I’m done with Boing-Boing, the website. I just discovered that I have been banned from posting any comments on the site. “Why?” is the obvious question. To figure out the answer, I reviewed the few remarks I’ve made, the most recent of which is from 2 weeks ago. It was written in response to an inflammatory article accusing Cardinal Timothy Dolan of “[paying] off priests” who had raped children. Of the many persons commenting on the story, only a few had the mental competence, integrity, and/or courage to interject some truth into the proceedings.
When I found a comment worthy of praise, I shared:
“In effect, to be upset about this route of getting rid of bad priests expeditiously, is to be upset about getting rid of priests expeditiously because there exists no speedy alternative. Look at that, the Church is the pragmatist, leaving the naysayers to be …
“People keep saying, ‘Report them to the police,’ but what the heck is that meant to do? ‘So, we have a customer who complained to us about an employee sexually [molesting] him.’ To which the cops will respond with, ‘So what?’ It’s called heresay, and it holds no water, legally, whatsoever. Victims should be happy if the priest is laicized, and they must bring the case themselves to the civil authorities. That’s more basic than Law 101.”
This comment of mine, it seems, is the one reason that the people over at Boing-Boing have seen fit to ban me. So, to them, I say, “Good riddance.” If I cannot speak truth in your midst, what reason have I to be present?
Boing-Boing is no haven for truth, objectivity, or tolerance. Clearly, those of us who have the integrity to defend the scapegoats are ourselves equally demonized. I depart in good conscience, knowing that I made a sincere, respectful proposition of truth and was rejected for it.
May God have mercy on them.