Monday, June 18, 2007
First Amendment Free Exercise Clause warped to mean priests can rape children; plus 6 priests molest 55 kids and church has more questions for victims
By Kay Ebeling, aka City of Angels Lady
I’m still reeling. In a document I read this morning was a Church Newspeak creation: "Ecclesiastical Cognizance:" where the right of priests to rape children is guaranteed by First Amendment Free Exercise Clause.
Archdiocese Attorneys make such a joke of the First Amendment -- not only do I want these lawyers to lose their cases, I want them deported, their very citizenship revoked.
In: “Answer of Defendant Doe 1 to the Complaint of Plaintiff” re a case with a hearing tomorrow, Bonne
Bridges et all declare: “The complaint is barred by the Doctrine of Church Autonomy derived from the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment.”
Right. When the Founding Fathers crafted religious freedom into the Bill of Rights it was so pedophile priests could use the sacraments to rape children. Church Attorneys argue that the archdiocese can keep secret what happens with its children, even when it amounts to learning to talk dirty and give oral sex, because of its free exercise of the First Amendment?
These are all matters of "Ecclesiastical Cognizance"
Church Attorneys Bonne Belle, I mean Bridges continue:
“Plaintiff’s claims are matters of ecclesiastical cognizance, including selection, training, supervision, assignment and retention of a priest.” Church Attorneys for archbishop argue “the content of Church teaching and evangelizing of its youth” are at stake and this complaint threatens “communications between parish and parishioners.”
We've really come full circle when lawyers twist the words of law so far backwards they nullify it, just to defend a paying client. Apparently it’s okay for attorneys in court to not only flout local and state law and ethics, but let’s see how we can blaspheme the American Constitution.
When you go to the Church Attorney firm Bonne Bridge’s website you see pictures of their lead lawyers, air-eyed blond females. I get the idea the church is hiring right from the bottom of recent law school graduating classes so the archbishop can put forward these ridiculous legal concepts, hoping no one will notice(?)
How else can this be explained? These fems aren’t smart enough to even see how bubble headed the notion is that pedophile priests are somehow protected by First Amendment religious freedom rights.
How much did they get paid to say that?
And what about the American Constitution?
Anyone who defecates on the very revered legal concepts that are the basis of American Government like these Church Attorneys do should be deported. Nothing less, and their citizenship revoked.
Anger Management Class is tomorrow thank God.
Six Priests Rape 55 Children and Church Attorneys Have More Questions for the Plaintiffs (Victims, Now Adults)
Also On calendar for tomorrow June 19, Defendant (the church) filed a stream of Motions to Compel Further Responses in case BC304904, 17 one-page motions filed May 9. In this case 17 plaintiffs from Santa Clara parish in Oxnard, say there “at least 55 childhood victims of sexual abuse by these six priests have come forward.”
Here are the six priests who are involved with BC304904 with quotes from the original case document filed in 2003:
DONALD PATRICK ROEMER
Throughout the 1960s Donald Patrick Roemer was a fixture at Santa Clara Parish as he attended St. John’s Seminary. He began molesting boys in the seminary.
Accusations followed him to Goleta, to Santa barbara to Thousand Oaks.
In 1981 finally a criminal investigation
"During this rampage Donald Patrick Roemer has either been accused of molesting or has admitted to molesting not less than 30 children.”
Came to Santa Clara Parish in 1984 after being removed from a parish in Pacoima, Defendant Doe 3 parish, Finally arrested and charged in 2002 but released thanks to the Stogner decision in the US Supreme Court.
At Catholic Hospital in Camarilla, Defendant Doe 7, and Santa Clara Parish “after molesting children at three different parishes”
Hawthorne - Defendant Doe 4
Maywood - Defendant Doe 5
A parish in Camarillo is Defendant doe 6
"Arrived unannounced at the doorstep of Santa Clara parish in Oxnard in 1976. Soon after he began preying upon the young girls of the community that took him in. Despite complaints being made to the Pastor at Santa Clara about his alcoholism, womanizing, and molesting of young girls, Guerrini was not only allowed to continue at Santa Clara, he was praised by his superiors.
At Santa Clara in Oxnard from 1984 through 1985 and molested numerous children in that short time.
“Hernandez routinely pulled children out of their classes to molest them in his rectory office and elsewhere. “Left Santa Clara and went to Monterey Park and then Our Lady Queen of Angels Junior Seminary from 1987 to 1990.
“Hernandez has been accused of molesting numerous boys up to 2002.”
1977 - 1980 at Santa Clara molested “at least two children and likely many more.”
1981 Appointed Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools for Defendant Archdiocese.
1987 convicted as a criminal child molester. But instead of being removed, he was made Dean of Studies at seminary in San Fernando.
“In this capacity he supervised overnight visits of prospective ninth graders considering entering the priesthood.”
If that's not enough,
Fessard was then transferred to St. Timothy’s, St. Luke’s in Temple City, and St. Gregory’s in Los Angeles by defendant Archdiocese.
“Each time the defendant Archdiocese transferred Fessard to a new parish it did so without ever informing parents or parishioners of the danger he posed, subjecting countless more children to danger.”
MORE FROM BONNE BRIDGES’ BLOND BOMBSHELL’S BOMBARDMENT OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION’S FREEDOM OF RELIGION CLAUSE:
Copy typed from their Motion filed April 9
Third Affirmative Defense:
Anti-entanglement doctrine of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment applicable to all causes of action.
(I don't just want these lawyers to lose, I want them deported. If they are willing to twist the Constitution this way they should be airlifted to Iraq and dropped from a helicopter and left for the insurgents to carry out justice on them.)
“The Complaint is barred by “anti-entanglement doctrine” of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”
Fourth Affirmative Defense
“Clergy malpractice claim barred by the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment applicable to all causes of Action.”
“Plaintiff’s claims constitute allegations of malpractice by a bishop, priest and/or parish that are indistinguishable from the claim of clergy malpractice and are, therefore, barred by the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses . . .’
SO: Bishops, by the very nature of their being bishops (or priests) are above the law, especially when it comes to private things like how you educate children.
(No wonder so many pedophiles became priests. Now I get it. Thanks, Bonne Bridges belles for clarifying that.)
More to Come. . . .