I Guess Dawkins and Hitchens Are Mental, too

Ai Carumba. These guys are obviously mental:

Richard Dawkins, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”.

Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic church.

The pair believe they can exploit the same legal principle used to arrest Augusto Pinochet, the late Chilean dictator, when he visited Britain in 1998.

…Benedict will be in Britain between September 16 and 19, visiting London, Glasgow and Coventry, where he will beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman, the 19th-century theologian.

Considering each and every Times article and AP article has been complete hogwash, good luck, boys.

Notice what the “rational” people are doing: on the strength of a vicious newspaper campaign full of lies and half truths, they want to jail someone.

Witch hunters, they are. Irrational madmen, to say the least.

Note that Neither one of them objected at all to visits by heads of the Soviet Union (murdered 100 milion people) the heads of Saudi Arabia (women oppressed) the heads of Hamas or Al Qaeda.

No, they want to go after the  Pope who has done more than any other man to eliminate child abuse in the church.

These people are jaw dropping mental.

What is so interesting about these two vicious haters of religion is this: Dawkins said he was abused at school; and Hitchens says in his new biography that he had gay relationships while in college.

Since the abuse rate in public schools is likely far in excess of the rate by Catholic priests:

 Sherryll Kraizer, executive director of the Denver-based Safe Child Program, told the Colorado Gazette in 2008 that school employees commonly ignore laws meant to prevent the sexual abuse of children.

“I see it regularly,” Kraizer said. “There are laws against failing to report, but the law is almost never enforced. Almost never.”  “What typically happens is you’ll have a teacher who’s spending a little too much time in a room with one child with the door shut,” Kraizer explained. “Another teacher sees it and reports it to the principal. The principal calls the suspected teacher in and says ‘Don’t do that,’ instead of contacting child protective services.”

“Before you know it, the teacher is driving the student home. A whole series of events will unfold, known to other teachers and the principal, and nobody contacts child services before it’s out of control. You see this documented in records after it eventually ends up in court.”

“Isn’t it news that the number of public school students who have been abused by a school employee is more than 100 times greater than the number of minors who have been abused by priests?” he asked.  “All those reporters, columnists, talking heads, attorneys general, D.A.’s, psychologists and victims groups who were so quick on the draw to get priests have a moral obligation to pursue this issue to the max.  If they don’t, they’re a fraud.”

Will they attempt to arrest Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education? Or of the state governors? Or any public official that covered up and moved child abusing teachers around?

No. They won’t.

They don’t give a damn about child abuse; they simply want to wage war on religion, in their addled way, and are willing to use any tool.

That’s what all of this is about. There is no concern for children here. There is a lot of posturing, of attempting to use the horrible fact of child abuse to get other agendas advanced.

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