Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Foley Not Making Excuses
Except every single one he can think of in the limited time before justice is hopefully served. He was an alcoholic... he was abused by an unammed clergyman of an unnamed denomination (Foley claims to be Catholic). Next, he will have been abducted by space aliens and probed, thus creating a scar that stayed with him through his many years and prompted him to send patently obscene messages to young male congressional pages. From Foley's lawyer:
"Mark does not blame the trauma he sustained as a young adolescent for his totally inappropriate" e-mails and instant messages, Roth said. "He continues to offer no excuse whatsoever for his conduct."
Are they serious, or trying to be (not) funny? So now not only is Foley a wannabe child molester, he's insulting the trauma alcoholics go through, and libeling an entire church in a frenzied attempt to get as many excuses out to the public as possible. Even for a Representative, the allure of power can be too much. You're guilty of one thing in particular Mr. Foley, a drunkeness not borne of alcohol, but of power. You, like some in the past, were caught with your hand in the proverbial cookie jar. Fess up, admit to your problem, admit you're a scoundrel and a fool. Is there anyone on your list left to betray?

Update (Same Day):

Pro Ecclesia * Pro Familia * Pro Civitate also has some good commentary on Foley's clerical accusation.

Conservative Culture blames the Church... not only for Foley, but seemingly for the Amish shooting, and just about everything that ails the world.

Update (10/05/06):

My goodness, it seems religious bigotry is once again on the rise in America.

Comments on "Foley Not Making Excuses"

 

Anonymous Conservative Culture said ... (3:07 PM) : 

I was not blaming the 'church' for the worlds ills. Rather, I was pointing to the culture which has been corrupted. The cover up of bad behavior is not new... from the leadership in Washington, to the leadership of the 'church' (in general) to middle America.

What seems to be an increasing problem of abuse at all levels it makes one wonder: What will the next generation be like... for the abused often become abusers?

I agree with your comment on my post. Glad that it has come out. Perhaps it will be good for the church and Washington to clean house. People have a right to expect more.

But again. Until people in churches and in America start having better discernment we will continue to see such men in power... I don't think the Dems should get too proud... they already know of their own who do such things and do nothing.

 

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