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Right from wrong

by Musycks
June 14, 2009, 10:23 PM

In a court in Melbourne an ongoing case of clerical sexual abuse has heard from 5 times convicted priest Desmond Gannon, that 'He was only giving the boy an anatomy lesson'! A Baptist Minister commented, 'he has a maladative approach to his own sexuality, but had never said he knew what he did was wrong'. 

It stretches credulity that a man of the cloth did not know sexually abusing altar boys was wrong. From an organisation like the Catholic church that prides itself on identifying what is good and evil it is a concern when it seems faith is no guarantee of morals of any kind.

maybe the five convictions should have rung some alarm bells? I guess the good news is he's forgiven and will find a place with Jesus right?



Right from wrong

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