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Dutch Roman Catholic Church 'castrated at least 10 boys'
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.
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.
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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.
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Tulip1 wrote:makes me ashamed to be dutch
No need for that Tulip, we're all homo sapiens here.
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