Dutch Roman Catholic Church 'castrated at least 10 boys'

Commentary on and links to religion or atheism in the media
Post Reply
HylandPaddy
Posts: 220
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:17 pm
Location: Co. Donegal

Dutch Roman Catholic Church 'castrated at least 10 boys'

Post by HylandPaddy » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:49 pm

At least 10 teenage boys or young men under the age of 21 were surgically castrated "to get rid of homosexuality" while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic Church in the 1950s.
Telegraph article

Extremely disturbing reading, just shows what happens when institutions get too powerful.

"The documents also reveal that the Catholic staff did not think parents needed to be involved".

Although I know chemical castration was still a punishment for homosexuality in the 50s re Alan Turing.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
-Carl Sagan
Tulip1
Atheist Ireland Member
Atheist Ireland Member
Posts: 1529
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:07 pm
Location: Sligo

Re: Dutch Roman Catholic Church 'castrated at least 10 boys'

Post by Tulip1 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:44 pm

makes me ashamed to be dutch
Last edited by mkaobrih on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: removed triple post
Pope says atheists pick & choose their morals. Correct. Today I will be frowning on child abuse & not having a problem with homosexuality.
Dr Raskolnikov
Posts: 197
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:16 pm
Location: "In the beginning there was the word, and the word was "word up biatch""

Re: Dutch Roman Catholic Church 'castrated at least 10 boys'

Post by Dr Raskolnikov » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:36 am

Tulip1 wrote:makes me ashamed to be dutch
No need for that Tulip, we're all homo sapiens here.
Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins the movie by telling you how it ends. Well, I say there are some things we don't want to know. Important things. - Ned Flanders
Post Reply