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Anti-gay Catholic bishop steps aside under allegations of sexual abuse

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt, who in 2010 advised a parishioner to reject her gay son or suffer eternal damnation, has stepped down from public ministry due to allegations that he inappropriately touched a young boy on the buttocks during a photo session a year earlier.

Archbishop John Nienstedt

Archbishop John Nienstedt

The announcement is the latest blow to an archdiocese that has faced intense scrutiny since a former employee went public with claims that church leaders mishandled sexual abuse allegations.

In a letter posted on the archdiocese’s website, Nienstedt said he is accused of touching the boy during a photo session following a confirmation ceremony in 2009. Confirmation is a Roman Catholic sacrament in which a person becomes a full adult in the eyes of the church.

Nienstedt said he learned of the accusation over the weekend and doesn’t know who is making the claim.

“I presume he is sincere in believing what he claims, but I must say that this allega tion is absolutely and entirely false,” Nienstedt wrote. “I have never once engaged in any inappropriate contact with a minor.”

Nienstedt had already been facing public calls for his resignation. In recent months, police have launched investigations into several abuse claims and Nienstedt’s top deputy stepped down.

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On Sunday, Nienstedt went before two services at a suburban Minneapolis church to apologize for the mess, telling parishioners: “I am here to apologize for the indignation that you justifiably feel. You deserve better.”

Nienstedt was a polarizing figure in Minnesota even before the clergy abuse scandal flared. Some of the archdiocese’s 825,000 Catholics were angered in 2010 after he mailed out a DVD against gay marriage, and angered again in 2012 after the church spent $650,000 in a failed effort to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

Nienstedt referenced critics in his letter Tuesday, saying he has “taken strong stands on the moral teachin gs of the Church and been criticized for it.” He added: “I am a sinner, but my sins do not include any kind of abuse of minors.”

Associated Press contributed to this report.
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  1. wonder how many lives he’s ruined during his tenure

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:46pm
  2. go figure.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:46pm
  3. Yep just about says it all really. A bigoted closeted self hater, hides behind a fictional being and abuses children. He makes me sick to my stomach. Gay people wont rot in hell for loving another adult of the same sex. Child abuser will. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-the-2014-Olympic-2018-world-cup-sponsors/610725992281537

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:46pm
  4. Have you heard Adam Lambert's "Outlaws of Love" listen to the lyrics, he's got a point...

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:12pm
  5. There is no hell. The hell is a Christian and Islamic fiction.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:19pm
  6. There is no hell. The hell is a Christian and Islamic fiction.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:19pm
  7. Don't be knocking the belief in God..there are some of us who DO believe in Him!!!!! Instead, go after jerks like this fake "Christian"!!!!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:52am
  8. How is it that you want Christians to be tolerant of your lifestyle but you refuse to show us the same Tolerance works both ways you know.Also you will find out that there is a God when you stand before him after death so you might want to tone down the whole God is a mythical being if i were you you will be held accountable for EVERYTHING you say and do

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:56am
  9. William Andrew Mackie - you speak of tolerance and then show that your not tolerant at all. How many Christians are tolerant of someone who isn't Christian or straight? I was raised in the church and on the whole, most of them aren't very tolerant. How many self confessed "good" Christians turn out to be bigots, pedophiles, killers etc. The statistics show that 85% of inmates in America's jails are Christian - what does that tell you? Add the Church sex scandal to this and you get a picture of an organisaiton that is not good or moral! If you want people to be tolerant of you, you have to be tolerant of them. As for hell/heaven - live your life as a good person and you don't have to worry about such things.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:19am
  10. THERE IS NO GOD, the bible was written by a group of drunken priest over 100 years after Jesus was supposed to walk the earth. The main point of the bible was to keep women in their place. If you really believe this book then you believe in incest, child murder and slavery. All are in the bible! The truth is Christians and other religious groups persecute anyone they deem different. You do not follow the words of your god when he talks about acceptance and love, but will follow him when you want to put someone else down. If you choose to believe that is your right BUT do not force the rest of humanity to follow in your belief. If your GOD exists then he is doing a really crappy job and puts child molesters in charge of his work on earth, think about that!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:31am
  11. What Robert Trimmer said.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:13am
  12. AGAIN…..Damn…..

