Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Review of Hand of God

Link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/handofgod/view/

Hand of God is a Frontline documentary about a priest who sexually abuses a young boy after the boy confesses to him that he has been masturbating and therefore sinning. You can watch the entire documentary online by clicking on the link above.

It is surprising why priests, ministers, or pastors would have sex with young boys. After all, aren't they the one who preach about the sinfulness of homosexuality, underage sex, and sex outside of marriage? One of my friends believes that religious people are more likely to have paraphilias because they spend their whole lives repressing their sexual desires. Remember just because there is much media exposure about molester priests and ministers, it doesn't mean that a priest or a minister is more likely to be a child molester. It could just be that the media is far more likely to report cases of child molestation if the perpetrators are priests or pastors.

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