Thanks so much, yes “handled it without outside interference” as a euphemism for cover-up reminds me that ‘Orwellian’ language must surely originate in church settings.
I’m getting the feeling that religious seizure of sexuality creates the clerical need to sexually dominate. If your body & sexual existence belongs to the God, and the cleric represents God, could the clerics be led or even pressured into sexual conquest?
That the New Testament teachings do not give anyone control over your sexual choices, marriage, reproduction, etc., is a shock. But I realize too that even ceremonies like christening or dedications can reinforce the idea that clerics own and administer the biological body.