Archive for February, 2016

Woman Rips Out Her Own Baby’s Tongue And Intestines During Exorcism

February 27, 2016

 

MbitheIrene Mbithe

A Kenyan woman has been arrested after she was accused of causing the death of her son while allegedly “exorcising demons”.

The woman, Irene Mbithe, was arrested on Thursday after residents of Kangurue slum in the capital Nairobi raised alarm over the suspicious death of her son, Brian Kibet.

When police arrived at the scene, the child’s tongue and intestines had been pulled out in an attempt to “free him” from the said demons.

In a video posted on Youtube by K24 television, Brian’s aunt Catherine Muthama expressed shock over the ordeal.

“Nilishangaa sana kufika hapa kuona mama mtoto amevuruta ulimi ya mtoto kabisa na nikamuuliza kwanini anamaiza mtoto (When I arrived I was surprised to see the mother having pulled out the tongue of the baby and I screamed at her asking why she had killed him,” she said.

Neighbours said the exorcism went on the whole night on Wednesday, adding that the commotion in the house was abnormal.

The child’s mother, who spoke in Swahili, maintained that she meant no harm to him.

“Mungu nifungwe kama kuna kitu kibaya nimetendea huyu mtoto wangu ambaye nimeombea sana kupata (God punish me if I have done anything wrong to my son who I love so much and have prayed for years to conceive and give birth to),” she said.

Police took Mbithe for questioning at the Kayole Police station while the body of the baby was taken to the mortuary.

 

Isn’t religion wonderful?

Catholic Church Reinstates Priest Who Was Convicted Of Repeatedly Raping 14 Year-Old-Girl

 

February 26, 2015

 

Joseph Palanivel JeyapaulJoseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, Convicted Rapist

Once again the Catholic Church shows its lack of willingness to protect children and defends priests who prey upon those least able to protect themselves.

The Roman Catholic church in India lifted suspension of Rev. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor
Jeyapaul, 61, was suspended by his local diocese in 2010 after being accused of sexually abusing two teen girls in Minnesota
He later pleaded guilty to molesting of the teens, who is not publicly identified, and served time in jail
Megan Peterson, a 26-year-old artist in NY, was 14 when she said the priest raped her in his office and called the decision a ‘slap in the face’
Jeyapaul was accused of sexually abusing the teens while serving as priest in Crookston Diocese in Minnesota between 2004 and 2005

Indian priest Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, 61, was suspended for less than a full year by his local diocese in India five years ago after being accused of sexually abusing two girls during a posting to Minnesota.

He later pleaded guilty to molesting one of the teenagers, who has not been identified publicly, and served time in jail. Both of the girls were 14 at the time of the alleged abuse.
The Roman Catholic church in southern India lifted the suspension of Indian priest Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, 61, convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago

The Roman Catholic church in southern India lifted the suspension of Indian priest Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, 61, convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago
Megan Peterson, a 26-year-old artist living in New York, (pictured in 2012) accused Jeyapaul of raping her in his office whens he was 14. Jeyapaul pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a different girl in a plea deal in which the charges in his abuse of Peterson were dropped

Megan Peterson, a 26-year-old artist living in New York, (pictured in 2012) accused Jeyapaul of raping her in his office whens he was 14. Jeyapaul pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a different girl in a plea deal in which the charges in his abuse of Peterson were dropped

In January, the Vatican lifted Jeyapaul’s suspension following a recommendation by an Indian bishop.

Megan Peterson, now 26 and living in New York, accused Jeyapaul of raping and sexually assaulting her over the course of a year when she was 14, according to the New York Daily News.

She was shocked after learning the priest had been reinstated by Catholic Church officials.

‘It’s very clear what side the Church is on and it’s not about child protection or about morality,’ Peterson, an artist who resides in Queens, told the New York Daily News.

‘The bottom line is that the Church is not protecting children.’

The suspension of Jeyapaul was lifted last month after the bishop of the Ootacamund Diocese in India’s Tamil Nadu state consulted with church authorities at the Vatican, said Rev. Sebastian Selvanathan, a spokesman for the diocese.

Bishop Arulappan Amalraj of Ootacamund had referred Jeyapaul’s case to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and the suspension was lifted on the church body’s advice, according to Selvanathan.

Jeyapaul was accused of sexually abusing Peterson and another teenage girl while serving as a priest in Crookston Diocese in Minnesota between 2004 and 2005.

The priest then fled to southern India following the allegations.

The Diocese of Ooty in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state suspended Jeyapaul in 2010 before he was arrested by Interpol in 2012 and extradited to the U.S. to face trial.

