I can’t even believe this shit really. You’re a rich ass church organization….and you’re looking for legal loopholes to get out of paying the kids who got raped by your staff. Why? Just to save a few bucks, which I totally remember Jesus talking about at length. There was also that: “Thou shalt maximize profit” thing in the old testament so I absolutely see where they’re coming from (from the Independent):
“The Catholic Church and British local authorities have been accused of using a legal loophole to avoid paying compensation to victims of child sex abuse.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, a government agency, has denied some children financial settlements because it said the victims had “consented” to the abuse, a group of charities has warned.
Lawyers representing victims have warned that this line of defence is becoming increasingly common.
One case that the charity Victim Support brought attention to involved a 12-year-old girl who was given alcohol, brought into woodland and then sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old male. The girl was denied compensation because she had “voluntarily” gone into the woods with the man.
“No child ever gives their ‘consent’ to being abused, and the increased use of this line of defence, although still quite rare, is worrying,” said Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England. “I have contacted the Ministry of Justice previously and again recently about this issue and the Government should look urgently at what can be done to tackle it.”
The Sunday Telegraph reported that it had seen documents regarding two cases where the defence was used. A claimant who was raped at the age of 15 was told by lawyers representing the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark that his abuse “actually occurred in the context of a consensual relationship (albeit one the claimant in retrospect now appears to regret)”.
Okay, I’m not going to beat a dead horse here. Wait, I’m absolutely going to beat a dead horse. People are still freaking out about Pizzagate and there are still zero victims associated with any of that. Meanwhile, this is going down, right out in the open. Why do you think daemons can’t infiltrate your religion exactly? Seems like the first thing they’d do if you ask me.