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State Sen. Hill holds bill that would lessen secrecy exemptions for clergy who hear reports of child abuse

Original post made on Jul 18, 2019

Following religious opposition, local State Sen. Jerry Hill opted last week to hold a bill that would end an exemption that allows clergy members to not report cases of child abuse or neglect during penitential communications.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 18, 2019, 8:43 AM


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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 18, 2019 at 11:27 am

Always thought the separation of church and state was to protect the citizens.
One solution to the problem of child abuse by priests, mulahs, ministers, rabbis etc is to cancel the tax exemption status of the pedophile and their religious facility. That out to squeeze them into compliance. Use the same punishment for not reporting confessions of sexual crimes.