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"Thousands of past cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests are under investigation by an independent — but Church-funded — commission in the Netherlands."
1 posted on 05/21/2011 2:40:45 AM PDT by Cardhu
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Herman Spronck, head of the Dutch arm of the Salesian Salacious order, said in a statement Friday the priest served on the board of the "Martijn" organization, which is widely reviled but not illegal.

Why isn't this guy on the faculty of an Ivy League University?

Cheers!

2 posted on 05/21/2011 3:46:39 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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And (lest we forget) Rudy Giuliani served on the board of an organization that promotes pedophilia.

A contributing factor to the bugzapper thread.

Lest any claim that those of us who will not countenance any toleration of adults using minors as their sexual smorgasbord are opposing them because of their profession or religion.

This is not okay.

It is never okay.

3 posted on 05/21/2011 4:17:09 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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AMSTERDAM – The head of a Catholic religious order in the Netherlands has confirmed one of his subordinate priests served on the board of an organization that promotes pedophilia.

You know -- I really don't think that this is what Jesus had in mind when he said, "Let the little children come unto me."

Cheers!

4 posted on 05/21/2011 5:23:52 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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This is COMPLETELY unacceptable.

Pedophilia is for NEA members ONLY (naughty teachers).

Hasn't this guy ever heard of the separation of Church and State? /sarc>

Cheers!

5 posted on 05/21/2011 5:25:27 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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If we claim to serve Christ, then it is implicit that we accept the guilt of our sin and find grace in Christ. That said, we then follow our legal Master. Christ the King has laid out church order and discipline in the Scriptures. This man is apostate and needs to be ejected from any fellowship of true believers. For the organized church to avoid this issue and play games is to foster the same and server the purposes of antiChrist. We (all who name Christ) need to repent and return to the revealed basis of our faith - the Word.


8 posted on 05/21/2011 5:49:57 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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Bastard. One of the main promoters of pedophilia was Ralph Underwager a Lutheran minister. You can find the interview he did in the Dutch magazine “Paedeka” ,a pro pedophile magazine, on line. So unfortunately the involvement of ministers in such activity is not new or unique to one faith.

I love the generalization of thousands of past cases. How many? What defines abuse? How many years back? I imagine the numbers are way exagerated and that abuse can mean anything from an inppropriate remark to rape.

Did abuse happen? I have no doubt. But Holland is a small country and the idea of there being thousands of legitmate accusation of abuse just does not make sense.


9 posted on 05/21/2011 6:59:40 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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Amsterdam is a cesspool.


14 posted on 05/22/2011 11:18:13 AM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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Herman Spronck, head of the Dutch arm of the Salesian order:

"Formally I always say that everyone must obey the law. But these relationships do not necessarily have to be damaging."

16 posted on 05/22/2011 2:34:54 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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