 

 

Girl Scout Cookies Encourage Sin

That’s what the Archbishop of St Louis says, anyway. And apparently Girl Scout Cookies are more sinful than fucking little kids, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

Robert Carlson, the archbishop of St Louis, MO, has circulated a two-page letter to his suckers flock in which he raises the question, “Can I still buy Girl Scout cookies?”

Mr Carlson is angry that the Girl Scouts advocate for access to birth control (“even for minors”!), and that they exalt the likes of Gloria Steinem.

The Archbishop doesn’t actually tell Catholics not to buy Girl Scout Cookies, he just lays out all the ways in which the Girl Scouts are on a fast track to eternal damnation, then exhorts his followers to “act in accord with their conscience.”

Among the things that conscientious followers are exhorted to do: expel Girl Scout troops from churches, replacing them with religious societies.

Girl Scouts is exhibiting a troubling pattern of behavior and it is clear to me that as they move in the ways of the world it is becoming increasingly incompatible with our Catholic values,” the archbishop writes.

“We must stop and ask ourselves – is Girl Scouts concerned with the total well-being of our young women? Does it do a good job forming the spiritual, emotional and personal well-being of Catholic girls?

Though he does not order an immediate severing of ties with the Girl Scouts and their cookies, Carlson does urge each pastor in the region to consider ejecting them from Catholic property and replacing them with other forms of social networking for young female parishioners. Some 4,000 Girl Scouts are currently understood to meet on Catholic premises in St Louis.

But it gets worse…..if the name “Robert Carlson” seems familiar, that’s because this is the same Archbishop Robert Carlson who said he didn’t know that it was a crime for an adult to engage in sex with a child.

In a video released by the St. Paul law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates, the Catholic archbishop is asked whether he had known it was a crime for an adult to engage in sex with a child.

I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” Carlson responded. “I understand today it’s a crime.

When asked when he first realized it was a crime for an adult — including priests — to have sex with a child, Carlson, 69, shook his head.

I don’t remember,” he testified.

For the record (and for all the priests out there), yes, it IS a crime for adults to have sex with a child.

Ex-Pastor Paid $60,000 To Give A Hooker A Back Rub… Sure, Happens All The Time

February 24, 2016

 

Only a ‘man of god’ or a presidential candidate would expect you to believe the following story, and only another con man (like Dr. Phil) would believe it. – –

Robert, a former pastor who has been married for 34 years to wife Vicki, says he gave more than $60,000 to a woman he says he fell in love with after meeting her on a “call girl” website.

“I was living a double life,” Robert says on Tuesday’s Dr. Phil, adding that he first met the woman through an adult Internet site, and the two eventually began having intimate phone conversations and texts.

Robert says he never had sex with the woman, saying their physical contact during their in-person meetings was limited to kissing and, “I rubbed her back one time.”

Robert’s wife wouldn’t boink him so he went out and found a hooker. Over some amount of time he paid her $60,000  but didn’t boink her. Not even once. C’mon.

 

Read the whole story here.

 

God Makes His Pick For President

Glenn Beck Says God Killed Supreme Court Justice Scalia To Give America Ted Cruz As President

 

glenn beckGlenn Beck, as crazy as it gets

February 19, 2016

 

Glenn Beck believes that God brought about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in order to encourage Americans to vote for Ted Cruz

Glenn Beck believes that God brought about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in order to encourage Americans to vote for Ted Cruz.

On Tuesday, the conservative radio host and Cruz supporter assumed the voice of God to explain to listeners how Scalia’s death was a divine wake up call for conservatives.

“I couldn’t help, but wonder, why? Why now? Why did you have to take Antonin now?” Beck’s co-host Pat Gray asked on the broadcast.

Beck, calling into the show from outside a church in Boston, said: “You know, I was listening to you guys, and I just want to say, Pat, I think I have an answer for you on that.”

Beck then took on the voice of the Lord: “I just woke the American people up. I took them out of the game show moment and woke enough of them up to say, ‘Look how close your liberty is to being lost,'” he said.

“The Constitution is hanging by a thread. That thread has just been cut. And the only way that we survive now is if we have a true constitutionalist (as president),” Beck said.

In a Facebook post late Wednesday night, Beck said it was “outrageous” to say that he had said God killed Scalia to help Ted Cruz.

“What I did say is ‘perhaps God allowed Scalia to die at this time to wake America up to how close we are to the loss of our freedom,'” Beck wrote. “I happen to believe in divine providence. Americans historically have. Maybe you do not. That is your choice and I do not mock you for not. Why mock me for believing in a traditional view of God?”

Beck, who has endorsed Cruz, often invokes God during speeches at the Texas senator’s campaign rallies, and has even claimed that Cruz’s birth was brought about by “the hand of divine providence.”

