It’s no secret that the Catholic church has been paying out millions in damages as a result of allowing pedophile priests to continue molesting innocent children. The church has a long history of harboring child predators and enabling them to continue to come in direct contact with their victims. After decades of sweeping these hideous secrets under the Catholic rug, the church has been forced to acknowledge, at least in the form of monetary compensations, that child sexual abuse has long been running rampant behind the secrecy of the pulpit. So, with all this said, what kind of self-respecting politician would allow an accused predator to be part of his organization? Apparently Rudy Giuliani because he’s hired an accused pedaphile to work in his consulting firm.
Although Monsignor Alan Placa has been accused by several altar boys and students of molestation during the seventies, Mr. Giuliani finds it acceptable to pay this man for his services. “I know the man; I know who he is, so I support him,” Giuliani said. “We give some of the worst people in our society the presumption of innocence and benefit of the doubt,” he said. “And, of course, I’m going to give that to one of my closest friends.” Right Mr. Giuliani, apparently you’re the only one left in the U.S. who knows that pedophiles are our friends, neighbors, relatives, teachers and clergy. Haven’t you been following the news lately?
Although several alleged victims have come forward, Mr. Giuliani isn’t taking this nearly as seriously as any responsible politician should. “This man did unjust things, and he’s being protected and employed and taken care of. It’s not a good thing,” said one of the accusers, Richard Tollner, who says Placa molested him repeatedly when he was a student at a Long Island, N.Y. Catholic boys high school in 1975.
At the very least Mr. Giuliani has a responsibility to look into the accusations made against his “long time friend”, the “honorable” Monsignor. It’s deplorable that any man, let alone a politician who is currently running for President of the United States, would blatantly ignore such serious charges. Perhaps Mr. Giuliani isn’t taking his political campaign nearly as seriously as he should be. I, for one, would never vote for a candidate who ignores his responsibilty to protect and serve those who’ve put him office.