Category Archives: Human Rights

Trying the Pope at The Hague For Human Rights Violations – It’s About Time!


I believe that the prosecutor at The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) should investigate Catholic Church officials including Pope Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity related to the widespread systematic concealment and cover up of sexual abuse of children.

According to a statement from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR),

Did you know parents can be sexual abusers, too–Shari Karney speaks out about


1. In this quotation from the News-Advance of Lynchburg, Virginia it is clear that there is something mysterious and even hidden in dark shadows as character when parents are sexual abusers. After looking over the excerpt, please comment on two things: (1) What kind of person, both by characteristic and by moral character makes a good description of the parents who are sexual abusers? (2) Where do these acts by parents usually take place, and if there are not specific spots, how do you describe some of the ways and places of the acts of child molesting? Can you give us a case study?

The kind of person who does this to a child are fathers, uncles, neighbors, step-fathers, football coaches, athletes and the guy next door. Child sexual abusers are all races, all religions, all economic levels and in every neighborhood across the United States and around the world. It is epidemic. I believe it has always been this way. Now the victims are brave enough to step forward. It is not the poor, or people of color or people who live in certain neighborhoods. It is everywhere in every race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

Metro airport security problem with 3 year old–Shari Karney speaks out about

1.1. What is the kind of sacrifice and balance airport security needs in their training to better deal with their searches of children. Especially searching a three-year old girl child like Mandy? Are they, the TSA, going too far. Importantly, is this action of theirs really child molesting, and if not, please define for this incident how it is not, if it is not?

Shari Karney: The TSA has not taken seriously enough the dignity of children, as well as all human beings. I believe in airport security. But I believe airport security has gone way passed the personal dignity, integrity of passengers attempting to board airplanes. Especially children. I understand why the type of stop-and-frisk that was done on this three-year-old led the public and the parents to believe this is a form of child molesting or abuse. I would have to concur that it really threatens to cross the line, or has crossed the line. Personally, I was horrified by the video—to watch an adult assault a child in this manner. The law would consider this a battery. Not enough has been done to protect the rights of parents, children, and passengers attempting to board airplanes.

Facebook, Twitter, and Google “There’s no room on the web anymore for predators of children.”

Facebook, Twitter, and Google “There’s no room on the web anymore for predators of children.” Our children’s lives are in your hands. Protect children over profits. The Web’s Big 3 can take a stand against images of child sexual abuse to stop pedophiles and pornographers from selling child pornography. More needs to be done. These […]

What’s Your Favorite Woody Allen Movie? Shari Karney Comments on Child Sexual Abuse Letter by Dylan Farrow

What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me.

Pope Francis Criminalizing Sexual Abuse of Children-TOO LITTLE TOO LATE?

We applaud the Pope’s action, but wonder, “Is it too little, too late?” Pope Francis recently brought the Vatican up to speed this past Thursday when it comes to laws regarding sexual abuse in children. The Pope has finally laid down a law that makes it a crime to abuse children sexually or physically on Vatican […]

Should Zimmerman Have Gone Free?

Spurring national uproar and protests, George Zimmerman was not found guilty of the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Since Martin was African American, this trial raised questions of race, classification of charges, and a need for justice. The acquittal of Zimmerman shocked the nation who thirsted for justice for the death of a young […]