Registered sex offender studies to be priest

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  1. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    I saw this online while researching a different case. Gives me the creeps.

    http://www.fdlreporter.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071029/FON0101/710290352/1289/FONnews


    A registered sex offender living on East Follett Street called police to report someone left pornographic magazines on his back porch.


    The 49-year-old man told police he is no longer on probation and is studying to be a priest, according to the police report.

    Police took the magazines as evidence.

    (bolding is mine)
     
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  3. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    oh really? What a bunch of malarkey.
     
  4. bakerprune64

    bakerprune64 Former Member

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    Well I guess he'll fit right in with all the perverted Priests.:hand:
     
  5. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    So, the Church is aware of this and sees no problem here? Just great!
     
  6. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    Good point, well said bakerprune. :clap:
     
  7. CaliKid

    CaliKid Former Member

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    And the abuse goes on and on and on and on....
     
  8. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    That is exactly what I was thinking!!!
     
  9. MREG2

    MREG2 Former Member

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    Not all of the priests are perverts.
     
  10. englishleigh

    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    In fact, MOST are not. For the few you hear about, there are thousands who are God-fearing and wonderful who would never dream of harming a child.
     
  11. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Very true! Like mankind in general, a few bad apples do not reflect upon the whole bunch.
     
  12. CaliKid

    CaliKid Former Member

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    You are absolutely right. But it makes you wonder why the Catholic church, which already has a very publicized molest problem with some of its priests, would allow a sex-offender to study to become one.
     
  13. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Yes, but how did this man get the SO label...some SO labels are bogus, IMHO. Without knowing more, we can't condemn the Church for allowing him to study to become a priest.
     
  14. CaliKid

    CaliKid Former Member

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    That is a good question. I know a young man who when he was 13 thought it would be cool to moon people from the back window of a bus. It was a stupid prank, but he was arrested and stuck with the sexual offender label.
     
  15. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    We don't know what kind of priest he's studying to be, nor if his "studies" are officially sanctioned by any church. Maybe he's studying on his own and thinking someday he'll be a priest, i.e. deluding himself. We don't know. Still, it gave me the creeps.

    Hoppy
     
  16. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Exactly. I know of people who have gotten them from peeing in public. It makes the label mean nothing when that sort of stuff happen!
     
  17. MREG2

    MREG2 Former Member

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    Thank you.
     
  18. Share-in

    Share-in New Member

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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thank you hoppyfrog for saying what I was just about to post. Like hoppy said, he may be doing this all on his own and the Church isn't even aware of it. He got caught with his pants down, so to speak, and now this might be "his" way of repenting for his past sins...who really knows. So, please don't judge all priests, ministers, rabbi's, etc for the sins of their brothers!

    Share-in
     
  19. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    You are exactly right. My first thought when I read his claim was that he was trying to be amusing.
     

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