St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids

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  1. chapped

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    “I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand today it’s a crime.”



    An archbishop from St. Louis testified last month that he “wasn’t sure” if he knew it was illegal for priests to have sex with children.

    Robert Carlson, now a 69-year-old archbishop in St. Louis but formerly an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, gave a deposition last month for a lawsuit that claims the Minnesota Archdiocese and the Diocese of Winona caused a “public nuisance” by not disclosing information on abusive priests, the MPR news first reported.

    Carlson additionally faces a clergy abuse lawsuit as part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, where more than 100 priests and church employees have been accused of sexual abuse, the St. Louis Dispatchreports. Carlson has served as archbishop there since 2009.

    During the deposition last month, attorney Jeff Anderson asked Carlson if he knew it was a crime for an adult to engage in sexual acts with a child.


    http://churchandstate.org.uk/2014/0...as-illegal-for-priests-to-have-sex-with-kids/
     
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    Murcielago Overserved Gold

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    The old Costanza defense is often employed but rarely succeeds.
     
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    Throw him in Gen pop at San Quentin and let him find out firsthand whether it's a crime or not so he can be sure.
     
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    Oh fuck...we are doomed :facepalm:
     
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    What the living fuck? I WASN'T SURE IF I OUGHT TO STICK MY DICK IN LITTLE KIDS BUT I FIGURED GOD WANTED ME TO RESEARCH THE MATTER.
     
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    OH MAN REVELATION TIME
     
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    That remark isn't going to win him any friends. Even if we assume that he didn't know it was a "crime" he sure as fuck had a moral obligation to do something.
     
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    This guy shouldn't be in charge of the local parish gift shop, much less an entire archdiocese. WTF?
     
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    Maybe he had a brain tumor when he said that?
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Wow...just wow.
     
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    Which one?

    "Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?"

    Or,

    "Remember, Jerry. It's not a lie, if you believe it."
     
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    stupid little faggot men :bigcry:
     
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    Too bad this guy isnt black, he could claim ignorance of the law and it would be plausible...:coffee:
     
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    Got to love the Catholic church.

    It's a crime for an adult to abort a baby conceived during a rape.

    It's a crime for an adult to marry some one you love if they're the same sex.

    Fucking a 10 year old boy - not a crime.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    The questioner in that video comes across as a major dickhead. They should've used someone else.
     
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