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:47pm
  13. wow!..ain’t that a SHOCKER?….lol

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:47pm
  14. so according to him its ok to touch young boys but not be gay. What a total douche bag!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:47pm
  15. anti gay..pro pedophile…..That’s what God wants…yeah

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:48pm
  16. I have a cross and a hill for him

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:48pm
  17. Disgusting….

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:48pm
  18. good

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:48pm
  19. sharing-

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:48pm
  20. #FUCKWAD

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:50pm
  21. Gasp!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:50pm
  22. D-BAG and not of the highest order either since he’s only a bishop.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:50pm
  23. Hypocrite!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:51pm
  24. LOL Another one????? Doesn’t surprise me.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:52pm
  25. Freak!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:53pm
  26. Of course he does.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:53pm
  27. Tekoa Coultas

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:54pm
  28. I hate child rapist who are homophobic bigots!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:55pm
  29. i hope the woman embraced her son and found peace in doing so…

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:55pm
  30. Hater.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:57pm
  31. He hasn’t been convicted nor have allegations been confirmed. He simply has to voluntarily be on leave during investigation per policy. It will be interesting to see how this turns out as he seems pretty sure of himself that he is innocent. And for the record, I am gay.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:58pm
  32. Rot in your hell you claim gays are going to. Asshole.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:58pm
  33. Figures…..pedophile.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:58pm
  34. Is just me or are all these religious freaks ALWAYS in the end being caught for some sort of sexual misconduct or crime????

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:59pm
  35. Allegations are totally false? So why does he step down???

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:59pm
  36. Another fuck bites the dust…yea!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:01pm
  37. Fn,hypocrite…

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:01pm
  38. Eww..And they talk abt homosexuality!..very pathetic pedophiles..

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:02pm
  39. fuckin predator! makes me sick they stand behind an God and pose as a trusted being. These types will burn in hell more than anyone else

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:03pm
  40. Sexual abuse of a young boy by a bishop? There’s a shocker.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:03pm
  41. Those who cry out the loudest are the ones who have something to hide.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:04pm
  42. fucking pedophile

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:05pm
  43. not surprised!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:07pm
  44. ooops — another one!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:08pm
  45. Should anyone be surprised?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:09pm
  46. Paedophiles preaching against homosexuality; oh what a fucking shocker!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:09pm
  47. So he told some lady to reject her gay son while he was sucking little boys’ peters? I’d like to pack his asshole full of black powder & light it.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:10pm
  48. Surprise surprise.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:12pm
  49. Jesus Christ! GDMF hypocrisy at it’s ugliest! This bastard needs to be taught a lesson!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:12pm
  50. Too bad we can’t clone him & kill him again & again & again & again…..until the end of time or his god returns – whichever comes first.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:12pm
  51. How many boys has this perv molested?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:16pm
  52. Well, they are doing the right thing by allowing the community outside the Church to investigate….Good for them…!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:18pm
  53. Often those who fight most against gays are fighting their own battle with their sexuality. Of course he is worse than your average hater because he is abusing his position and abusing young boys.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:18pm
  54. Asshole

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:20pm
  55. Yeah right !

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:21pm
  56. UM HELL NO, there is no “stepping aside,” he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. of homosexuality were illegal he would push for punishment against us…. but of course he can not see through the log in his eye!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:25pm
  57. Shocking! not.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:27pm
  58. can anyone say guilty?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:27pm
  59. Oh yes, here we go again, someone is bound to make the homosexual/sexual offender/pedophile remarks again; as gay/and pedophile are the same. NOT!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:29pm
  60. im pretty sure god would damn you for rejecting your child that for loving him because he is gay

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:30pm
  61. Go away you pig!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:33pm
  62. I’m a gay. I am worried that I will never get the chance to live life to open in Pakistan. I was a corporal injuries I do not see any way to your helplessness if one does funny if everyone who can help me.
    What a crime to be gay? . I do not see any way out other than suicide if I do not commit suicide because they were gay, I would be a hit.Please could you let me into your country. I can not marry a boy living in Pakistan. I can not live openly and frankly I can not work. I read every right to live if I was male. Please please please help me
    I assure you and I will meet your expectations in every way
    Thanks
    Sufyan meraj

