Thursday, 3 February 2011

Everything you wanted to know (or likely, not) about Thomas Euteneuer

but were too disgusted and creeped out to ask.

Euteneuer was an up-and-coming star of the Catholic priesthood: he was a charismatic fellow who appeared on radio and TV and other media to fight for the dogmatic Catholic position on just about everything. He was a crusader against homosexuality, against sex outside of marriage, against contraceptives, against abortion. He was also an official Catholic exorcist ...
Euteneuer was also the president of Human Life International, that anti-abortion, anti-birth control, fetus-fetishizing lobbying organization that is MASSIVELY admired and parotted by Blob Blogging Wingnut.

More here.

One wonders what the priest's connection to Pope Maledict and the Vatican Taliban might be, as it appears that Euteneuer has successfully evaded any criminal charges for his sexual predation involving adult women.

P.Z. Myers really has their number, though:
Which brings me to the really weird part. Everything I'm reading about this situation contains these insistent declarations that the act involved an ADULT! WOMAN! Even the Catholic bishop's statement about the case emphasizes this.

Euteneuer has been undergoing intensive evaluation and counseling to address admitted inappropriate crossing of adult heterosexual boundaries on the occasion of carrying out his priestly ministry.


This bugs me. It's like they're saying, "At least it wasn't gay sex, and it didn't involve a child." They're trying to reduce the magnitude of whatever perversity was committed. And it's as if they're reassuring everyone that it wasn't that awful homosexuality was committed.

And weirdest of all, it's as if they're saying that because a woman was the victim, it wasn't so bad. Women are the designated victims; oh, sure, it's not good that he was abusing a woman, but it would have been even worse if a man was hurt.

1 comment:

Beijing York said...

Disgusting. No wonder those States that want to redefine what constitutes rape are getting away with it.

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