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Defending the Indefensible - Roman Polanski

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Typical Hollywood:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/09/29/hollywood.embraces.polanski/
     
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I thought this thread was going to be about the New Orleans Saints' offense.
     
  3. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Whoopi Goldberg takes the cake for being the biggest idiot when she said it wasn't "rape,rape".
     
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I am truly shocked that Woody Allen would support such a person.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This is a weird case, though. He did serve time then the judge wanted to give him more time than agreed. I don't blame him for bolting but that doesn't make it right.
     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Whoopi needs to read the trial transcript. It wasn't just "rape rape," it was brutal ass-rape of a young teen rendered semiconscious by alcohol and drugs.

     
  7. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Interesting read:

    But what if Roman Polanksi were wearing a Roman collar? Would "Monsignor Polanksi" receive the same considerations? As Father Thomas Reese, a Jesuit, writes at the Post's "On Faith" site, "Imagine if the Knights of Columbus decided to give an award to a pedophile priest who had fled the country to avoid prison. The outcry would be universal." And rightly so, as Reese says. But Polanski gets an Oscar in absentia in 2003 and earns sympathy because he can't receive it in person.

    http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/09/29/roman-polanski-what-if-he-were-father-roman/
     
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    If he were Father Roman, Archbishop Mahoney would be going to court to block his prosecution, just like he has for the other child rapists the Catholic Church has protected in LA.
     
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    True, but I still don't see how anybody defends Polanski's actions.
     
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yes, and Archbishop Ratzinger would be issuing public statements blaming the whole thing "media witch hunts." I hear Ratzinger has another job these days.
     
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Please.

    Cardinal Mahoney has protected and enabled an army of pedophiles, and he is winning awards.

    http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=23955

    http://archdiocese.la/archbishop/awards/index.html


    The outcry has been barely more than muted.
     
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    No thread discussing Cardinals is complete without a shout out to Cardinal Law-- former boss of the Boston Archdiocese who as a reward for leading Boston cover up received a cushy position at the Vatican.

    Perhaps he is the Papal Roman Polanski hiding out in Vatican City.
     
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