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:34pm
  63. Btw trying to learn from our Pope!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:34pm
  64. Homosexuality is wrong… but fondling little kids is just fine. Yeah, Fucking right. Pervert.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:34pm
  65. I’ll trust the process~

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:37pm
  66. Karma is a bitch. Gotta love it!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:38pm
  67. Go figure. These creeps used to get away with this. At least this S.O.B. has been put on notice.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:40pm
  68. Good riddance asshole!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:41pm
  69. these are allegations, I wouldn’t think they would be true, even know this stuff has tended to happen in the Catholic area doesn’t mean its true. Archbishop is also a very tall spot of the line, and would be monitored often, so even if he wanted to have sexual relations, the chance of getting caught is really high.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:43pm
  70. another one. Forgive them Lord!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:48pm
  71. Doesn’t that figure!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:49pm
  72. A sin to be gay according to the church but molesting kids is ok this is why i dont go to church anymore.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:49pm
  73. Bloody priests having chats with their god and wearing dresses, telling us well adjusted folk that Gay People and anyone else who doesn’t fit their ideals are an abomination and they’re the ones molesting young innocent children and hiding it grr makes me so bloody angry >:O

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:50pm
  74. mite (or speck)
    log
    eye
    I’m sure you get my point.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:50pm
  75. That’s a guilty face

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:50pm
  76. Karma

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:51pm
  77. Burn in ..ll

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:52pm
  78. Burn in ..ll

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:52pm
  79. Hey look everyone! Yet another pederast PREACHER!!!!! Tell the world everyone! Lets start turning the tables on these haters. Don’t worry, you guys can forgive him if you want to…. I will not. Do the world a favor John Nienstedt…. go find somewhere to bury your dirty pederast body. Hypocrite.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:53pm
  80. Hey look everyone! Yet another pederast PREACHER!!!!! Tell the world everyone! Lets start turning the tables on these haters. Don’t worry, you guys can forgive him if you want to…. I will not. Do the world a favor John Nienstedt…. go find somewhere to bury your dirty pederast body. Hypocrite.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:53pm
  81. Fuck face!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:53pm
  82. Fuck face!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:53pm
  83. Sadly priests have a very bad rep. It’s sickening knowing how these people are and yet gays get all the bs. Maybe we should ban priest practices?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:55pm
  84. Sadly priests have a very bad rep. It’s sickening knowing how these people are and yet gays get all the bs. Maybe we should ban priest practices?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:55pm
  85. I am SHOCKED do you hear me SHOCKED! A catholic priest? How can this be? Oh you said Catholic . Then it’s 100% true.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:57pm
  86. I am SHOCKED do you hear me SHOCKED! A catholic priest? How can this be? Oh you said Catholic . Then it’s 100% true.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:57pm
  87. Double standards bite!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:59pm
  88. Double standards bite!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:59pm
  89. and again I am forced to respond…um hum.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00pm
  90. and again I am forced to respond…um hum.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00pm
  91. Another one.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00pm
  92. Another one.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00pm
  93. LOL, THEY WILL JUST MOVE HIM TO ANOUTHER PERISH, ALL IS OK AS LONG AS HES NOT GAY.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:01pm
  94. LOL, THEY WILL JUST MOVE HIM TO ANOUTHER PERISH, ALL IS OK AS LONG AS HES NOT GAY.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:01pm
  95. He will join his parishioner in eternal damnation. How appropriate

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:09pm
  96. He will join his parishioner in eternal damnation. How appropriate

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:09pm
  97. We need a running count of how many times this has happened.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:17pm
  98. We need a running count of how many times this has happened.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:17pm
  99. Karma!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:19pm
  100. Karma!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:19pm
  101. Are we really surprised. The church(es) need a good cleaning out.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:21pm
  102. Are we really surprised. The church(es) need a good cleaning out.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:21pm
  103. Archbishop of Newark Refuses to resign after hiding priests and lawsuits and this guy is accused of touching a rear end and resigns

