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“Jesus wept.” Joh 11:35

Pastor’s sex with daughter inspired by Bible

This following article by Diana Luciois a blow to the Christian Bible [source]:

Anthony Hopkins may have built a reputation as a preacher, but it’s how he’s accused of using his faith, that will now determine his fate. “The (unidentified) stated that when he first had sexual contact with her he explained that it was normal and he described to her and told her in detail the story of Lot from the Bible,” Said Ashley Rich, Assistant Mobile County District Attorney.

A story from the Old Testament that Dr. Cecil Taylor with the University of Mobile says, is a tale about a good man who gives in to evil and ends up committing incest with his two daughters. “Lot has raised his daughters in such a sexually perverted city that it was almost normal for them to do what seems to us so very abnormal, “Said Taylor, the Dean of Christian Studies for the University of Mobile. As sordid as it sounds, Cecil says it is intended to have a moral meaning. You have to be very careful as you read the Bible to avoid taking a negative example as a positive example and copying that in your own life,”Said Dr. Taylor.

Something that Hopkins allegedly did and Clinical Psychologist Michael Rosenbaum says it is characteristic of a sexual predator, to manipulate their victims. “They use whatever they can to influence the child to go ahead and engage in some type of sexual relationship,”Said Dr. Rosenbaum. While Hopkins stands accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing one of his eight children. Rosenbaum says he also abused his faith, to have his way. “He obviously used that story and arbitrarily interpreted it, as a way to influence his daughter so that she would think that his having sex with her was ok,”Said Rosenbaum.

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Esam Mudeer: Am I surprised to read all this? No. I am not even shocked by this article to say the least. Why? because long time ago, I have read the following passage from an Islamic best seller written by a very famous Muslim scholar of the Christian Bible:

Dr. Vernon Jones, an American psychologist of repute, carried out experiments on groups of school children to whom certain stories had been told. The heroes of the stories were the same in the case of the different groups of children, but the heroes behaved contradictorily to each group. To one group “St. George,” slaving the dragon emerged a very brave figure, but to another group, fleeing in terror and seeking shelter in his mother’s lap. “THESE STORIES MADE CERTAIN SLIGHT BUT PERMANENT CHANGES IN CHARACTER, EVEN IN THE NARROW CLASSROOM SITUATION,’ concluded Dr. Jones.


Now, while bearing in mind the news item above, read the following by Mr. Deedat:



How much more permanent damage the rapes and murders, incests and beastialities of the “Holy Bible” has done to the children of Christendom, can be measured from reports in our daily newspapers. If such is the source of Western morality, it is no little wonder, then, that Methodists and Roman Catholics have already solemnized marriages between HOMOSEXUALS in their “Houses of God.” And 8000 “gays” (an euphemistic term for sodomites) parade their “wares” in London’s Hyde Park in July 1979, to the acclaim of the news and TV media.


Mr. Deedat then adds:



George Bernard Shaw said that “THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK (the Bible) ON EARTH, KEEP IT UNDER LOCK AND KEY.” Keep the Bible out of your children’s reach. But who will follow his advice? He was not a B.A., a “reborn” Christian.


According to the high moral scruples of the Christian rulers of South African, who have banned the book, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,’ because of a “tetragrammaton” — a four-letter word, they would most assuredly have placed a ban on the “Holy Bible” if it had been a Hindu religious Book, or a Muslim religious Book. But they are utterly helpless against their own “Holy Book,” their “SALVATION” depends upon it!

DAUGHTERS SEDUCE THEIR FATHER

Read Genesis 19, verses 30 to the end and mark again in “red” the words and phrases deserving this honour. Do not hesitate and procrastinate. Your “coloured” Bible will become a priceless heirloom for your children. I agree with Shaw, to keep the Bible “under lock and key,’ but we need this weapon to meet the Christian challenge. The Prophet of Islam said that “WAR IS STRATEGY,’ and strategy demands that we use the weapons of our enemy. It is not what we like and what we do not like. It is what we are forced to use against the “ONE BOOK” (Bible) professors, who are knocking at our doors with “the Bible says this” and “the Bible says that.” They want us to exchange our Holy Qur’an for their “Holy Bible.” Show them the holes in the “holiness” which they have not yet seen. At times these zombies pretend to see the filth for the first time. They have been programmed with selected verses for their propagation.

To continue: the “history” has it that, night after night, the daughters of Lot seduce their drunken father with the noble (?) motive of preserving their father’s “seed.” “Seed” figures very prominently in this “Holy Book”: forty seven times in the little booklet of Genesis alone! Out of this another incestuous relationship come the “Ammonites” and the “Moabites,” for whom the God of Israel was supposed to have had a special compassion. Later on in the Bible we learn that the Jews are ordered by the same compassionate God to slaughter the Philistines mercilessly — men, women and children. Even trees and animals are not to be spared, but the Amonites and the Moabites are not to be “distressed” or “meddled” with because they are the seed of Lot! (Deuteronomy 2:19)

No decent reader can read the seduction of Lot to his mother, sister or daughter, not even to his fiancee if she is a chaste and moral woman. Yet you will come across perverted people who will gorge this filth. Tastes can be cultivated!

