many of the lawsuits against catholic dioceses was put on hold yesterday by the pennsylvania state supreme court. it stems form 17 sex abuse cases filed against the catholic archdiocese of philadelphia with alleged crimes dating back to 1957. a common pleas judge threw out the cases because the allegations were so old that the statutue of limitations had run out. a panel of superior courrt judges in philadelphia agreed. the setback is the state supreme courts decision in which the court refused to hear an appeal of the superior court decision. davis clohessy, national director of survivors network of those abused by priests said that this is a setback for public safety, a victory for child molesters and a relief for duplicitous bishops. the cases were filed against the diocese that covered up the molestations rather than against the individual priests. the victims claim that the diocese coverup of the molestations were only uncovered recently and should be allowed...but no that makes too much sense. "obviously we're very pleased" was the response of rev. ronald lengwin, pittsburgh catholic diocese spokesman. i guess saying something like "thank god we got away with it" or "in your face victims" was probably turned down as the response but that what his response meant. they (the cases) will now have to be looked at on a one by one to see if they fall within the narrow legal parameters set up by this lead case in philadelphia. i know what the law says but when i tell you that pennsylvania is run by the churches and the elderly you know i'm speaking the truth. theses archaic laws not only protect the molesters but they protect those who aid and abet them too. you true christians can now sleep peacefully knowing that you collection money will not go to the victims so greviously injured by these priests who were known and still protected by the bishops and cardinals. i hope the church at least buys condoms for the priests with this windfall.
by the way, yesterday was my 150th post. i know that the entire world awaits my words of wisdom every morning and most of you already knew this, having kept a count on your headboards. please send all congratulatory donations to my local catholic church where i will now be going for massages and the occasional happy ending.
ok guys, the weekend is upon us so LADIES AND GENTLEMEN..START YOUR PARTYING.