Mention Catholicism and someone will sneer about sexual abuse.
Mention public schools and … crickets.
But consider the statistics.
In 2002, the Department of Education carried out a study of sexual abuse in the school system that found that a minor is 100 TIMES more likely to be preyed on by a teacher than by a priest.
A 2004 study found that nearly 9.6 percent of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career.
While even one case of abuse is too many, only 4% of all active priests between 1950 and 2002 were even accused of abuse – a rate far lower than that of other males in the general population.
Today, the safety of children in Catholic churches is indisputable. Since the Catholic Church instituted a mandatory abuse prevention education program for church employees and a zero tolerance policy for offenders, the rate has dropped to near zero.
In 2012, there were a total of 414,313 priests. In 2012, there were six credible cases of sexual abuse reported. If I did the math right, that’s .0014%.
So why does the media harp on Catholic abusers while giving educator abusers a pass? Let me count the God-hating, Pro-abortion, Democrat donor protecting hypocrisies.