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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 12, 2008

That's right -- go with your gut feelings! Any adult wearing an official Child Abuser® top with matching shoulderbag is likely to be up to no good.

This helpful web-ad -- I peeled it off the Salon.com site -- is as you see sponsored by Childhelp, creators and marketers of the Good Touch Bad Touch curriculum ("the only curriculum," the home-page assures us, "which uses this title and which has been Copyrighted and Trademarked to protect it"). Be forewarned.

Why has Good Touch Bad Touch been such a hit with progressive church groups? One of the reasons is its non-judgmental approach to the hot-button issues. It's about the children, you see.

So we've got a child protection program so responsive to the breezes of political orthodoxy that its model molester and model victim are both female. A big help for the kids. And if you think that's a happy augury for getting to the root of the child abuse problem, in all likelihood you have ahead of you a very rosy ecclesiastical career.






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  • Posted by: - Jun. 12, 2008 7:26 PM ET USA

    Dover, It might also be remembered that Fr. Altier is suffering as a Holy Man; in obedience and carrying his Cross well. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Posted by: - Jun. 12, 2008 7:02 PM ET USA

    It's worth remembering that Fr. Robert Altier is still where Archbishop Harry Flynn stuck him when Altier became too publicly critical of this pernicious nonsense: assistant chaplain at a nursing home.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 12, 2008 10:31 AM ET USA

    Thank you for keeping this child "protection" program before the minds of your readers. It is a real problem, and may well be causing serious harm to the children who have to attend such programs that they can learn to protect themselves. Maybe I've been under the wrong impression since childhood thinking that adults were the ones responsible to protect children?

  • Posted by: - Jun. 12, 2008 9:52 AM ET USA

    Thank you for persisting in pointing out this ridiculous situation in an organization that Our Lord gave us for the salvation of souls. Our lay liturgical paraministers wear their picture identification in the sanctuary, one of them on top of his alb. We are relieved to know that they have been made to suffer the humiliation of being treated like criminals in order that no bad touches occur in front of the congregation during Holy Mass. It used to be such a problem!

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