Hypocrisy: Naughty Vicars: May 2004 Archives

May 14, 2004

Boston Nuns Assaulted Children

United States: The social attitudes of times past have once more risen to bite the Catholic education system in the arse. This time it's nuns who are in trouble.

Nine former students of a now-closed Massachusetts school for the deaf filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying they had been sexually, physically and emotionally abused by the Roman Catholic nuns who operated the institution.

Drunken Priest Shoots Mayor Dead

Mexico: Some times you just can't improve on a header, and this one says it all. There's nothing like a religious festival to bring out the inner psychotic in the local vicar.

A Catholic priest shot to death the mayor of a town in western Mexico early on Wednesday after the pair got drunk and began punching each other during a religious festival, state officials said.

May 6, 2004

Pastor convicted of indecent assault

A London pastor has been convicted of two counts of indecent assault against a woman in his congregation, plus one attempted sex assault and perverting the course of justice. Pastor Douglas Goodman was cleared of two counts of indecent assaults, and the jury could not come to a verdict on a further seven indecent assault charges, or on one rape charge.

Courtenay Griffiths QC, Goodman's defence barrister, was presumably trying to claim that the attacks were consensual when he compared his client to Bill Clinton and John Major.

Pastor convicted of sex attacksBBC News, 6th May 2004; see also Pastor's wife casts spell on husband's accusorPagan Prattle, 7th April 2004.

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