The point is, I told Michelle (she is a nice person and open to debate; I feel rude calling her Boorstein) that the collapse in morals, the rejection of official church teaching, the blocking of strong, orthodox and heterosexual males from the priesthood - these were the things that led to the Father Orr scandal.
The point is, if right-wing politics and religious zeal can lead to abuse and paranoia at Liberty University and Opus Dei (and let’s be honest, they can - not because they are bad places but because we are all human), then certainly left-wing politics, religious liberalism and sexual libertinism can lead to paranoia, fear, and abuse at Georgetown Prep, which is stuck in the 1960s and was more secretive and nefarious in covering up the abuse than Opus Dei has ever been about anything. It seems that when writing about orthodox folks, context is everything. when taking about liberals, it doesn’t exist.
Again, Michelle Boorstein is a nice person, and I think tries to be a fair reporter. Honestly, for many of these folks it’s just in the air they breathe. The Oklahoma City bombing? Rush Limbaugh created the environment. Nativity scene at a local library? The rising theocracy. Madonna blasted by orthodox believers? She’s the freedom-loving, always-enaging controversialist who has been pushing our buttons - for our own good - for 30 years.
Abuse by a libertine priest at a school marinated in a left-wing ideology? Just the facts, ma’am.