It is common practice among many Protestants today to attack the Catholic Church over the abuse crisis, which we all admit is a horrible reality. These ad-hominem attacks however are done to maliciously attack the Catholic faith, and everyone in the Catholic Church, to the neglect of their own sexual abuse problems, which are happening at a far higher rate in Protestant "churches" than in the Catholic Church. Not only are there more cases percentage wise in Protestant churches, but many of them are also not being prosecuted for their crimes because of the time that has passed since the case happened. Philip Jenkins, in his work called Pedophiles and Priests, determined that between .2 and 1.7 percent of priests are pedophiles, while the figure among the Protestant clergy ranges between 2 and 3 percent.
Protestants however like James Swan, and his buddy, a guy who hides himself under an alias of Turretin Fan, and another noob blogger posting at the same site by the name of John Bugay (over at blog called "Beggars All") are notorious for the rhetoric they post on their blog basically labeling any Catholic who remains Catholic a supporter or pedophilia. They have accused me of not saying anything about the abuse cases as if I somehow support these monsters, or are able to actually prosecute them myself, which of course is not true in either case. What is more telling is that these anti-Catholic hate mongers do little to correct or address their own monsters that are abusing kids far more often in their own "churches"
Take for instance this story of a Protestant abuse that happened in Germany, where no one is likely to be prosecuted because of the time that has passed since the abuse case happened. This is what has happened in similar Catholic abuse cases. It is apparent that there was a cover up, and the Protestants in Germany are now doing the same thing that the Catholic Church has had to do, apologize, and yet there is likely to be no actual prosecution for the crimes committed. Why is that case not on their blog? We know why, because it doesn't help their cause in attacking the Catholic Church, that is why. This is not a "Catholic" problem, and it should not be looked at as being a Catholic only problem. Those who present it as such are not being honest. We all know why the Catholic Church remains under fire, it is because it is the true Church.
Excerpts from the story linked above.
The Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, the second largest Protestant Church in Germany, is the latest church body to apologize to victims of sexual abuse in their institutions.
The vice-president of the church, Petra Bosse-Huber, said on March 22 in Duesseldorf, "We are ashamed and upset that such infringements apparently also happened in our church and in our social welfare department. We ask the victims for forgiveness."
In the Protestant announcement, Bosse-Huber said that nine men and women have reported incidents of sexual abuse and physical violence that occurred in institutions of the Protestant church, some of them decades ago. "We take these accounts very seriously," Bosse-Huber said in a statement.
Many of the cases are now crimes that can no longer be prosecuted, but Bosse-Huber insisted that her church is interested in getting to the bottom of the accusations. "We are investigating the accusations of sexual assault and abuse just as much as the suspicion of a cover-up," said Bosse-Huber.