Rabbi allegedly misused funds to keep liaison with teen quiet
You can read the Boston Globe's (by pressing HERE)straight forward report, without editorializing in a negative way about Judaism in general or rabbis in particular. What you will find missing are the terms "child sexual abuse" or "Pedophilia" or homosexual liaison. It is treated as a romantic get together that goes wrong and leads to extortion. The rabbi paid his 16 year old "boy friend" almost $500,000 to keep quiet. The headline only indicates teen, not his gender or age. If this had been a priest, how do you think the headline would have read?
This is sad for everyone involved. My point in printing this is to show you how the press differentiates in reporting these crimes when it comes to Catholic priests. The Catholic priest would have been called an abuser, a pedophile and removed from ministry immediately.
How do you read this story?