM

Did I hit a nerve, Ring? Oh no, one of your own might be the problem?

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JReader

Jun-24-13 10:40 AM

I guess I don't understand. When the words sexual abuse are used one has to assume a crime was committed. And, it appears all you did was to inform the Lutheran Church. The church sould have notified the authorities of your complaint but if they refused why is it you seem to just let it go as well ? If there is an abuser out there how can you knowingly let him keep walking the streets free to abuse more people ?

Although these lawsuits make many people squeemish, they do serve a purpose to identify these people as well as make these institutions accountable for their past complacency. It seems to be the only way many of these churches are willing to change their ways is when it is forced upon them in the courts.

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caring1

Jun-30-13 1:09 AM

she was not pointing her finger at just any Lutheran church she was trying to tell you its not just in catholic churches. Its everywhere as a parent who can feel safe anymore entrusting their young children to anyone that can have power over their child's beliefs and what they have been taught to trust. I was always taught as a child to trust people in the church and police officers and other parents and teachers etc they are adults who are suppose to protect you. Its been taken from us. She said this person was Lutheran, she did not say it was a he or a she or a minister. She was told to keep her mouth shut and that's what you should be concerned about right now and who and where this person is and are they around your children or grandchildren and i am sorry Peggy you should have came forward and you still should. And i am as a adult sorry you have to endear anything like this or be treated that way. Who did this to you is a very sick person and who said for you to shut up is sick

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caring1

Jun-30-13 1:11 AM

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