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:23pm
  104. Archbishop of Newark Refuses to resign after hiding priests and lawsuits and this guy is accused of touching a rear end and resigns

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:23pm
  105. GO Figure

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:24pm
  106. GO Figure

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:24pm
  107. Aha…and he fuck..what ?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:24pm
  108. Aha…and he fuck..what ?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:24pm
  109. Is anyone surprised?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:30pm
  110. Is anyone surprised?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:30pm
  111. This seems to be happening a lot were Catholic priest will sit there and talk about how gays are going to hell but then the next breath be found with some little boy or male prostitute. I just find that it’s funny that everyone such a goddamn bible thumper but the next day a little boy is abused by a religious nut. I hope he burns in hell

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:31pm
  112. This seems to be happening a lot were Catholic priest will sit there and talk about how gays are going to hell but then the next breath be found with some little boy or male prostitute. I just find that it’s funny that everyone such a goddamn bible thumper but the next day a little boy is abused by a religious nut. I hope he burns in hell

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:31pm
  113. Shocked.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:35pm
  114. Shocked.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:35pm
  115. P L E A S E for once, don’t let them sweep this one under the rug!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:36pm
  116. P L E A S E for once, don’t let them sweep this one under the rug!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:36pm
  117. So the Catholics call us perverts and sexual deviants, yet they allow grown men to sexually abuse children within their churches?

    Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:43pm
  118. So the Catholics call us perverts and sexual deviants, yet they allow grown men to sexually abuse children within their churches?

    Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:43pm
  119. may you get judged with the same hatred you judged someone else…i personally hope you die a slow and painful death for touching children

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:44pm
  120. may you get judged with the same hatred you judged someone else…i personally hope you die a slow and painful death for touching children

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:44pm
  121. Another butt pirate with a white collar!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:45pm
  122. Another butt pirate with a white collar!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:45pm
  123. Hipocrite.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:48pm
  124. Hipocrite.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:48pm
  125. Sigh

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:54pm
  126. Sigh

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:54pm
  127. self righteous hypocrite

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:56pm
  128. self righteous hypocrite

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:56pm
  129. Cause …well…raping children is okay while two people of the same gender loving each other is abhorrent!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:05pm
  130. Cause …well…raping children is okay while two people of the same gender loving each other is abhorrent!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:05pm
  131. I would rather be judged for being gay than as a pedophile priest or a politician.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:08pm
  132. I would rather be judged for being gay than as a pedophile priest or a politician.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:08pm
  133. excuse me while I pretend to be surprised

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:09pm
  134. excuse me while I pretend to be surprised

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:09pm
  135. Gay Men do NOT Molest Children…..and those who Protest too MUCH SHould BE watched 24/7……I suspect many more Children (Mostly Boys will now come forward…) Another Tool in My Childhood Church But I am Still a Man of Great Faith…we should Pray for him & His like/kind….

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:13pm
  136. Typical religious anti gay hypocrisy.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:17pm
  137. Karma can be a friend (perhaps always is – the teaching of lessons). Seems this character needed a big one.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:25pm
  138. Why doesn’t this surprise me? Pedophile!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:30pm
  139. Got to love it. Talks out of both sides of his mouth

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:30pm
  140. Sorry, I just can’t pray for this pervert!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:32pm
  141. Seems he's not worth cattle dung... what lessons he's to learn, or repeat again and again for lack of his humanity.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:23am
  142. haha

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:33pm
  143. Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:35pm
  144. faith based psychopath

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:47pm
  145. I funking hate the church and all the hypocracy it stands for!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:52pm
  146. DOUCHBAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:52pm
  147. Let us prey.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:53pm
  148. Yup- always a dark secret with these bigots- can you say projection ?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:05am
  149. this is the problem. Did you know that historically the Catholics use to MARRY gays and allow to them to MINISTER until some of them did not agree with a doctrine of the trinity? Now while i agree with the trinity doctrine I do not agree that ANY religion should be able to make homosexuality a SIN just because they do not agree with a teaching some of them were promoting.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:10am
  150. Crap…just more crap

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:12am
  151. Evil creep!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:16am
  152. they never practice what they preach / burn them all