‘Hopkins’ Sex Acts Inspired By Bible’ WKRG.com August 15, 2008

Read again and mark Ezekiel 23. You will know what colour to choose. The “whoredoms” of the two sisters, Aholah and Aholibah. The sexual details here puts to shame even the unexpurgated edition of many banned books. Ask your “born again” Christian visitors, under what category will they classify all this lewdness? Such filth certainly has no place in any “Book of God.”

I invite you to read this book Is the Bible the Word of God? by Ahmed Deedat while bearing in mind USA Today’s article.

Read the book online here | MS Word Doc. | Scribd PDF

Listen to the content of the book: Debate – Is The Bible God’s Word – Ahmed Deedat Vs Jimmy Swaggart 1 (www.aswatalislam.net).mp3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

You can also watch the debate of Youtube.

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Ahmed Deedat, Incest, The Bible Exposed | Leave a comment

Lawsuit alleging abuse by priest to go to trial

[Source]:

BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Despite a request filed with the Illinois Supreme Court by the Catholic Diocese of Belleville to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that one of its priests sexually abused an altar boy, a civil court trial is scheduled to begin next week in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Belleville attorney Mike Weilmuenster says Circuit Judge Lloyd Cueto (QUAY’-to) has told attorneys for both sides to be ready to pick a jury Monday.

The lawsuit, filed in 2002, alleges James Wisniewski (wizh-NEW’-ski) of Champaign was sexually molested by the Reverend Raymond Kownacki of Dupo from 1973 to 1978. He says he was 13 when the abuse began. Kownacki was removed from ministry in 1995 by former Belleville Bishop Wilton Gregory.

The lawsuit, which claims psychological damage, names the diocese and Kownacki as defendants.

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Altar Boys, Catholic Church, Sex Abuse | Leave a comment

Former priests accused of sexual abuse ‘a bad situation’

[Source]:

Local law enforcement has had an especially difficult time dealing with priests and former priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors.

They have never been criminally charged because of the statute of limitations.

The recent revelation that two former priests who were accused of sexually abusing minors now live in Lake County has not slipped under the radar of law enforcement.

Because they have never been criminally charged, they do not have to register as sex offenders. But their presence in the county is still bothersome to Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and Mundelein Police Chief Raymond Rose.

“The archdiocese has not contacted me in any way, shape or form,” said Curran. “It puts us in a bad situation.”

“I don’t know what the allegations were, but as a practicing Catholic I was not happy with the way the (church) handled the sexual abuse scandal,” he said.

Curran said he has a good understanding of sexual abusers because he helped develop the Illinois Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Persons Bureau.

“When it relates to an older child, teenagers, the recidivism is significantly less,” he said, noting that for pedophiles the rate is much higher and the urge to abuse uncontrollable.

“I think you should still be concerned, that’s the reality of the situation,” Curran said.

The two former priests are Robert Craig, who was listed as living at 39531 N. Bishop Court, and Robert Mayer, 37720 N. Harding Ave., both in unincorporated Lake Villa Township. The addresses were released Thursday by the law firms representing the victims in a civil suit that was settled with the Archdiocese of Chicago this week for over $12 million.

No one answered the door at the Harding Avenue address, and the Bishop Court address was actually five townhomes. Only one person was home at the Bishop Court address, and he knew only one of his neighbors, who was not old enough to be the former priest.

Rose had to deal with the fact that nearly a dozen priests accused of sexual abuse were staying at University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. He sat on an ad hoc committee to put together rules that were going to be put in place.

“I’m glad they were able to implement all the recommendations we made,” he said, which allows them to monitor where they are and who they are with at all times. At one point they were just going to dismiss the priests, but Rose urged them not to because then they would just be set free in the community.

“That would not be the right thing to do. If they stayed a part of the church then we could monitor them,” he said, adding the church has a moral obligation to the community.

But in the end it is still the community that has to be vigilant.

“If nothing else a lesson has been learned, we all have to be vigilant to keep our kids safe,” he said.

Both law enforcement officials said that the church needs to confront the problem and act accordingly right away.

Mayer, who was ordained in 1964, was associate pastor at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Forest from 1976 to 1981. He resigned in 1994. Craig, who was ordained in 1974 and served in a number of Chicago parishes, resigned in 1993.

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Catholic Church, Church Scandals, Sex Abuse | Leave a comment

Priest accused of sexual abuse removed from ministry, Diocese says

[source]:

A priest who served at parishes in Queensbury and Glens Falls has been removed from the ministry after church officials determined there was reasonable grounds to believe he sexually abused a minor, the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese announced on Friday.

The allegations against the Rev. Gary Mercure date back to the 1980s when he was serving as a pastor at St. Teresa of Avila parish in Albany. Mercure, 60, was placed on a paid leave of absence in January when the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese received the complaint.

After the complaint was made public, other allegations against Mercure were received, according to the Diocese. The Diocese said all the reports were turned over to law enforcement officials and some are still being investigated.

Mercure also served as pastor at St. Mary’s in Glens Falls, Our Lady of Annunciation in Queensbury, Sacred Heart and St. William parishes in Troy and Our Lady of Assumption in Latham.

