The news is out: [WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for childhood victims alleging sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy said Wednesday he has turned up the names of 12 New Jersey priests who were not previously disclosed on lists the church released.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian represents 22 men and 8 women who say they were abused as children by New Jersey priests and that the names of 12 of the accused aren’t on lists of more than 180 priests the church released earlier this year.
Garabedian said he was coming forward Wednesday for the sake of “transparency” and so other victims “know they’re not alone.”
He stood alongside Robert Hoatson, who is the president and co-founder of the victim counseling organization Road to Recovery. Hoatson, who had previously said he was abused while involved in a Catholic religious order, said Wednesday he had also been abused by a now deceased priest in the Archdiocese of Newark who was among the dozen Garabedian identified.
Hoatson said he was coming forward to help other victims.
“I didn’t turn my back on the Church. The Church turned its back on me and other victims. You never go back to the one that abused or the people that abused you. It’s not a safe place,” he said.]
Now we can understand better what God meant when he wrote Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
And Luke 18:16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Just like absurdities in the bible, the problem of pedophilia in religion is bottomless. So many layers that the ultimate truth will never be reached. More lives have been destroyed by religion than any other disaster, in the history of mankind.