Covering up sexual abuse

I wonder, if it came out that So-and-So public figure tortured and mutilated a number of people in his basement for a year and left them disfigured for life, would crowds rally behind him and say what he did wasn’t that bad, and hey, he’s sorry for it now, so let’s forget all about it, let’s sweep the victims under the rug—they weren’t hurt badly anyway…

I know the world is falling apart fast and all manner of evil is being called good now, but I would hope that even so, no one would support that person. I would hope that everyone would call for justice for those victims, standing outside his home, if necessary, with picket signs; calling the law enforcement officers and judges until the officials’ phones explode in flames.

It is unbelievable that people are defending this sicko—that they ever defend sickos.

Imagine that the father of this person, an even bigger public figure, knew all about it, all along, and covered up the crimes. If that doesn’t make you want to vomit…

Now imagine that this person is a Christian public figure. Oh, wait, that changes everything, right? You don’t feel like what he did was that bad anymore. He should be given grace, right? NO. A million times, NO.

But that’s what we keep hearing from so many Christians…

Because the victims MUST forgive him, and we MUST let him off Scot-free, because, you know, grace and all that.

The latest monster in the news didn’t keep his victims tied up in his basement, and he didn’t torture them with whips and chains, but he tortured them nonetheless, and he kept them prisoner just the same.

Force the victims to forgive him? Give him grace and let him off the hook? Hide his crimes? Those are good things? I assert that just the opposite is true. He should be held to a higher standard, NOT let off the hook because he claims to be a Christian.

He deserves the death penalty for torturing and psychically disfiguring those children. They will never be the same. They will be forced to live with a special kind of hell, forever. No amount of therapy or counseling or prayer will ever erase the damage. At best, sexual abuse victims learn to prevent it from ruining every aspect of their lives.

His father, who covered it up, deserves the death penalty for sacrificing his daughters and the others who were disfigured for life, for protecting his son until it was too late for anything to be done about the horrible crimes he committed.

I believe that sexual abuse of children should carry the death penalty. It is the worst thing anyone could ever do to another human being. Murdering the victim would be more merciful. If someone covers it up instead of helping to put the perpetrator in prison and doing what they can to help and assure the victims that they are valued and did no wrong whatsoever, then that person deserves the death penalty, too.

What comes to my mind when I hear about these sick and EVIL people is the verse about the millstone. I think there’s a special place in hell for child molesters and those who protect them.

As long as there are people sending the message that a woman exists to please a man, or that sex is taboo and forbidden fruit…

As long as boys aren’t taught how to handle their urges, or that they themselves are responsible for their lust—the females never, ever are…

As long as people aren’t taught to be puke-your-guts nauseous at the very thought of any sexual contact with a family member…

As long as baby-making is exalted above truly raising and paying attention to one’s children and keeping them safe…

As long as children are taught that they don’t have the right to have boundaries and that they have no control over their bodies and who gets to touch them where…

As long as sexual abuse victims are swept under the rug and criminals are protected…

As long as the damage is minimized and invalidated…

As long as there isn’t a severe, sure, and swift punishment for this horrible crime against a PRECIOUS human being…

We will have Christian leaders sexually abusing children, and others covering it up.