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Thread #149850   Message #3488854
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
10-Mar-13 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
"I would point out that the Scottish Cardinal has not been accused of anything illegal."

Do you know that for sure? It is not a police matter as such but we don't actually know what exactly he has been accused of and whether it would be or wouldn't be viewed as a crime. If though it was someone taking advantage of someone by sexual assault through his position of power then it would surely still be against the law even if the victims were male and over the age of consent and even if the matter hasn't been brought to the attention of the police? Though the main accusation against him is him being a hypocrite. He led the Catholic Church's assault against gay marriage in Scotland. A gay right's group gave him the title of Bigot Of The Year leading to the First Minister among others coming to his defence. He tried to deny consenting adults from formalising their relationships whilst he himself is accused of having a history of forcing his own sexual urges on unwilling young priests.