Skip to comments.Shock after Dutch priest endorses pedophilia
Posted on 05/22/2011 4:16:53 PM PDT by SkyPilot
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The Dutch Catholic Church and the Salesian order are investigating revelations that a Salesian priest served on the board of a group that promotes pedophilia with the full knowledge of his boss.
The order's top official in the Netherlands, Delegate Herman Spronck, confirmed in a statement that the priest - identified by RTL Nieuws as 73-year-old "Father Van B." - served on the board of "Martijn," a group that campaigns to end the Dutch ban on adult-child sex.
The group is widely reviled but not outlawed.
"Of course we reject this and distance ourselves from this personal initiative" on the part of the priest, Spronck said in a statement. "Membership in such organizations does not fit with the ethos of the Salesian order."
However, Spronck's own superior in Belgium said he will investigate both Spronck and Van B., after both men were quoted by RTL Nieuws as saying such relationships aren't always harmful.
"Society thinks these relationships are harmful. I disagree," RTL quoted Van B. as saying. He served on Martijn's board from 2008 until 2010, when its founder was arrested for alleged possession of child pornography, a case that is ongoing...
In a second interview, RTL quoted Spronck as saying he was aware of Van B.'s pedophilia and membership in Martijn, and even of two instances where the priest had been fined by police for exposing himself in public. But he said he didn't think that was sufficient reason to ban him from the order.
"Removing someone from the order is something you would only do in the case of grave moral transgression, such as rape. There was never any question of that," Spronck was quoted as saying.
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Oh, good heavens!
Spronck added that adult-child sexual relations do not necessarily have to be damaging, including with children as young as 12.
Spronck and his organization could not be reached Saturday for comment. According to its website, the Dutch arm of the Salesians has 14 employees and 400 volunteers and aims to help poor children.
I think that the reason for this "blind eye" approach is that so many priests are homosexual.
Actual surveys: In the Fall of 1999, the Kansas City Star sent a questionnaire to 3,000 priests in the U.S. 73% did not reply. The low response rate could be anticipated. One would expect homosexuals and bisexuals to be reluctant to respond to the questionnaire since it deals with such a sensitive issue, and originated from a newspaper. Homosexual and bisexual priests would probably be less likely to reply to the survey. Among the 801 priests who did reply: 75% said they had a heterosexual orientation; 15% homosexual; 5% bisexual. 9 During 1990, Rev. Thomas Crangle, a Franciscan priest in Passaic, N.J., mailed a survey to 500 randomly selected priests. Of the 398 responses, about 45% said that they were gay. 10 Conclusion: If we assume that all of the estimates are of equal validity, then perhaps 33% of priests have a homosexual orientation -- about one in three.
Well, Harold Camping may have been correct about one thing, the death or organized churches.
death OF *
This is not a Catholic priest. This is a devil from Hell masquerading as one. This man should be jailed. Were it up to me he’d be dead as Christ commanded those who would harm children.
rope + tree = Justice
Next up they will be endorsing bestiality.
Unfortunately, he is, and will remain one unless the Catholic church defrocks him. There is an "investigation", however, if you read the article - it is clear he is an admitted pedophile and member of an organization that (if it was active in the U.S.) would be grounds for the police and FBI to immediately arrest him and charge him. What "investigation" has to be conducted? How long will they take? It is an outrage.
I never said anything about his belief or non-belief in God. Why are you asking me?
I know he is still a Catholic priest. That fact is indisputable.
If these pukes are still alive in 24 hours, I will be very disappointed.
The far left wing and Liberaltarians have found themselves a church to join.
It was rhetorical. The answer is no -- at least with regard to the God of the Catholic Church.
Satan himself undoubtedly believes in God.
From what friends and co workers have said of the state of Christianity in Holland and the Netherlands, this doesn’t surprise me at all.
Of course, no action will be taken.
Shock after Dutch priest endorses pedophilia ?
IT’S THE NETHERLANDS! DUH!
The ones that weren’t complete pervs left in the previous 2 centuries....Thank God.
That’s a point.
No surprise. Our heavenly Father told us there’d be days like this.