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St Louis Archbishop ‘I Didn’t Know it Was Illegal for Priests to Have Sex With Children’

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Posted: 15 Jun 2014 08:00 PM PDT

A St Louis archbishop embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal has claimed he didn’t know it was illegal for priests to have sex with children in the 1980s, according to a court deposition released on Monday.Archbishop Robert Carlson, who was chancellor of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul at the time, was deposed as part of a sexual abuse lawsuit in Minnesota involving the archdiocese and the Diocese of Winona.

In a testimony filmed last month and released by the St. Paul law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates, the Catholic archbishop was asked whether he had known it was a crime for an adult to engage in sex with a child.

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Branson Hunter

(This story was posted by Cactus Thorn contributor Branson Hunter)

"The ends do not justify the means." If you use illegal mean to accomplish a legal and even desirable result, the good result does not make the bad means you used justifiable.


  1. Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

    What is the point of this article on this website? Really? And let me guess Humanists don’t screw little boys…. They wait until they are of the age of consent right?

    You want to play that shit? OK Let the games begin.

  2. Are we over medicated today?

  3. Dan OBrien Dan OBrien says:

    We first do not live in St. Louis… So this would not be considered local. This is old news so it could not be considered topical. It was put up to incite and anger.

  4. Larry Briggs Larry Briggs says:

    It’s certainly not an “Irreverent Barb on Desert Politics”.

  5. ironman ironman says:

    These maggots should be hung by the b–ls!

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