The Catholic Church Has Paid Out $3,994,797,060.10 as a Result of the Sex Abuse Scandals

You can’t put a price on how much damage the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandals have done to the victims. But you sure as hell can count how much the Church has paid out as a result of those lawsuits. And that’s what Jack and Diane Ruhl of the National Catholic Reporter did.

According to their research, since 1950, that amount comes out to $3,994,797,060.10. Nearly $4 billion. And that’s an underestimate since we still don’t know how much was spent for therapy for the victims, help for the offenders, and the creation of “safe environment” programs.



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Christian Publication Claims Gay Father and Gay Son Want to Marry; The Actual Story is Heartbreaking

Roland Bosee Jr. and Nino Esposito have been in a relationship since 1970. But in Pennsylvania, where they live, they were prohibited from having any sort of legal recognition of their union until last summer, when a judge legalized it in the state.

They didn’t think that day would ever come. So a few years ago, they decided to take another route toward legal recognition of their union:



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Pat Robertson Just Got Trolled by a Gamer

I don’t know much about video games, but here’s what I can tell you about Undertale: It’s a role-playing game where you don’t even have to kill anyone if you don’t want to.

And here’s a stylized version of one of the characters, Sans:

Again, he’s just a harmless video game character. He’s also the subject of a question Pat Robertson decided to answer on The 700 Club yesterday. Viewer “Payton” said he saw the character on his daughter’s phone and wanted to know how to help his daughter “not be attracted to such demonic things.”

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Opal Covey, Prophetess Who Warned of God’s Wrath, Comes in Last Place in Toledo Mayoral Race

Opal Covey, the Ohio native and self-styled “prophetess” who knew she would win the election for mayor of Toledo, has lost the election for mayor of Toledo.

She came in last place. It wasn’t even close. You can barely see the green representing her support in the chart below.



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Anti-Muslim Shirt Sold at American Military Base

According to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, this is a real shirt that was being sold at the Fort Carson installation in Colorado:



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