TV News LIES

Friday, Jul 31st

Last update11:23:35 PM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Celebrity friar says pedophile victims seduce priests and coaches

Celebrity friar says pedophile victims seduce priests and coaches

E-mail Print PDF

Fatherbenedict.com Father Benedict Groeschel Critics blasted a nationally renowned Catholic priest Thursday for his outrageous claim that underage victims of pedophiles such as Jerry Sandusky and rogue priests are sometimes the seducers.

In an interview with the National Catholic Register, the Rev. Benedict Groeschel, former head of the Office of Spiritual Development for the Archdiocese of New York, appalled victims rights advocates when he offered sympathy for disgraced ex-Penn State coach Sandusky and suggested that first-time sexual predators deserved no jail time.

“It’s disgusting,” said David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

“It’s wrong to demonize children who were raped, and it’s even worse to turn it around and turn the victims into the villains,” said Clohessy. “This is not only backward and wrong, but hurtful and counterproductive.”

Groeschel, a Franciscan friar and longtime Catholic radio and television host, made his comments during a seemingly routine sitdown with the religious publication timed to the 25th anniversary of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, the religious order he founded.

For some reason, Groeschel launched into his disturbing remarks about child sex abuse.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Fiat Chrysler hit with $105M fine by NHTSA over failed recalls

Fiat=Chrysler finedFiat Chrysler was officially hit with a record $105 million penalty by the U.S. Department of...

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars Following Jeep Hacking Incident

Jeep recallFiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just...

US preparing to release convicted Israeli spy Pollard

PollardThe Obama administration is preparing to release Jonathan Pollard, a U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of...

Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

Shell OilThe Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!