Church officials said Mercure is barred from celebrating Mass, performing sacraments like marriage or baptism and is not allowed to wear clerical garb.

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Catholic Church, Sex Abuse | Leave a comment

Former BD priest convicted

[source]:

JUNEAU — A former Catholic priest was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting three girls while he worked as a chaplain at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Beaver Dam in the 1960s and 70s.

Bruce Duncan MacArthur, 86, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual intercourse with a child, two counts of indecent behavior with a child, one count of attempted indecent behavior with a child and he entered an Alford plea on an additional count of indecent behavior with a child.

Dodge County Circuit Judge Brian Pfitzinger sentenced MacArthur to six months in jail [!!!!!] and 10 years of probation. Pfitzinger also ordered MacArthur to serve an additional 30 days in jail to begin on Aug. 15 for each of the next six years. Pfitizinger said that component of the sentence was because he wanted “the year to go by with you (MacArthur) thinking about it as much as they (the victims) have thought about the crimes committed upon them.”

Pfitzinger also stayed a 75-year prison sentence and honored a request from one of the victims, now 53 years old, that MacArthur must meet with her at least 10 times for two hours to discuss the assaults.

“When I look at this case, the most aggravating factor is that absolute violation of trust, and how, sir, you brought yourself into at least one of these families under the guise of trust . . . and then you took that trust and you used it to destroy, not to be positive. That’s what I look at,” Pfitzinger said.

For the past four years, MacArthur has been living at a recon center called Evergreen Hills

Home located on a 280-acre lot in rural Missouri.

“It’s a monitored, permanent residence for priests who can’t go back into ministry for various reasons,” said Mark Matousek, a director of the center.

Matousek said MacArthur undergoes counseling there and never leaves the facility unattended — which Pfitzinger made a condition of his probation.

Alex Flynn, MacArthur’s attorney, said MacArthur suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and heart ailments, and that “Bruce MacArthur will die in the very near future and the only thing he can do at this point to make up for what he did is hopefully convey peace and solace to the victims for what he’s done.”

District Attorney Bill Bedker also focused his sentencing recommendations with the victims in the case in mind.

“Given the passage of approximately four decades, that alters, to some degree, the traditional sentencing analysis the court is required to go through,” Bedker said. “My approach under these circumstances was to have a victim-centered approach. At this point in time, 40 years later, what do these victims need?


“One thing we owe the victims in this case is to give them some assurance, to the extent the criminal justice system can do that, that this sort of thing will not happen again. That this defendant will not create more victims in the remaining time he has on the face of this Earth.”


Bedker and Flynn both recommended a period of incarceration, a lifetime of supervision and meetings one of the victims requested with MacArthur as a sentence.


The 53-year-old victim read, in part, from a prepared statement, “Father MacArthur used his position as a priest to gain the trust of my family in order to psychologically abuse me. He used his role as a priest to take over my life from grade school through high school. . . in my innocence, I completely trusted him.”


She also stated that “I pray each morning for God to take away the sadness and emotional scars that are deep within me. I harbor no unforgiveness toward Father MacArthur, and most importantly, I pray that he will repent, if he hasn’t already, so he will be right with the Lord.”


When MacArthur was asked if he’d like to address the court, he replied, “I’d just like to pray for everyone.” !!!!!


MacArthur was taken into custody immediately following the approximate two-hour plea and sentencing hearing. The first one-on-one meeting with his 53-year-old victim immediately followed at the Dodge County Jail.

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Sex Abuse | Leave a comment

Albany Diocese priest defrocked

August 15, 2008 [source]:

ALBANY Officials of the Albany Diocese have defrocked a priest accused of sexually abusing boys in the early 1990s.

Rev. Gary Mercure, 60, was suspended from the ministry in January. The permanent removal which will be announced to parishioners in Troy, Albany, Latham, Clinton Heights, Glens Fals and Queensbury at Masses this weekend is a sign that a diocesan review committe found “reasonable grounds” for sexual abuse, according to Rev. Kenneth Doyle.

The Diocese investigated an incident relating to “misconduct with a minor” at St. Teresa of Avila parish in Albany in the mid-1980s, Doyle said.

Mercure was ordained in 1975 and has also served as a priest at Sacred Heart and St. William parishes in Troy, St Mary’s in Clinton Heights, St. Mary’s in Glens Falls, Our Lady of Annunciation in Queensbury and Our Lady of the Assumption in Latham.

Mark Lyman, the Capital Region director of the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests, said he is in contact with 13 people who say they were abused by Mercure. After Mercure was suspended in January, Lyman led a press conference where several alleged victims spoke out.

“I’m pleased to hear that he’s been defrocked,” Lyman said. “It’s certainly something that’s long overdue. We’re aware of a significant number of victims of this predator, and I think that defrocking him is probably the first in a series of punitive actions that will be taken against this man.”

Defrocking means that Mercure is prohibited from functioning publicly as a Catholic priest; he may not celebrate Mass or other church sacraments in public and may not wear clerical garb.

The determination is not a criminal finding, though Doyle said that all allegations against Mercure have been turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Sex Abuse | Leave a comment