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Katy Cordeth's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Katy Cordeth

The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn.

Dude leaves his vulnerable son unattended in a New York City bathhouse and is surprised when the kid gets molested?! I understand that many religious communities are close-knit and tend to think that sexual perversity is limited to members of any other religion but theirs; but come on — how can you be alive at this time in our species' history and not know that ministers of any denomination of any of the Judaeo-Christian faiths are probably not the best people to be leaving your children with?

It is interesting, though, to see the same tactics the Catholic Church uses deployed by this Jewish sect. Perhaps some common ground could be reached between Orthodox Judaism and Catholicism, in a sort of interfaith rapprochement: "See, we like to rape children just as much as you do. And like you, we have a culture of secrecy which we use to ensure that these crimes are never revealed. Lets be chums."

Fri, 11 May 2012 08:13:18 UTC | #940980