.....and just think. If all these offending priests had just kept their zippers up, and the knowing priests/bishops who called their pyschiatrists instead of the POLICE, "AND THAT ALL OF THEM PRACTICED WHAT THEY PREACH TO THE FOLLOWERS" none of this would be happening and the nearly $3 BILLION in lawsuits would in reality just a drop in the bucket.<quoted text>
Actually Anthony at least 30 states have extended the statute of limitations and I believe 2 did suspend the limitations for a year. In California the Suprem court ruled it unconstitutional. Legislation and lobbying has been fast and furious. Statutes of limitations were put in place for a reason. To allow prosecution of 60 year old cases the information is often so unreliable and dead people are sued.
Its not just the church. However many state legislatures have introduced protections against public schools and teachers while enacting provisions targeting specifically the Catholic Church. SNAP has been criticized by more than a few Protestants and they have stated openly that they believe the Catholic church is being singled out in particular by SNAP. One look at their website and 90% of the comments and that becomes pretty clear. I read an artccle written by A Lutheran not long ago who wrote that abuse cases even ones prosecuted dont make the news like the Catholic Church does and expressed remorse for that. It took what he claimed was many mispresentations against a suit filed against a Lutheran church that never made the news to make him see this.
Lawyers have been fighting hard to eliminate ALL statute of limitations which would unleash a fury of lawsuits and be disastrous for alot of secular groups not just the church. 1 in 6 Americans receive care in a Catholic Hospital in the USA. Many prominent universities would be shutdown and charity organizations would scream to a halt. Many organizations would be bankrupt some never to recover again. Legislatures are well aware of the implications of lifting limitations as states, colleges and public schools and state government in general would be targets of massive amounts of money and force extreme cuts. Nobody has clean hands when it comes to dealing with these things especially if we want to go back 60 years or longer.
I can't believe you can't figure out where the REAL blame lies in these matters. What type of brain blockage do you have?
Its time Dust Storm to lay the blame where it belongs.