Atheists Call for Pope's Arrest (or, Christopher Hitchens Finally Right About Something)
Among the so-called New Atheists, I definitely am not a fan of Christopher Hitchens.* Nevertheless, about this Hitchens is absolutely, 100% right:
“This man [Pope Benedict XVI] is not above or outside the law. The institutionalised concealment of child rape is a crime under any law and demands not private ceremonies of repentance or church-funded payoffs, but justice and punishment."
Now, if only Hitchens would turn that same uncompromising attitude towards international law on the cynical murderers and torturers who sexed up bogus data to justify the invasion of Iraq. And then, Hitchens can arrest himself for so disgracefully aiding and abetting these criminals.
* Nor do I like Sam Harris. But I do like the third member of the Unholy Trinity, Richard Dawkins, although I think there are better pop sci writers who cover evolution, eg, Sean Carroll, Olivia Judson and PZ Myers.