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More Intrusions in California

“Lawmakers” in California want to silence confessions in the church, by mandating that priests report possible instances of child abuse as heard in a confession. But, as Robert Wenzel notes in that post, the rulers will define “child abuse” however they wish.

So, if a priest hears someone in confession mentioning that his kid didn’t go to school, that might be seen by the ruling bureaucrats as “child abuse.” We do know that Kamala Harris wants to jail the parents of truant (i.e. disobedient, non-gubmint school-attending) children. Yes, they are that serious in their going after the young to indoctrinate them early on.

And what if the rulers see withholding of vaccines as child abuse, and the person in confession happens to mention that he doesn’t vaccinate the kids? Even though in some cases the opposite is true, it is the vaccinating of people that is abuse, when we know that many vaccines contain mercury and aluminum which negatively affect the child’s brain development.

The bureaucrats believe that a parent not providing a child enough “‘warmth,’ ‘attention,’ or ‘normal living experiences’” will be considered abuse, and the priest must turn in the now criminal suspect.

So, whatever is said in the privacy of a confession is between the priest and the parishioner, just like between the doctor and patient. I know it’s kind of an uneasy thing to say that we should trust priests to report child abuse based on the priest’s judgment, because we know that priests and archbishops have not been the most trustworthy when it comes to that kind of thing.

My point is, we shouldn’t trust the government to define what “child abuse” is, when we know about the nation’s CPS agencies and their record of placing kids in abusive foster homes, all the missing and dead kids under CPS supervision, and so on. But the people in charge especially in “human services” are getting crazier and they now see heterosexual parents raising kids and bringing them to church or private school as “abuse” now. i.e. many of the gubmint’s “child care” activists are nuts now.

When we have a society of freedom, people are free to discuss things in private and it stays in private. People will decide for themselves whether or not to vaccinate their kids. The gubmint stays out of the home and it stays out of the church and it stays out of the school.

Sadly, the California communists who want to control the kids don’t understand freedom. If you raise your kids in any way that’s not what the elitists dictate, then they will label you an “abuser,” and then probably take away your kids and hand them over to abusive foster homes.

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