The former chaplain of the Miami Dolphins is accused of molesting a teenage boy over a five-year period in the 1970s.
[Rev. Donald] Walk worked as a priest at St. James Catholic Church during the same years as the Rev. Anthony Mercieca, who is now implicated in the sexual abuse of former Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was a teenage altar boy.
Poor bastard (huge fair-used slabs of the story here, since the details of the abuse of power are so vivid. Now we know who really wired up the bomb, eh?
The suspect arrested for allegedly holding hostages at Sen. Hillary Clinton's New Hampshire presidential campaign headquarters claimed a history of abuse at the hands of a priest, who has since been defrocked amid allegations of sexually abusing young men.
[Ex-Mayor of Waterbury] Philip Giordano entered pleas to four counts of first-degree sexual assault and four counts of conspiracy to commit sexual assault, charges based on allegations that he paid a crack-addicted prostitute to bring her 8-year-old daughter and 10-year-old niece to him for oral sex.
And, my goodness, the stenographers at AP somehow manage to get through the entire article without mentioning Giordano's party affiliation: Read more about Yet another authoritarian perv
A reading from the book of Haggard, chapter 2, verse 1...
Victims' advocates who dogged the Roman Catholic Church over sex abuse by its clergy have now turned their attention to Southern Baptists.
The group is accusing America's largest Protestant denomination of also failing to root out molesters.
Yes, Denny the Hutt is still in action, and apparently believes he's a draw for Republican candidates. No doubt he is.
[Hastert] recently endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, signaling that he may play a public role in the former Massachusetts governor's campaign, at least in helping court Chicago-area donors.
[C&L readers, welcome! The United Arab Emirates post you expected is here.]
The House on Friday overhauled the board supervising its teenage pages, responding to a scandal that left youngsters vulnerable to a lawmaker's sexual come-ons and helped Democrats win control of Congress.
It was really wrong of me to ask whether all the megachurch "pastors" gay, or only some of them. Christianists, can you ever forgive me? Because some of the megachuch pastors are child abusers, too (via memeorandum): Read more about Yet another Republican Christianist child abuser (though not yet in rehab)
Does anyone else think this stinks? From ABC's KGO affilliate in, erm, San Francisco:
[Democratic] Representative Howard Berman: "The most important contribution this report makes, and it does it well, is to tell the story of what happened."
And then Berman refused to take any questions.
The committee wrote it "...was disturbed by the conduct of some of those who dealt with allegations of Foley's behavior.
Of course, that's true about Republicans in general, on any subject whatever, including Iraq, but in this case we're talking about the Ethics committee report on Republican Foley's pedophilia:
Foley panel: GOP didn't protect pages
The panel said it discovered a pattern of conduct among many "to remain willfully ignorant of the potential consequences" of Foley's conduct.
You learn something new every day, don't you?
I wonder what they all talked about round the family dinner table... Read more about I didn't know Mark Foley (R-Neverland) was a Bush family friend
Just a little reminder for all you kids playing at home: be sure to make Mike one of your daily stops. He's got a version of the now Infamous List up, you remember, the one some gay activists have been sending to all kinds of fundie and winger groups, reminding them how many of the heroes in the hallowed halls are faggots? Read more about Required Reading: Closet Case Edition