British Petroleum or BP as the company has now officially changed its name to, is responsible for the worst spill in history. History, not just in the United States. While there are other supposedly larger spills that have occurred in the past such as the Ixtoc I oil spill in Mexico which spewed some 3,000,000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a 9 month period. That’s right, while some government estimates and certainly BP’s attempt to lie to and mislead the public by stating that its well was only spewing an estimated 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf, in fact the total was and is still much higher.
The Catholic Church has been mired in a sex abuse scandal for years. Until recently, the largest perhaps was the wave of priest abuses of altar boys across the US for years that went unnoticed by the public but was brushed under the carpet by the Church hierarchy. In the US the Catholic Church's leadership simply moved abusive priests around from one market to another never warning new dioceses of the danger their children faced. This is a travesty.