‘Suffer the Children’

Bible time.

But Jesus said, ‘Suffer the children, and forbid them not to come unto me, for of such is the reign of the heavens.’ (Matthew 19:14)

Bible interpretation being a notoriously confusing endeavor, it’s quite possible that scores of clergymen thought that Matthew 19:14 said “Make the children suffer, and I won’t forbid you to cum on them, for you will be in heaven.”

I don’t know how else to explain what happened to Chris Whelan and his schoolmates.

More confusion over what stuff means.

More confusion over what stuff means.

Molested as a 10-year-old at the Jesuit-run Burke Hall in Kew [Australia], Chris Whelan marched to the headmaster’s office to tell him what happened. “His first reaction was immediate and physical,” Mr Whelan recalled on Monday. “He reaches into the drawer, pulls out his strap and tries to hit me across the face.”

Mr Whelan felt relieved when he left Burke Hall for Xavier College, but there he was again to be sexually abused by Victoria’s “most famous Jesuit” who preyed on several vulnerable children in Mr Whelan’s class, he told the Victorian inquiry into how the churches handled sex abuse.

One boy at Burke Hall was “kicked up the arse” so hard he later had to have stitches in his sphincter.

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