During his depositions concerning more sexual abuse allegations within his diocese in Saint Louis, Missouri, Archbishop Robert Carlson states that he did not realize that sexual abuse against children?is wrong and that he doesn’t know when he knew it was wrong. Yes, y’all read that right:
HE DIDN’T KNOW.?
Covering His Own Ass?
This person sits and says that he doesn’t even know if he knew as far back as the 1970s that pedophilia?was wrong. However, in 1984, there were letters written by him, discussing the ramifications of this very thing. When asked about those letters from 1984, he had this to say:
?I’m not sure if I did or didn’t. (know)”
However, in the letter from 1984, he wrote about the parents of the child considering legal action and possibly going to the police.
He personally never went to the police, even when a priest admitted such behavior to him.
Archbishop Carlson’s role in all of this was to investigate the claims of sexual abuse. However, how could he do such a job without the knowledge that it was and is wrong to commit these acts?with children?
According to his testimony, he didn’t recall conversations concerning sexual abuse cases in the 1980s to the mid 1990s.
He also kept saying that he didn’t know that it was wrong to sexually abuse children, never mind illegal.
What He Forgets.
Perhaps this Archbishop needs to return to his seminary training and review what Jesus said concerning children.
In Matthew 18:6, Jesus had this to say:
“If anyone causes any of these little ones those who trust in me to fall into sin, it would be better for him to have a limestone tied around his neck and for him to be cast into the deepest lake.”
In Mark 9:43, also:
“But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone hung around your neck.”
And, finally, in Luke 17:2:
“It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around your neck than to cause one of these little ones to fall into sin.”
**Due to sexual crimes taking the innocence of children and destroying it, that is what is meant by sin in this case. It does not mean that the children are to blame or at fault, but that their innocence is stolen. All of these are verses that follow Jesus urging those to suffer the little children. **?
This is one of those things that is mentioned three times in the Gospels, yet he didn’t know? How could he not?know that it was wrong? How could he not know it was illegal?
To say that he didn’t know shows that he lacks serious morals and should not be in a position of spiritual leadership or any position at all.
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