Teflon Ex-Archbishop Roger Mahony, Despite Illegal Scheming in Child Sex Abuse Scandal, is Unlikely to Face Charges

Via the Associated Press, more venality, subterfuge, and malefaction from the Catholic Connoisseurs of Choirboys:

When Los Angeles police were investigating allegations of child abuse by a Roman Catholic priest in 1988, they asked for a list of altar boys at the last parish where the priest worked. Archbishop Roger Mahony told a subordinate not to give the list, saying he didn’t want the boys to be scarred by the investigation and that he felt the altar boys were too old to be potential victims, according to a deposition made public on Wednesday.

The detectives investigating allegations against Nicolás Aguilar Rivera, a visiting Mexican priest, ultimately got the names of the boys from parish families. They determined that the priest molested at least 26 boys in his 10 months in Los Angeles, according to the priest’s confidential archdiocese file and police records made public by attorneys for the victims.

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Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas Wants You to Vote for Him Because… Jesus

State Senator Dan Patrick, a radio talk show host from Houston, is currently running for Lieutenant Governor of Texas. He already voiced his support for teaching Creationism in science classes during a televised debate last December, where he added, “The breakup of the family in this country has started when we took God out of the classroom.”

Now, his latest campaign ad educates voters on what really matters: His record. His policies. His platform. God.

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Disabled Residents of Filth-Ridden Christian Mission Homes Received Bible Punishments, L.A. City Attorney Says

The Christian proprietors of an assisted-living facility in Los Angeles stand accused of, among other things, retaliating against the disabled they served if their clients didn’t attend religious services.

Kang Won Lee and Jung Hwan Lee, husband and wife, own the two houses in Los Angeles’ historic Adams district that became the subject of a lawsuit filed by the office of L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer the other day. The Lees ran the two homes, Agape Mission House and Agape Home Church, as unlicensed facilities for the physically and mentally disabled, the city alleges. The couple had the properties licensed as charities.

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Dusty Smith Reviews Christian Horror Film ‘The Lock In’

Don’t worry! You don’t have to watch “The Lock In,” the Christian “horror” movie about a church lock-in that involves dirty magazines… because Dusty Smith watched it for us and offers this (NSFW) review: I take back what I said earlier. Now, I have to watch this movie… [Read more...]

The Viking Apocalypse Is This Saturday

If you survived the Rapture that Harold Camping told you about, as well as the Mayan Apocalypse, it’s time to cower for real this time: This Saturday is our day of reckoning when the world will be entirely submerged in water, all Noah-like, after an epic battle between Norse gods Thor, Loki, Odin, Freyr, and Hermóðr.

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