Having heard some clergy members and others lie about the clergy sexual abuse issue and how the FBI said that it is a myth I did some searching. The FBI said no such thing and if they are even involved with an investigation the are keeping information tightly sealed.
I have signed up for FBI email’s and blog information and there has been nothing, repeat nothing on clergy sexual abuse. Sadly there is not a day that goes by that there is not a report from somewhere in the country about an indictment or conviction of a person involved in some way in child pornography, (ages have varied from the early 20’s – 60’s). There are also many reports of trafficking in underage sex, be it workers or others.
It is distressing. Those of us who have been sexually abused know that it does effect every aspect of our lives. Look at the likes of Lindsey Lowhan, Amanda Bines, Michael Jackson and so may other actors, singers and personalities. I would put money on them suffering abuse in general, sexual abuse specifically. Unfortunately self-medication via drugs, alcohol, sex, conspicuous spending, violence et. al. is the norm. The famous get headlines. A nobody only get headlines for a sixth DUI or worse. As a society there are complaints of overcrowded prisons but we do little about the co-dirty little secrets of abuse/violence and sexual exploitation. (I must say that abortion is not the answer. Human beings can lift themselves up from the most dire of situations. To do that one needs to be alive.) The shame of abuse does not belong with the abused but with the abuser. We have to get over that shame as difficult as it may be..