“Fall to your knees and pray to God to reveal to you what the hour is,” Beck recently told the audience at a rally in South Carolina. “This is your last call, America! Stand with the man I believe was raised for this hour, Ted Cruz!”

In South Carolina, as in Iowa, Cruz has been relying on the support of Beck and other influential right-wing radio pundits to help build out his conservative base.

Cruz won the Iowa caucuses earlier this month, buoyed largely by the support of the state’s evangelicals.

After Sexually Abusing Children For Decades, Catholic Brother Lives Under The Radar In Hawaii

Courtney, EdwardEdward Courtney, prolific child molester

February 13, 2016

 

When the Archdiocese of Seattle recently released the names of 77 priests, brothers, deacons and a nun reported to have sexually abused children over an 85-year-period, the list included a short entry near the bottom:

“Courtney, Edward CFC, Unknown,” with the names of three schools.

What readers learned was that Courtney had been a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers (the Latin version of the name is abbreviated as CFC), and once taught at the three schools.

That was about it.

Though Roman Catholic Church investigators had spent 1,000 hours compiling the offender list and were aided by a former FBI agent, they were unable to determine Courtney’s whereabouts, or even whether he was dead or alive.

But Courtney, who would now be 81, hasn’t exactly disappeared. He sold his Seattle-area home in 2013 and signed a sales document notarized in Honolulu. His phone number and address are listed in the Honolulu phone book.

At the number this week, a recorded voice of an older man told callers to leave a message. Requests for comment left by The Times drew no response. An operator who intercepted messages the next day said the customer was no longer accepting calls.

Also missing from the nine-page Seattle disclosure list was any mention of what Courtney and the 76 others were accused of doing to earn their sex-offender status.

In Courtney’s case, that was a significant omission.

According to court records, the Catholic schoolteacher was a cross-country serial molester, accused of abusing at least 50 children and teens from New York to Chicago and Seattle over three decades.

Among the thousands of church sex-abuse cases in the country, Courtney’s three-decade, coast-to-coast saga stands out in time and distance.

But like many caught up in the historic scandal, Courtney was never prosecuted and didn’t spend a day in jail.

“The name Ed Courtney means nothing when it’s buried in this list,” says Michael Pfau, a Seattle attorney who has sued the church, the congregation and Courtney. His firm settled more than 60 claims for $25 million against priests and brothers overseen by the Seattle Archdiocese and the Christian Brothers.

In a 2013 federal bankruptcy agreement with the congregation, 52 of 400 U.S. claimants named Courtney as their abuser, Pfau said.

Court records revealed a pattern of allegations that were kept quiet in exchange for moving Courtney to another locale — a method the church used to protect priests.

Problems with Courtney surfaced nearly immediately, with his first permanent assignment in 1960 at New York City’s Sacred Heart School. Christian Brothers records say he began to prey on grade school students and was quickly transferred to Brother Rice High School in Chicago, where more problems soon arose.

Still, he remained there eight years until moving to St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Ill., where he was also accused of sexual abuse. The accusations continued after his transfer in 1968 to Brother Rice High in Birmingham, Mich., where he had been named dean of students. Two years later, he was sent to St. Leo High in Chicago, where — following more abuse allegations — he was transferred back to St. Laurence.

The Christian Brothers’ Provincial Council eventually sent Courtney to counseling, but never publicly reported that he’d been accused of molesting students at five schools. After returning to teaching at St. Laurence, he was asked to leave following an allegation involving a freshman boy. He wound up at O’Dea High School in Seattle, records show.

In a 1997 court deposition, Courtney said he was told O’Dea would be his “final trial.”

Christian Brothers alerted the Seattle Archdiocese to Courtney’s history, and O’Dea assigned him to office duties, separating him from the all-male student body.

Two months later, though, he was coaching intramural basketball at O’Dea and the complaints started again. On one occasion, records say, he was seen carrying a youth into a private residence used by the brothers.

One of attorney Pfau’s clients, known as J.B., said that while he was a student at O’Dea, he told the principal that Courtney was molesting him, but was told that Courtney was “just really friendly.” J.B. said the assaults continued and that when he refused to go to a Saturday detention class overseen by Courtney, he was expelled.

The complaints continued into the next school year, when, according to another of Pfau’s lawsuits, a student was attacked by Courtney in a locked classroom. The boy’s father later confronted school officials, who asked Courtney to make a public apology.

Courtney chose not to and was sent to a retreat in Canada for sexual deviancy treatment, according to a Christian Brothers newsletter. “We hope to see him back ‘home’ again in good condition to face the next scholastic year,” the newsletter added.

