Long article. I've quoted to only a small part of it.
In 33 states, clergy are exempt from any laws requiring professionals such as teachers, physicians and psychotherapists to report information about alleged child sexual abuse to police or child welfare officials if the church deems the information privileged.
This loophole has resulted in an unknown number of predators being allowed to continue abusing children for years despite having confessed the behavior to religious officials. In many of these cases, the privilege has been invoked to shield religious groups from civil and criminal liability after the abuse became known to civil authorities.
It's a complex issue, no doubt.
pb thinks of institutionalized religion as the spiritual Swamp. He's anti that, too.
All of the privileges granted to religious institutions that are not granted to other nonprofit institutions should be revoked. IMO.