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Inquiry into Catholic priest’s gay porn display ‘inconclusive’

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  1. Like the investigation would have found anything else out? What waste of time!

    1. Katie Murphy 23 Apr 2012, 10:30pm

      Of course its inconclusive. Any conclusion would be another blow to the church that hid the endless molestation of children.

      And the news item a few days ago strongly suggests that the church was the one who stole his laptop to prevent another blow to its “prestige”

      which is just another way the church protects its own. While demonizing gays for wanting equal civil marriage rights

      The catholic church is the longest and probably the largest criminal enterprise in history. It talks about protecting life, but it has yet to formally UNexcommunicate the leader of Germany, who even went to catholic schools in Australia.

      And who caused the death of 55 million people.

      And who got elected to power based on the churches hatred of Jews that poisoned society

  2. It might be because I have nothing against gay porn, but I find this funny. It was porn, accidentally shown, to people over the age of 18.
    Pray and move on if need be.

    1. chris lowcase 23 Apr 2012, 5:21pm

      i think a few of the kids were as young as 8. though even if thats the case i believe its just a mistake. pray and move on as you say.

      1. No way! I should have probably read better..

        As young as 8 huh.. Maybe it was as funny as I thought..

        Hopefully everyone can move on and say they’ve watched gay porn once in their life!

      2. wasn’t*.

        Was a typo, sorry!

    2. VJH

      Reports have stated there was a child/children aged 8 when the pronographic pictures were displayed.

      1. A child of 8 was at the presentation (I have not seen any indication of the gender of the child) but both the police and social services have said there is no case to answer from their prospective as far as child protection is concerned.

      2. Dave G

        I’m not clear about PSNI involvement. When tis story initially broke, PSNI said they saw no need for a police investigation – then only a few hours later, they said they would investigate. Yet the laptop has allegedly been stolen in a burglary and no one seems to be mentioning the data stick. How could PSNI investigate if they were not given the opportunity to interrogate the laptop and data stick.

        1. The PSNI were initially involved as they were asked to make a judgement about whether the matter required investigation but they judged that there was no issue unless social services came up with anything (which they did not). As far as I know that was the end of the PSNI involvement. The theft of the laptop and destruction of the memory stick seem to be more connected with the investigation being carried out by the church hierarchy.

          I don’t think the PSNI cared what was accidentally shown as long as it wasn’t illegal in itself (the BBC NI report tonight described the images as adult males so it wasn’t kiddie stuff). I think they accepted it as an accident and moved on after all it is not illegal to have porn and the only offence would have been deliberately showing it. I understand there were 16 images and it was only on-screen for a very short period of time. There was no public interest in pursuing the priest so I think the PSNI just dropped it.

  3. Spanner1960 23 Apr 2012, 5:13pm

    Quelle surprise!
    I’ve seen smaller cover-ups at a duvet convention.

  4. Has the laptop been recovered?

    What happened to the data stick?

    Not surprising that the investigation feels dodgy,

    1. The laptop has been stolen from the priests home in a burglary (the only item which was stolen) and has so far not been recovered and the priest destroyed the memory stick with a hammer.

      Maybe the memory stick was his boyfriends and he picked it up by accident – if it was just say so and that’ll be the end of it.

    2. Katie Murphy 23 Apr 2012, 10:39pm

      Probably locked in the bishops quarters/

      1. Is that a euphemism?

  5. chris lowcase 23 Apr 2012, 5:36pm

    i worry that the bigger the deal made the worse effect it will have on the kids. when we found a porno mag in the playground it was just thrown away. we were too young to act on any impulses that this seemingly nutural imagery had on us. had they made a fuss, our child like curiosity may have gotten the better of us.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Apr 2012, 6:48pm

      In America there is a current trend among young children under 16 exchanging porn on flash/data sticks outside the home, usually from affluent neighbourhoods. Where they are getting porn from is anyone’s guess.

      1. chris lowcase 23 Apr 2012, 7:44pm

        thats not a new trend, i was that age 9 years ago and there were a couple of kids like that. i guess many parents start to trust their kids a bit more at that age. not so many parents would feel the need to watch over them when on the internet. whereas some take a more conservative approach. i kinda feel sorry for the parents that have to find the middle ground in all that.

        i had liberal minded parents, but i didnt have a computer ;)

        1. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Apr 2012, 7:54pm

          It’s quite possible that their parents watch porn, probably the fathers when the wife isn’t around. The younger generation today are very computer savvy and know how to navigate around the internet and look for this sort of thing. They are the computer generation and they know exactly where to look for this stuff.

      2. Katie Murphy 23 Apr 2012, 10:34pm

        BETTER the kids learn about sex on their own, then have it be a taboo subject eg in the church.

        thats one of the ways you create pedophiles. Deny it and then eventually they find out about it and there is 10 or more years of desire coming out at once

        1. I didn’t know that you could create a paedophile.

          1. Spanner1960 24 Apr 2012, 12:35am

            It’s a fetish like any other.

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Apr 2012, 6:46pm

    Maybe the priest himself hid the laptop and the flash stick, a staged theft perhaps?

