Thursday 22 March 2018

Mary Kenny: My point is simple: not all 'child sex abuse' is the same

Have we now got to the point where no rational discussion of child sex abuse can take place? There is so much anger out there -- particularly directed at the Catholic clergy -- that debate on the subject is soon drowned in a sea of verbal abuse.

Not that the anger isn't justified: or righteous. It is. Any assault on a child should be met with anger. And with punishment.

However, I also think there is a point to be made about clarifying the phrase 'child sex abuse'. It seems to me to be a reasonable observation that not all "child sexual abuse" is the same.

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