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Physical abuse, not sexual.

Much has been written about clergy sexual abuse. Not as much about physical abuse.

Three examples from my life.

I was 12 and attending Catholic Confirmation Class. We were about 2 weeks from the confirmation ceremony when the nuns took us out of the classrooms and lined us up against a wall. A nun began asking us the questions based on the Catechism. One kid gave the wrong answer. The nun grabbed both his cheeks and, shaking him by his cheeks, gave him the correct answer and had him repeat it as she shook him.

A couple of kids down the line, a kid got a wrong answer. The nun slammed him against the wall. He fell. There was blood on the wall. Another nun took him out of the hallway. The blood was on the hall for several weeks.

Yeah, me too. I was kicked by a priest. I complained to another priest who said, "I will speak with Father.... " I soon left church, figuring, Jesus wouldn't act that way.

Several years ago, I went to a performance of "Nunsense." Good show. As a last part of the show, the actor asked if anyone in the audience had any questions. One guy, about 40 years old, asked, "Do you know why the nuns in my school hit me?" The atmosphere in the audience went dark. The actress apologized for his pain and believed that no longer happens.

Clergy physical abuse also leaves emotional scars and needs to be recognized.

3H

So, if the Gropenfuhrer uses executive order to change the 14th. Amendment,

can the next, normal president change the 2nd Amendment and start by getting rid of AK 47's?
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