    1. Robert, You are not trying to inSINuate that a priest would tell a lie are you?

      1. Katie Murphy 23 Apr 2012, 10:41pm

        the whole damned church is a lie. The fact that they hid the molestation is just another lie upon lie upon lie.

        saying from my youth – “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive”

        1. Robert in S. Kensington 24 Apr 2012, 9:22pm

          Katie, a lot of people think that the molestation scandal is a recent phenomenon. It isn’t but is as old as the church itself, almost two thousand years old in fact. It hasn’t stopped either, somewhere in the world a catholic priest is molesting a boy or girl.

      2. Robert in S. Kensington 24 Apr 2012, 2:36pm

        Of course, and they do! Nobody is perfect! The Pope lies when he says our sexual behaviour is intrinsically evil too, but never calls aberrant heterosexual behaviour evil, such as adultery and philandering by heterosexuals.

  7. Proof of the power of the Catholic Church with all it’s money and evil people who can make things go away that would expose them for who and what they are, criminals.
    Also when you see post here that make nothing out of their crimes you can know that they are working for the Catholic Church as part of their propaganda Ministry to deflect and discredit any body or group who make a real complaint about the crimes of the Catholic Church. I wonder if the Catholic Church used their hammers on the children they raped to get rid of that evidence? Or did someone steal them and the Catholic pedophile priest when they “broke into their house”. Reminds me of the Mafia and governments and how they can make things disappear of destroyed.

    1. Paul Power 23 Apr 2012, 9:46pm

      Proof of nothing, but the fact that a lonely, closeted gay man stuck in the what must be the wretched life of Catholic priesthood is human after all.

      Note his parishoners are standing by him, grateful for his previous good work in their parish.

      Contrary to your assertions, wrong as they are, there are many very good men and women in the Catholic Church despite the fact that their leadership is flawed and corrupt.

      Eg, When Matthew Shepard was tortured and murdered by homophobes in Wyoming, it was Father Father Roger Schmit, Catholic Priest who subsequently worked tirelessly to ensure that the law was changed following the trial of those who those who murdered Matthew who relied on the ‘gay panic’ defence would never be able to rely on this defence again.

      President Obama signed it into law in 2009.

      A Catholic Priest who worked to help change the law to ensure LGBT rights were further recognised and protected.

      One of many, one of many whose work you know nothign of.

      1. Katie Murphy 23 Apr 2012, 10:38pm

        But rew Matthew Shepard, the catholic church tried to influence the jury illegally, and tried to smear the prosecutor
        And the church also spread the story after the conviction that the murder was a drug deal gone bad.

        Where did you get your info from – the church that hides endless molestation?

        I got mine because after the horrific murder, I got in contact with his parents and have met them multiple times. Even though I live on the USA east coast and his mom lives in WY, though much of the time she travels to where her husband works as an oil field safety enginner.

        They were btw in Dahran saudi arabia when the murder occured.

        1. I think you need to re-read what I actually wrote. I was referring to the work of Father Roger, who was the local parish priest at the time. His works in respect of supporting the anti-hate bill are well known.

          As for the Catholic Church, I have said that in my view it is flawed and corrupt.

          However, that doesn’t mean that every priest/nun member of the clergy is such and to make such claims are wrong.

          But anyway, I diverse, if you’re so friendly with Matthews parents, why not ask them about Father Roger and lets hear their views first hand.

  8. Oh, don’t you all realise that there is a simple and innocent (of course) explanation? The good priest was in posession of the stick because of his diligent investigations of the nefarious paraphernalia of gay culture! Although I suppose a colleague similarly engaged in the good fight might have left it in his house absent-mindedly.
    Would anyone like to buy a bridge, as our American friends would say?

  9. O/T. But if you haven’t already seen it watch “Inside the medieval mind” on BBC iplayer. It’s just been broadcast on BBC 4.

    Gives detailed background of the oppressive and obsessive nature of the desire of the religious to control the sexuality of everyone.Including (needless to say) “sodomites”. Compulsive viewing.

  10. Paul Power 23 Apr 2012, 9:55pm

    It’s a sad story, in my view.

    A story of a closeted gay man who couldn’t come out owing to his work and his beliefs.

    Sad also because we all should know better.

    Hands up those who have never previously denied their sexuality?

    Raise your hands, please.

    I’ll be first.

  11. Hodge Podge 23 Apr 2012, 10:00pm

    LOL. That’s all.

  12. If this had happened in Italy, we’d all be saying “Typical, just what you’d expect in such a corrupt country” and so on. It’s rather shocking that this level of blatant cover-up can go on in the UK, I must say.

  13. I just love the way this story trundles on from comic turn to comic turn.

    It’s so like the way children try to lie and cover up their little naughtinesses.

  14. Father Ted, the lost episode?

  15. maria hughes 2 May 2012, 12:25pm

    pray and move on my foot what a stupid thing to say the catholic church is defunct rotten to the core its amazing how breezy your response is given that abuse is still happening and being reported up to the last few years it is horrendous and unacceptable and your response is ludicrous if it was a mistake with regards to some of your money or someone crashing in to your car or robbing your house how would you feed , pray and move on , i don t think so you probably have insurance and would look for compensation or if you were physically assaulted you would call the guards and follow up normal appropriate response to make the situation right and stop the person commiting the crime from doing the same to someone else , what an idiot would pray and move on that is no help or decent response to circulate these are area s for children schools and it is not appropriate to have that response you twit…..

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