Shock after Dutch priest endorses pedophilia

<b>The Dutch Catholic Church and the Salesian order are investigating
revelations that a Salesian priest served on the board of a group that
promotes pedophilia with the full knowledge of his boss.

The order's top official in the Netherlands, Delegate Herman Spronck,
confirmed in a statement that the priest - identified by RTL Nieuws as
73-year-old "Father Van B." - served on the board of "Martijn," a group
that campaigns to end the Dutch ban on adult-child sex.

The group is widely reviled but not outlawed.

"Of course we reject this and distance ourselves from this personal
initiative" on the part of the priest, Spronck said in a statement.
"Membership in such organizations does not fit with the ethos of the
Salesian order."

However, Spronck's own superior in Belgium said he will investigate both
Spronck and Van B., after both men were quoted by RTL Nieuws as saying
such relationships aren't always harmful.

In a second interview, RTL quoted Spronck as saying he was aware of Van
B.'s pedophilia and membership in Martijn, and even of two instances
where the priest had been fined by police for exposing himself in
public. But he said he didn't think that was sufficient reason to ban
him from the order."</b>


Still far too many creepy perverts out there

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RE: Still far too many creepy perverts out there
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This time I don't see the relevance of your response to M_H.

It's a legit news story that goes much deeper than an individual case.
Netherlands/sex; Dutch Church; remained at his post; etc.

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RE: Relevance

anything to do with pedophiles, almost always about pedophiles.

Many of M_H posts have a pedophile theme.

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(NT) Yes, we've all noticed.
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Of course there is no relevance

That's the point.

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(NT) Wow, kind of protective there huh?
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RE: Wow, kind of protective there huh?

Protective of whom, or is it who?

How so?...i thought I was giving him more ammo in his pursuit of perverts.

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such relationships aren't always harmful

Even if it's true, how are you going to tell which child will be harmed and which will not?

Let children be children. They will be adults a long time. Feel this about child beauty pagents as well. I've seen heels on babies that aren't even walking yet.


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The child beauty pagents thing

Is really a disturbing thing.
More about the mother, not the daughter.

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Those things creeped me out....

.....long before Jon-Benet.

If you haven't seen "Little Miss Sunshine," rent it. It's a comedy but there's a child beauty pageant in it. Yeesh.

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A few years ago,

We had a Puerto Rican police officer fired for receiving/distribution of child porn. One of the the things this guy was known to do before his arrest was that he video taped a lot of Puerto Rican little miss pageants. He always said he was working on a "cultural heritage" thing. They do leave clues to what they are doing.

I'm still surprised in the world today with the internet, that a creepy pervert sub culture hasn't been exposed surrounding this pageants.

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Because of the children

I suspect a lot is not made public knowledge, even when arrests are made.

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RE: video taped a lot of Puerto Rican little miss pageants.

he video taped a lot of Puerto Rican little miss pageants. He always said
he was working on a "cultural heritage" thing. They do leave clues to
what they are doing.

Please explain how that is a "clue",

clue.....A piece of evidence or information used in the detection of a crime or solving of a mystery.

Suppose you attended little miss pageants, to videotape people that were taking videos of the pageant, would you/should you be just as much of a suspect?

Why not, that would be a clue wouldn't it?

I heard a joke about a temperance member going to bars to search out drinkers.

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Carrie Nation

Carrie Amelia Moore Nation (November 25, 1846 - June 9, 1911) was a member of the temperance movement, which opposed alcohol in pre-Prohibition America. She is particularly noteworthy for promoting her viewpoint through vandalism. On many occasions Nation would enter an alcohol-serving establishment and attack the bar with a hatchet. She has been the topic of numerous books, articles and even an opera.
Nation was a large woman, almost 6 feet (180 cm) tall and weighing
175 pounds (79 kg) and of a somewhat stern countenance. She described
herself as "a bulldog running along at the feet of Jesus, barking at what He doesn't like",[1] and claimed a divine ordination to promote temperance by smashing up bars.
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the one I'm talking about

used to go in and drink, then come out and talk about all the drunks in the bar.

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Good one!

Another one, who did it properly, at Mt 9 and Mr 2. Happy
His own comment at Mt 11:16-19.

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I'm curious

How many members here actually look up referenced scriptures if they aren't quoted also in the post?

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Child beauty pageants:

Perfectly legal; "cute"; beneficial to the winners- and no doubt part of the pedophile's motivating forces and porn collection. Sad And for what?

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