Kc Bishop Tries to Gut MO Child Protection Law; SNAP Responds

By Barbara Dorris
February 16, 2012

Just once, we'd love to see an accused Catholic official defend himself on the merits, not on technicalities.

If Bishop Finn succeeds in his latest legal maneuver, Missouri will be a more dangerous place for kids. If he guts the state law requiring many adults to report suspected child sex crimes, that will no doubt lead to more child sex crimes and more child molesters going undetected.

No one denies the crux of this case: Finn and his top aides refused to tell police about child sex crimes for at least five months. That's the plain and simple truth. So it's hard to imagine a judge dismissing such obvious and self-serving wrongdoing that led to more kids being exploited and hurt. We hope common sense, not Bishop Finn, prevails.








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