SNAP speaker: Popes and rabbis agree child sexual abuse should be allowed

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On the opening night of SNAP’s recent annual conference, National Director David Clohessy attempted to convince his audience that SNAP “does not hate churches,” suggesting that the group does not have any particular animus against the Catholic Church.

Clohessy’s denial rings hollow, however, in light of an alarming presentation later delivered at the conference by Judy Braun, a writer raised in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. (Braun has also written under the pseudonym, Eishes Chayil (“woman of valor”), and her name has more often appeared as “Judy Brown.”)

Braun’s talk was oddly titled, “Monotheism and Child Sacrifice.” According to Braun:

“For centuries the Catholics and Jews have been sworn enemies. Only now after two millennia of distrust and contempt, the world’s ancient religions have finally come together as leaders of these religions, both popes and rabbis, are united in rare agreement that child sexual abuse is allowed, as long as it is done in secret and its victims are buried deep under the fear of God.”

Thus, according to Braun, child abuse is actually permitted in the Catholic Church and in Judaism – as long as it is kept secret.

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Carl E. Olson is editor of Catholic World Report and Ignatius Insight. He is the author of Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?, Will Catholics Be "Left Behind"?, co-editor/contributor to Called To Be the Children of God, co-author of The Da Vinci Hoax (Ignatius), and author of the "Catholicism" and "Priest Prophet King" Study Guides for Bishop Robert Barron/Word on Fire. His recent books on Lent and Advent—Praying the Our Father in Lent (2021) and Prepare the Way of the Lord (2021)—are published by Catholic Truth Society. He is also a contributor to "Our Sunday Visitor" newspaper, "The Catholic Answer" magazine, "The Imaginative Conservative", "The Catholic Herald", "National Catholic Register", "Chronicles", and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @carleolson.