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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:06 PM
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Priest Sentenced on Molestation Charge in Wyo. Involving Beatings, Torture
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Priest Sentenced on Molestation Charge in Wyo. Case Involving Alleged Ritual Beatings, Torture

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A priest accused of molesting a teenage boy has pleaded no contest in the case, but argues that he committed the acts in question for spiritual reasons and not sexual gratification, his lawyer said Sunday.

During an investigation, authorities learned that Jablonowski regularly took men to the church basement, asking them to strip naked before they were gagged, blindfolded and hung upside down from the ceiling, Platte County prosecutor Eric Alden told The Denver Post in Sunday's editions. snip

According to Alden, the men's genitals were manipulated to induce pain while they prayed. He could not be reached for comment Sunday.

Laird said his client could not talk about the rituals, citing an oath of confidentiality concerning prayer and confession.

The activities were not sexual, and were tied to a legitimate practice of penance and redemptive suffering, Laird said. Several people testified they found the prayers spiritual - not sexual - in nature.

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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:38 PM
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1. Finally...
A post that defies comment.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:50 PM
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2. his own personal version of opus dei (sp)?
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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:54 PM
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3. And the evangelicals want to spread Christianity ?
I know they dislike Catholics too but they are still Christians.
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:01 PM
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4. oh god..oh god..oh god.......................,sure its spiritual.
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despairing optimist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:23 PM
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5. The Passion of the Priest
Sounds like a good sequel. Eh, Mel? Whaddya think? Add in a woodchipper as divine inspiration.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:28 PM
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6. Two bits he was a wingnut!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:32 PM
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7. I'll bet a dollar three eighty the guy is just as nutty as junior
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