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Tony Auth

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Ah yes, the real “Wild West”, where the “men were men, and the sheep were nervous!”. (In many parts of the west, sheep herds came a long time before cattle ranching took over.) Or, “Brokeback monseigneur”?

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    Some may remember a PA head coach who had heard rumours (for years) that one of his assistant coaches (one who had been winning football games) was abusing boys lured onto campus with promises that they’d learn how to become a college ‘first stringer.’ The president of the university had also heard the rumours. However, Pennsylvania law does NOT require supervisors to inform the police when they hear a rumour that one of their subordinates is committing child abuse, so neither the head coach nor the president were punished (only the assistant coach who had actually abused the boys).


    When the Monsignor heard rumours about a priest he supervised, he also did not report it. But the jury convicted him because the priest wasn’t winning football games for Pennsylvania. The Appeals Court noted that it is NOT a crime in Pennsylvania for a supervisor to fail to report subordinates who are committing abuse, and overturned the conviction. (But the Monsignor is still in jail.)

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 9 months ago

    “And after the time of the writing of these things befell a very sad accident of the like foul nature in this government, this very year, which I shall now relate.

    “There was a youth whose name was Thomas Granger. He was servant to an honest man of Duxbury, being about 16 or 17 years of age. (His father and mother lived at the same time at Scituate.) He was this year detected of buggery, and indicted for the same, with a mare, a cow, two goats, five sheep, two calves and a turkey. Horrible it is to mention, but the truth of the history requires it. He was first discovered by one that accidentally saw his lewd practice towards the mare. (I forbear particulars.) Being upon it examined and committed, in the end he not only confessed the fact with that beast at that time, but sundry times before and at several times with all the rest of the forenamed in his indictment. And this his free confession was not only in private to the magistrates (though at first he strived to deny it) but to sundry, both ministers and others; and afterwards, upon his indictment, to the whole Court and jury; and confirmed it at his execution. And whereas some of the sheep could not so well be known by his description of them, others with them were brought before him and he declared which were they and which were not. And accordingly he was cast by the jury and condemned, and after executed about the 8th of September, 1642. A very sad spectacle it was. For first the mare and then the cow and the rest of the lesser cattle were killed before his face, according to the law, Leviticus xx. 15 and then he himself was executed. The cattle were all cast into a great and large pit that was digged of purpose for them, and no use made of any part of them.” — William Bradford (1590-1657), in his chronicle, Of Plymouth Plantation.

    There is so much that I could say about this story, that I hesitate to start. So I won’t.

  4. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, 9 months ago

    Does anyone actually think the Catholic Church revels in the idea that it has this reputation.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Of course there is a problem. The “Church” failed to understand what the Apostle to the Nations – Paul – said about being celibate. He was by choice but he understood the ramifications of that choice and so he told the congregations in Corinth that it was better to remain celibate if you can BUT because of the temptations of the flesh, the ingrained desire to reproduce and secure the future of the species (though that was not the understanding of the compulsion he had) he advised that each man obtain a wife and each woman obtain a husband in order to not be tempted into “fornication”. Fine.

    Further, Paul admonished Timothy that “in the final days” “The Way” would be altered and the congregations would be misled by false teachings one of which would be “forbidding” certain people from marriage and the eating of specific foods.

    1Cor. 7:2

    1 Tim 4:3

    don’t forget to include context………

    1000 years before Paul was born, a wise King left this thought recorded for our edification.

    “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. 5Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. 6Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?” (Ecc 5:4-6) KJV

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  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    While the one sheep in the ’toon prompted my first comment, the REAL issue, and criminality is the abuse of human children. While the laws against bestiality go back a long way, it was Paul, who never actually met Jesus except in a “vision” who wrote, or influenced, most of the New Testament, and essentially created the new religion. Too bad so many “fundamentalists” still remain so xenophobic (fear or hatred of strangers, foreigners, or “others”) in their interpretation of that faith.

  8. bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, 9 months ago

    At the top of the Catholic church it has always been about money and power and sex.

  9. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 9 months ago

    @bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, “…. money and power and sex.”


    You bet; THEY know how to get things done.

  10. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The new Pope has said some good things but has still not been able to say a word about or respond to the repercussions about the repeated sexual assault of children.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Ah, the true fool and his ignorance, and vitriol, are never parted, so how (or why) DOES he suffer himself?

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