Hypocrisy: February 2003 Archives

February 23, 2003

Clerical Abuse in New Zealand

A counsellor in New Zealand is leading calls for an independent body to be set up to investigate allegations of abuse by Catholic clergy. Brent Cherry said that many victims had lost confidence in the church and were reluctant to come forward. The call comes as New Zealand's Catholic leaders meet to revise their protocol for handling allegations three years earlier than planned. In particular they will discuss the merits and problems of both legalistic and pastoral approaches. Call for independent body for clergy sex complaints - Stuff, 22nd February 2003.

February 20, 2003

Separation of church and state permits abuse, claims archdiocese.

An attempt by the Archdiocese of Boston to prevent them being sued over the child abuse scandal by using the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States has failed.

The Boston Archdiocese, home to about 2.1 million Catholics, argued that the separation of church and state prevented civil courts from making judgments on how it supervised priests. The archdiocese made the claim, in part, to satisfy insurance carriers that it was making an exhaustive legal effort to avoid big-ticket judgments.

The Archdiocese is accused of deliberately covering-up claims of abuse by its priests and of moving abusive priests to other parishes without warning their new congregations. Judge Rejects First Amendment Claim by Church - AZCentral, 20th February 2003 (personally I blame Mike Holmes for drawing this to my attention).

Bearing false witness

It's not South Africa Day at the Prattle, honest. An evangelist is giving a series of lectures in Durban all about his Satanic fantasies in an attempt to convert the gullible to his particular cult. He told reporters My job is to educate people about Satanism, but continued:

To enter into an official Satanic church, you've got to do something criminal. This can include drug dealing, sex with minors, kidnapping and animal and human sacrifice, he said.

And his evidence? None - just believe him, okay?

In many Satanic crimes, a lot of evidence is destroyed by police and parents because they don't know what to look for.

You can get out of Satanism, says evangelist - IOL, 19th February 2003.

February 7, 2003

It's not just the Roman Catholic Church, no. 385665

A Zambian pastor has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment with hard labour for the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl.

The court heard that on December 20, last year, (Pastor Jonathan) Mwansa took the girl, who wanted him to pray for a sick child, to his home in Natuseko township where he was conducting healing sessions to other sick people.
The pastor encouraged the girl who was supposed to go with him to her parents home to pray for the sick to stay for a night at his house.
She was later in the night defiled by Mwansa on his bed, which he had shared with her and his step daughter after telling her that his action was prompted by a prophecy he had received.
After defiling her, he left the bedroom and went to continue with his healing prayers to the sick people who were gathered in the sitting room.

Pastor Jailed for Defilement - The Times of Zambia (via allAfrica.com), 6th February 2003.

Priest sentenced for abuse

A Georgia priest has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing two brothers. The court heard that Rev. Wayland Brow was a serial molester who abused several boys throughout the 1970s and 1980s and had been ordained even though doubts were expressed as to his suitablility for the priesthood. Georgia priest sentenced to 10 years for sexually abusing two brothers - Associated Press (via NJ.com), 7th February 2003.

A bad case of denial

Sometimes, people who claim to share your religion will do something really horrid, and you have to deal with it. When it seems that the rest of the world has trouble differentiating between lunatic extremists and the mainstream within a particular faith, coming to terms with it can be much harder. For one Muslim, Mohsin, the solution is obvious: BenLaden is a Jew.

I know some of you may very well be shocked. But okay now when we have to speak the truth we have to speak the truth. Bin Laden or perhaps Ben Laden is a Jew, where is the proof, the proof is out there you only need to be a bit intelligent to decode the information that is all... Learn to user your brain and learn not to be mice when it is the time to do so. For my proof you need to wait for a while insha Allah we will pass it on to you at the right time.

After all, he can't be a Muslim, can he? Please?

What is more amazing is the fact that these bad guys have affected the minds of the whole world effectively. Like when you watch a documentary about AlQaeda Muslims believe Christians are bad guys, Christians believe Muslims are mad. They have created a world of zombies everywhere, many AlQaeda people wander around the world without restrictions, not many people would know that (will insha Allah give you proof later). BenLaden has very good contact with Yemenies Yemen is the place where Jews are growing extremism for Muslims in middle east, they would live, eat, sleep as Muslims but they still don t want Islam. They have altered Islamic text and Islamic culture.

He does ask the right question: how can BenLaden attack someone from the back and be a good Muslim?, but does not countenace the idea that there could be such a thing as a bad Muslim, as if they're somehow exempt from being human.

February 6, 2003

Who polices the police?

A priest convicted of molesting a 12-year-old altar girl was once responsible for investigating claims of child abuse by clergy. Priest who once investigated abuse cases convicted of molesting girl - Associated Press (via NJ.com), 6th February 2003.

February 5, 2003

Bounce for Peace

The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, best known for Transcendental Mediation, has offered to reveal his Vedic technologies of consciousness to eliminate "karma" to the World's governments as a short cut to permanent world peace. The solution seems to be to install a theocracy based on his beliefs:

Maharishi explained to the press that the cause of all problems gripping the world can be located in the man-made constitutions that administer all governments. Such constitutions were conceived by a small group of founders of a nation, and therefore are rife with human weaknesses and failings. Man-made constitutions will never be able to administer God-made creation, Maharishi said. Human existence, entire nations, and the galactic universe are all God-made. The administration of the God-made creation has to be God-made - it has to be the Administration of Natural Law, which governs the infinite diversity of the universe with perfect order. Such a supreme level of administration is now available to every government through the Global Country of World Peace.

This is no different from the attempts by extremists of other religions to bring about world peace by forcing everyone to agree with them, and killing those who don't! MAHARISHI REVEALS TECHNOLOGIES TO CREATE PREVENTION-ORENTED, PROBLEM-FREE ADMINISTRATION - Maharishi's Global Country of World Peace in Great Britain Press Release, 4th February 2003.

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