The bar is set so low morally.
ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) was claimed by James O’Keefe and company to have looked the other way and not reported child molesters. Turns out the accounts were totally fictitious and they were cleared of all wrongdoing by the local authorities, meanwhile the guy who perpetrated the fraud is a conservative hero and received an award at CPAC alongside various congressmen, the former vice president and other mainstream republican speakers. ACORN meanwhile had it’s funding blocked and ceased to exist because of a single false allegation.
But the pope actually looks the other way for decades about a guy molesting two hundred deaf kids while his organization is embroiled in a steady stream thousands of lawsuits over child molestation and… nothing. Will the catholic church cease to exist? Almost certainly not. Will the pope go to jail? Almost certainly not. Will catholics demand this? Probably not.
Isn’t religious morality great?
If I looked the other way while someone fucked one single solitary kid I’d be crucified (no pun intended) and rightly so. But some religious figurehead fuck looks the other way while a guy fucks a few hundred kids (and this is just the one guy we know about) and nothing happens.
One false accusation can bring down a large secular organization, thousands upon thousands of real cases of kid-fucking is a mere nuisance to a religious organization.