Story of the double standard here.
In this particular episode, a Catholic priest molests boys and the Church covers it all up. The script offers a politically correct delicacy in which the seal of confession is portrayed as a vile rule created by horrid men for the purpose of institutionalizing abuse and tyranny. There are no complexities, nothing to be said about the sacredness and importance of a priest having the obligation of keeping a confessed sin a secret. It’s all just so simple and, of course, evil.
Suffice it to say that the subject of this show is a reality in terms of the abuse of young boys by certain Catholic priests and its subsequent cover-up. These crimes have been investigated, exposed, and punished. And they should continue to be investigated, exposed, and punished. So as the topic for a show on television, it’s clearly warranted and legitimate.
But to suggest that all Catholic priests are guilty is a crock, as is the premise that the guilty did what they did because of, and not in spite of, Catholic teachings. Aside from the legitimate argument (that I hold as a Catholic) that forced celibacy is part of the problem since it could attract questionable people and also engender sexual frustration that may lead to abuse, Catholicism itself is not the fertile soil for, and the sanctioning of, sexual abuse by men of young boys — which the episode in question slanderously implies.
In any case, I now wonder: when will Law & Order: SVU, for the sake of intellectual diversity and political balance, do a show on Islam with the same paradigm of lethal criticism? For instance, when will it do a show about an Islamic “honor” killing on American soil, which is happening with increasing frequency, and then have discussions between the characters about how the ingredients of Islamic theology inspire and sanction this monstrosity being perpetrated against Muslim women (i.e., female sexuality and freedom are demonized; women are men’s property, Koran 2:223; men are mandated to beat their disobedient wives, Koran 4:34; etc.)?
There's other examples of the double standard on L&O on the second page, too, just in case you missed that there's two pages. On that page, the topic is rape. In fact, rape is encouraged and incited by Islam in the Koran, and lots of Muslim men commit rape against non-Muslim women for this very reason. Why not do a show about the real-life Muslims who go around raping non-Muslim women just because they refuse to cover their heads? After all, this happens a lot, and all the time, everywhere in the world. Don't Leftists care? Or is it only bad when men belonging to certain groups (ie. non-Muslim) perpetuate the rapes? Don't Leftists care about the women who are raped and violated by Muslim men in the name of Islam? Or do they prefer to put their fingers into their ears and repeat "It doesn't happen, it doesn't happen, and you're a hater, an Islamophobe!"?
You can tell what kind of folks are behind the stories by analyzing the stories themselves. Clearly the folks behind L&O; are Leftists who hate and bash Christianity and fear and leave alone Islam.
If Leftists aren't going to be fair and give Islam and Muslims equally inconvenient treatment, then they should stop doing what they do to Christians. But I don't hold my breath, for to abandon the practice of double standards would require a rejection of their own "religion" of Leftism, so it's probably not going to happen.