But when Courtney returned to O’Dea that fall, abuse reports surfaced again. He was moved to a Catholic elementary school and then to a Seattle parish school, St. Alphonsus, where he was named principal. But it wasn’t long before students began to complain, including two brothers who said Courtney had groped them.

Courtney admitted to the youths’ charges and agreed to resign. When he later changed his mind, a school official advised him in a letter that in resigning, he would “save face and leave the area with the respect and admiration of the majority of the St. Alphonsus School people.”

So Courtney quietly left the church school system. But since neither the Christian Brothers nor the archdiocese had reported his abuses to the state superintendent of public instruction’s office, as required, Courtney was able to obtain credentials and took teaching and coaching assignments at public schools in Seattle, Tacoma and central Washington.

When new molestation accusations surfaced, Courtney disappeared. Three years later, he was arrested in Nevada and returned to Othello, Wash. Without a full accounting of past molestation accusations, he was allowed to plead guilty to a single count of indecent liberties. He was given 24 months, suspended, and had to register as a sex offender for one year.

At age 55, apparently, Courtney finally retired from teaching.

In a 2009 deposition, Courtney, then 73, denied he had committed any serious offenses.

“I was not — I don’t know how to say this — very sexually aware at that time,” he said.

His former attorney, John Bergmann, said that his client had expressed regret for his behavior.

When the list of priests, religious brothers, deacons and a single nun was released, advocates who had pushed for better transparency said the tally of alleged molesters and abusers was incomplete and fell far short of what the archdiocese had promised.

The list is “a start,” said Pfau, “but it is long overdue and far from complete.”

Mary Dispenza, Seattle director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, agrees. Her group discovered two Christian Brothers and two priests who were left off the list, she says, including one who was accused of fathering two children while on assignment in Alaska. Two other names turned up in media reports.

SNAP says only three of the 77 have ever been convicted of a crime. Brother Courtney was one of them.

 

 

Catholic Church Says There’s “No Need To Report Child Abuse”

Yes, you read that right- the Catholic Church has told Bishops that they are “not obliged to disclose child sex abuse”.

In other words, if the church finds a priest or other person raping a child, eh, no need to make a big deal of it, and there’s definitely no need to make trouble by calling the police.

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“You ain’t gotta tell nobody nothin’, just keep ya mouth shut if ya know what’s good for ya.”

The report says the church has told prelates that decision should be made by the victims and their families, but there’s no requirement to report anything to law enforcement.

The policy was first reported by a veteran Vatican journalist at Catholic news website Crux, who cited a presentation given by Pedophile-friendly French Monsignor Tony Anatrella.

Anatrella, a consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, also authored a training document for new bishops released by Church authorities last week, in which similar guidelines are laid out.

“According to the state of civil laws of each country where reporting is obligatory, it is not necessarily the duty of the bishop to report suspects to authorities, the police or state prosecutors in the moment when they are made aware of crimes or sinful deeds,” his document states, according to a citation in the Guardian.

Catholic Church Tells Bishops They Are Not Obliged to Disclose Child Sex Abuse: Report

So rejoice, pedophile priests- the Church has your back. Just keep on raping and abusing kids and don’t lose a minute of sleep over it.

California Man Who Posed As A Priest For Decades Arrested, Faces Felony Charges

Erwin MenaErwin Mena, fake priest and conman

February 4, 2015

 

It’s not bad enough that people are ripped off by priests, now they are getting riipped off by people pretending to be priests.

LOS ANGELES – A California man who once wore a priestly collar, is now wearing a pair of cuffs, from the church house to the big house.

Los Angeles Police arrested Erwin Mena, who is also known as “Padre,” is accused of impersonating a priest since the 1990s.

Mena is suspected of selling thousands of dollars worth of fake tickets to see Pope Francis last year.  Some churchgoers say they paid fake “Padre” nearly $1,000 for a ticket to see the pope.

You can bet this so-called priest’s prayer list includes finding a good defense for a long list of felony charges he faces, 22 of them including grand theft and perjury.  Mena also faces eight misdemeanor charges.

Parishioners say “Padre” performed weddings. Who knows if those marriages are even legal now?

Suffer The Little Children…Because God Says So.

This is MURDER, plain and simple. Withholding medical care from a child is evil, sick, and demented. But don’t bother telling that to these parents, because they would prefer their child die rather than receive life-saving medical care of any kind.

 

Get it through your heads: Prayer doesn’t cure illness. Prayer does NOTHING except prolong the agony. If prayer worked every doctor and every hospital would use it. But they don’t, because it doesn’t work. Science medical treatment work, prayer DOES NOT WORK.

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