November 24, 2007

It's not just the Roman Catholic Church, part blah blah blah

Religion seems to be a popular theme right now amongst child abusers. Here's a few recent stories:

  • Israel: An influential member of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group who fled to the US 20 years ago amid accusations that he sexually abused children while pretending to be a rabbi faces extradition to Israel. Israel May Extradite Sex Abuse SuspectAssociated Press, 19th November 2007.
  • United States: The Jehovah's Witnesses have settled nine lawsuits alleging church policies protected men who sexually abused children for many years. New evidence in Jehovah's Witness allegationsMSNBC, 21st November 2007.
  • Canada: A (now former) Jehovah's Witness elder has been jailed for the sexual abuse of a teenage girl he was supposed to be counselling. Jehovah's Witness elder gets three years for sexual, 9th November 2007.
  • United States: A recently-deceased pastor who faced child abuse allegation admitted French kissing young girls. Pastor Bob Gray Admitted to Kissing Young GirlsFirst Coast News, 21st November 2007.
  • United States: Pastor accused of child rape ruled with an iron handSeattle Post-Intelligencer, 9th November 2007.
  • United Kingdom: A retired vicar who administered for the Church of England in Northamptonshire has been charged with sexual abuse of young boys more than 20 years ago. Former vicar in sex caseNorthampton Chronicle and Echo, 31st October 2007.
  • Australia: A child protection group has called on the Anglican Church to defrock a priest due for release from jail tomorrow after serving time for child sex offences.Call to defrock pervert priestThe Courier Mail, 7th November 2007.
  • United Kingdom: Thousands of files will be examined in an independent review checking for past cases of sex abuse involving clergy, the Church of England has announced. Church abuse case review outlinedBBC News, 26th October 2007.

And on the ongoing scandal in the Roman Catholic Church:

And finally, a gratuitous bampot:

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