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:22am
  153. Hahaha!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:22am
  154. A Bigot, Pedophile, Christian can call me a pervert while being protected by the Church as he molests boys?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:24am
  155. shes ugly..run children RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:34am
  156. Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:50am
  157. there ya go!! As ye sow, so shall ye reap, you f**king HYPOCRITE!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:51am
  158. good as grandpa used to say…don’t point out the splinter in my eye when you have an oar in yours…a.ka …hypocracy

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:09am
  159. Keep your hands off the children before you preach morality to the rest of us!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:17am
  160. I can’t “Like” this post. It is sad when someone as important as this loses his way like this man has.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:17am
  161. The church will transfer him and cover it up so he can continue molesting boys, very sick.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:19am
  162. Typical

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:29am
  163. Bahahahahahahaha hahaha lol too funny. Take it easy Bishop. Your time will come when you burn. Ya sick little bitch!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:35am
  164. Those who scream the loudest

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:45am
  165. The hypocrisy is appalling.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:48am
  166. Hey guys. Can you all do me a huge favor and go like the picture I shared from Main Street Statesboro’s page? It’s a window display competition that my boyfriend Tyler J. Mims did and whoever gets the most votes wins. Just click to open the picture and like it. It can also be found on Main Street Statesboro’s page or Tyler’s page. Please vote for Merle Norman! Thanks to all.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:07am
  167. He’s disgusting…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:34am
  168. Hahahaha whats New

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:38am
  169. Go figure! Hope he roasts for eternity!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:47am
  170. Your typical disgusting ass bishop

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:47am
  171. I’ve been a recovering Catholic since before I moved to St Paul.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:16am
  172. and they say gays are the ones that go against god….yah right

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:16am
  173. HAA ha!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:22am
  174. It is alway the way. Those that screams the loudest has the most to Hided.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:38am
  175. Ur right Eric M. Kittel they will! The catholic are some of the worse hypocrites! I should know i was raised catholic. I learned when i became a adult that most have double standards? They say Do as i say, Not do as i do!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:44am
  176. Why am I not surprised anymore. Time to stiffen the penalties with the justice system. They should rot in a cell for the rest of their lives.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:44am
  177. And so many of their practices are made up? The rosery is not mentioned in the bible.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:46am
  178. I don’t like u

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:52am
  179. Another one collared.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 3:53am
  180. Anti gay but molesting little boys!?!? Huh? Sick fuck!!!!! STFU!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4:03am
  181. every time

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4:13am
  182. Send him to a mission in the jungles of Borneo where he can learn some humility.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4:22am
  183. He who smelt it …dealt it. You’re going into the FFF II RR EEE!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4:24am
  184. Now that says it all!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4:24am
  185. The definition of hypocritical.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 5:44am
  186. funny how that always seems to happen!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 5:52am
  187. ruh roh…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 5:56am
  188. Bastard

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:01am
  189. Well, well, well. Let’s see how he does in prison.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:05am
  190. Surprise, surprise…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:07am
  191. I’m not suprised

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:12am
  192. sicko!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:31am
  193. Hypocrite! The whole lot of them!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:41am
  194. woah, woah, woah. this guy isn’t a closet case homosexual. he’s a pedophile. huge difference.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:43am
  195. #gross

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:02am
  196. NOW who’s going to suffer eternal damnation. Fuckiing pig!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:40am
  197. Yup. “Christian”

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:44am
  198. he should have his to face tongue cut out hes a uncover self hater

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:23am
  199. Paedo hypocrite. U have the front to be homophobic while fiddling with male children’s buttocks, sick man sick. If u deny allegations why step aside?????!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:12am
  200. sounds like he’s just afraid to admit what he truely is. People shouldn’t ignore physiological needs, such as sex. It obviously ends with self hatred, which turns into hate for others like yourself, as well as abuse of innocent bystanders.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:13am
  201. he looks like the brother of that disgusting cardinal of Sydney, Pell, the prick.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:47am
  202. I’m sure Abbott will give him a glowing personal reference so he can escape punishment like his other pedophile mate

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:09pm
  203. Surprised??? Anyone???

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:13pm
  204. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone…isn’t that what you asses preach?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:56pm
  205. Well hello what do we expect from these people !!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:59pm