Time to Get the .45 Millstones Ready
But a Well Aimed .22 Will Do
Michael Wempe’s trial started yesterday. You may have missed the news and I’m sure you won’t read about it in your diocesan newspaper. What? You never heard of Michael Wempe? Well, thank God you never heard of him 20 or 30 years ago, especially if you were a prepubescent boy, back when “Father Mike” was working his way through his flock of victims. The ex-priest escaped a dozen other charges due to the statute of limitations, but is facing 16 years in prison if convicted on the current offenses.
Down the hall in the same courthouse, Michael Baker, or yeah, another former “Father Mike,” was being arraigned on eight counts of molesting an 11-year-old boy. The cops arrested Baker at LAX after he got off a plane from Thailand, aka “pervert paradise.” Baker was one of the priests that Cardinal (gag) Mahoney admitted to shuffling around the diocese AFTER learning of his proclivities for child abuse. Mahoney has since apologized. I’m sure the victims felt a whole lot better after hearing that!
Marital love – as in sexual intercourse – is a Godly gift and a sacramental privilege. I have nothing but loathing and disgust for anyone who would steal the innocence of a child and likely ruin their full appreciation of the sex act for the rest of their lives.
In my view, a modern application of the Lord’s words, about throwing into the depths of the sea with a millstone tied around the neck of anyone who would mislead a child, is in order. I say give them a fair trial and if found guilty, they’re taken into a field and given one shot to the head. Sorry. You’d do the same thing to a rabid dog, right? Call me brutal, call me a Neanderthal, but child abuse is an incurable disease and caveman justice is in order. All the Megan’s Laws in the world will not protect children from these predators.
And while I’m on the subject, does the U.S. have an extradition treaty with the Vatican? There’s a cardinal (gag) over there who needs to be brought back here to face accessory-after-the-fact charges.