I came across two stories in the news today about Roman Catholic priests behaving badly. The first story covered a priest in Oregon who pleaded guilty to molesting a boy he invited to his house for a sleepover. Both the 47-year-old priest and the 12-year-old boy told authorities that the priest, Angel Armando Perez, gave him a beer while they watched movies.
The boy eventually fell asleep, but woke up later to find the priest fondling him while taking pictures of him with a cellphone. The horrified boy then ran from the house with Perez chasing after him. Neighbors came to the boy’s rescue and took the boy to his sister’s home.
Perez admitted he had been drinking heavily that night and claimed he didn’t remember what happened after the movie. He was arrested in August 2012 and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, DUI, furnishing alcohol to a minor, using a minor in a display of sexual conduct, and evidence tampering for deleting the explicit photos from his phone.
He pled guilty to the first three charges yesterday and prosecutors agreed to drop the last two charges. Perez was subsequently sentenced to serve more than six years in prison. The Archdiocese of Portland which employed him has had a history of sexually abusive priests and have paid tens of millions of dollars in restitution in the past.
Now we move from the Northwest to the Northeast for the second story. Roman Catholic priest Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 61, was indicted in January for taking part in a methamphetamine ring covering both the east and west coasts. He served in the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, until his suspension for sexual behavior toward other men. Many of the parishioners were shocked when the charges came out.
Not only was he a meth addict, but he was running an adult video store at the same time. He pled guilty today to the drug charges and agreed to serve 11-14 years in prison.
So why does this bad behavior continue in the Roman Catholic system all over the world? It’s because the whole system is corrupt and has been from its start in the 300s AD. Sure the RCC claims they are Christian and are founded on Peter the apostle, but they’re lying and their deeds prove it. Priests continue to have affairs with women, sleep with other men, molest children, get drunk, abuse drugs, and more because they are part of a pagan system which is of the world. The bad behavior is part of their culture. If they were truly part of God’s kingdom, such behavior would not be tolerated, covered up, and promoted in their ranks behind closed doors.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 2 Peter 2
Harry A. Gaylord