Monday, April 28, 2014

SNAP: Anti-Semitic and Anti-Catholic Hate Group exploiting sexual abuse victims

SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) brought itself to my attention, and that of other Penn State alumni, with its vicious public attacks on Joe and Sue Paterno. That is not the kind of attention SNAP wants, because I am quite proficient in turning over rocks and exposing the things underneath them to the light of day. SNAP has, to say the least, a rather interesting track record of anti-Semitism and anti-Catholic hate mongering.

Lutheran Minister: Anti-Catholic SNAP is No Fit Advocate for Sexual Abuse Victims
 SNAP did as of 2009 meet all the IRS requirements for a charitable organization, but it fails examination by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. The BBB allows board-member compensation for no more than one individual or ten percent of the board (whichever is greater). Two of eight SNAP board members receive payment for their work. Nor does SNAP provide the BBB with “effectiveness assessments” on its work or adequate information on the allocation of fund raising expenses. In the 2009 IRS filing SNAP reported $419,607 in income; $396,661 of that received in donations. Salaries, other compensation, and employee benefits were reported at $342,599.
SNAP has harassed ordinary Catholics on their way to Mass
For the past several years, a regular tactic of the anti-Catholic group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has been to angrily accost and hassle prayerful Catholics as they attend Mass on Sunday.

 Here is what SNAP has to say about Orthodox Jews:

The Child-Rape Assembly Line

In Ritual Bathhouses of the Jewish Orthodoxy, Children Are Systematically Abused
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a “child-rape assembly line” among sects of fundamentalist Jews. He cleared his throat. “I’m going to be graphic,” he said.
 If you think this is bad, folks, hold your noses. The stench is about to get a lot worse. Remember that the original anti-Semitic blood libel was the false accusation that Jews make matzos from the blood of children, and Roman persecutors accused Christians of performing human sacrifice.
Another speaker at SNAP’s Chicago conference was author Judy Braun (she has also published under the names “Judy Brown” and “Eishes Chayil,” which means “woman of valor”). In a wild presentation titled “Monotheism and Child Sacrifice,” Braun argued that Jewish communities and the Catholic Church view the sexual abuse of children as an acceptable form of child sacrifice, with roots in the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac. Although Jews and Catholics have been “sworn enemies” for 2,000 years, says Braun, “both popes and rabbis are united in rare agreement that child sexual abuse is allowed, as long as it is done in secret and its victims are buried deep under the fear of God.” 

According to Braun, child abuse is actually permitted in the Catholic Church. It was an alarming premise, indeed, but SNAP conference attendees did not seem to have much of a problem with it, and met Braun’s speech with affirming applause a number of times, according to sources present. 
 Are they sure that isn't Eva Braun rather than Judy Braun? This comparison might not be fair to Eva Braun, though, because even Hitler's mistress never went on record with this kind of sewage. This video also is highly instructive.

The bottom line is that SNAP finally raised a hand to the wrong people (Sue Paterno, and the memory of Joe Paterno), and thus got the attention of the wrong people. Now its leaders had better scurry back under their rocks, because they won't like the light of day when we shine it on them.


  1. How does SNAP's tactics violate basic psywar principles?

  2. Attacking the opposing rank and file, essentially all Catholics, is pretty stupid.