Sunday, March 28, 2010

Priest Never Punished by Pope Used the god-Trap to Sexually Abuse Deaf Boys in Wisconsin

     Some of the survivors of the sexual abuse perpetrated by Father Lawrence Murphy, who was spared defrocking by Pope Benedict XVI's Vatican office in the 1990s are speaking out. 

     If you are one of the people still giving money to the Catholic Church, still giving your undying devotion to the pope and the ecclesial system that has tried to bury this sex scandal for generations, you need to listen to every victim's story.  This is the system that you finance and empower.

     It's tragically apparent that Father Murphy (I can still respectfully call him Father, since the pope never defrocked him.) and so many like him used their priestly power as an intermediary between children and the Catholic god to prey upon the trust and sexual naivety of children.  In Murphy's case, the victims include about 200 boys at St. John's School for the Deaf outside Milwaukee.

     Steve Geier, now 51:
     Geier said when he told Murphy what was happening was wrong, the priest replied, "Oh, yes. God sent me. This is confession.  Father Murphy put everything into the context of God," Geier said through a sign-language interpreter Thursday. "I felt like I was really brainwashed."
     Geier shook his fist in anger as he talked to The Associated Press about Muprhy. "I can't believe (the pope) can be so stupid," Geier said. "He is supposed to be doing God's work and yet abusing children is in direct conflict with that. ... Where is God's punishment for Father Murphy abusing all those boys? Is that kind of behavior acceptable to God?"
     It's the kind of behavior that is apparently acceptable to the Vicar of Christ, Hypocrite Ben, who spared the rod and spoiled the pedophile-priest.

     Arthur Budzinski, now 61:
     At the age of 12, he asked Murphy to hear his confession. Instead, Budzinski said, the priest took him into a closet under the stairs and sexually assaulted him. There were two other assaults in Murphy's bedroom and Budzinski's bed in his dormitory room, he said.  "It seemed like my father would be walking into a trap every time," said Gigi Budzinski, his 26-year-old daughter who interpreted his sign language.
     A trap indeed!  That is how sexual predators operate.  They groom victims, friends, family, coworker, and entire communities setting their sexual traps.  Confession is the perfect opportunity, as a priest-predator not only has his victim trapped in a confined space, but also trapped within the confines of guilt and fear that their god is condemning them to hell.  The victim is vulnerable to whatever Father orders, for Catholics are taught to venerate, trust, and obey their priestly fathers.

     Donald Marshall, now 45:
     ...said Murphy visited him several times a week at the center, where he was sent at age 13 for burglary. Marshall said the abused happened when the priest visited the boy while he was isolated in a cell after a fight.  "He was sitting on my bed, reading the Bible to me, and he put his hand on my knee," Marshall said. "He leaned over and started kissing me. That's when he tried to put his hand down my pants."
     Scripture and tradition are the Catholic way, tradition of abusing others with scripture that is

     The AP article goes on to state:
     One of the documents, written by the Rev. Thomas Brundage of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and dated October 1997, said some of Murphy's assaults began in the confessional, where he began by asking the boys about their being circumcised. Brundage said at least 100 boys were involved.  "Odds are that this situation may very well be the most horrendous, number-wise, and especially because these are physically challenged, vulnerable people," Brundage wrote.
     This is just one more reason for Catholics to stop mutilating their infant son's genitalia.  Why do Catholics continue this barbaric and unnecessary ritual?  They are not Jewish.  There is no Catholic soteriological need for circumcision, yet they keep putting their beloved boys (who are supposedly perfectly formed in god's image) through this painful and mutilating practice.  Oh, but it's for hygiene purposes.  Why aren't the uncircumcised dropping over dead by the millions because of their dangerous foreskin?  Why are women still having sex with them around the world?  Catholics strip their boys of their protective layers from the start, physically and sexually.
     Budzinski said that when he was 26, he and two others victimized by Murphy went to police. E. Michael McCann, then the Milwaukee County district attorney, said his office couldn't file charges because the six-year statute of limitations had run out.
     The law here is ridiculous.  Statute of limitations concerning sexual assault and rape are asinine, as if a child or an adult who has been victimized is supposed to be able to work through the trauma and psychological shattering that such abuse causes on some sort of prescribed time frame.  "If you miss your window, too bad.  We'll just let the perpetrator continue to abuse others, but we're not responsible.  You should have told us sooner."

     So, the perpetrator is let off the hook, by the civil authorities and by Pope Ben.  Now isn't that a god and church in which you want to believe and offer your undying obedience and devotion?  If you do, don't be surprised when it's your child, sibling, nephew, cousin, or friend who's being abused or the one working through it as an adult. 

     Of course, you can always blame the victim.  Condemn them for leaving the church and seeing through the facade of your god.  That's much easier, and with your god and Gospel According to Hate on your side, you can ensure that innocent children and vulnerable adults will continue to be sexually assaulted, raped, and exploited in your god's name for generations to come.

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Christopher said...

Well said...the rampant & protected abuse by this cult needs to stopped at all costs! This just sickens me that people continue to turn a blind eye and like the sheep they are continue to follow some fucking pedo protecting, dress wearing, self proclaimed "holy father"...unbelieveable!

Heretic Tom said...

I agree. Did you see Dawkins' reasons for why the pope should not resign? I just posted on it. Fantastic!

Christopher said...

Thanks Tom! Will read when I have the time.