... The history of the Catholic Church could have been very different if they had simply allowed priests to marry and have families.\n\n\nThe rampant paedophilia and raping perhaps would have been less. Burning people alive, slavery, genocide, murdering children (see Canada as a recent news example) and otherwise being a malignant influence, not so much.\n\nKansas (a red state with a small population) just voted to protect abortion rights as it is today, at least. Guess who put millions into opposing this: The Catholic Church. That church could have chosen to pay off the children they raped over the decades.