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Organization of Pedophiles agrees to settlement

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Nationwide? No, they sue by diocese. There have been tens of thousands nationally.

    And -- from a legal standpoint -- what good is a notarized statement saying you've never molested a child?
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member


    I don't trust any organized religion, so I really don't care which book of fairy tales he decides to put his hand on when he's sworn in.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So what's so great about disorganized religion then?
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Less honor killings, killings in general, and diddling 11 year-old boys during church camping trips.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Yeah, we diddle 11-year-old boys in the back seats of cars, as the flying spaghetti monster intended.

    All praise to BBJ, without whom none of this would be possible.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The Catholic Church could be taken a lot more seriously about getting rid of pedophile priests if it would ever DO anything about it, instead of invariably coddling, covering up, and rationalizing for them.
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Actually, anyone interested in an intellectually honest conversation would recognize that there is absolutely no coddling, covering up and rationalizing going on now. The problem is recognized now. It wasn't in the 70s.
  8. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    It prevents the church from settling a case and allowing your name to be listed as being confirmed as a pedophile, ex absentia (am I using my Latin correctly?). At the least, it means the church has to investigate a case instead of settling it as a nuisance complaint, which is what this priest said the church considers these cases against deceased priests.

    Of course, this wouldn't stop any priest who did molest a child from writing in his will that he didn't. However, even the church wants to hide molesters, it's getting much harder for them to do so. There was a HUGE outcry in Chicago with the arrest of a priest named Daniel McCormack, who was being shuttled from parish to parish while allegedly molesting children from 2001 to 2005. Plus, the parishoners are a lot wiser. The priest at the church I went to -- a rough-and-tumble, union-hall, working-class Sout'-Side Irish parish -- said that in his first days a year ago, about half the people issued a warm welcome, and about half the people, mostly men, said they figure he's a child molester like the rest of 'em.
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Or, in less hasty terms, if it wouldn't keep settling these cases for millions of dollars. The Church has stopped rationalizing it now, as old_tony said. But it's still paying them off -- and that seems the ultimate in sleazy, no matter how you slice the cake.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Bullshit. The Church should go on full-throttle ATTACK against the problem -- absolutely mercilessly root the offenders out, excommunciate them if credible evidence exists against them, and feed them to the appropriate civil authorities, and aggressively cooperate in the prosecutions, and push for maximum criminal penalties for the offenders.

    Then, they would SOLVE the problem, instead of slapping another mini-bandaid on a gaping gunshot wound.

    Since the church refuses to do this, it can be seen as institutionally supporting repetitive interstate felonious activities. As in, RICO. Justice Department, take note.
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Maybe it's recognized. But they're still not doing much about it, short of paying people off with millions of dollars.

  12. o_t --
    They knew about it in the 1970's, and they certainly knew sex with underaged humans was wrong. (Hell, as far as the perps were concerned, sex with ANYBODY WAS WRONG.
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