whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in
me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about
his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
- (Matthew 18:6 - King James Version)
attended college my first year and change, I was at Utah State
University in Logan. A number of my friends were at Brigham
Young University in Provo 125 miles away, and the hot song at
the time was Queen's hit "Another One Bites The Dust."
At BYU, the song celebrated another person getting married and
became associated with many a wedding - so much so, that the
song was #1 at BYU for get this … two years.
Fast forward to the present in another application
of those words, and in what can only be considered a delight
to many tired of sex scandals in the Catholic Church in America,
the news broke Saturday that ex-priest John Geoghan, 68 (right),
bit the dust when he was strangled to death at the state prison
in Shirley, Massachusetts. To say I was disappointed or that
I even mourn the loss of this man from Planet Earth would be
a lie, and a big one at that. The fact of the matter is I'm
thrilled that Massachusetts taxpayers will no longer be feeding
and clothing this scum for the remainder of his sentence and
that he will not have the chance to one day walk out of prison.
It doesn't matter how old he would have been; the fact is he
was a chicken hawk - he molested young boys, and if the useless
and gutless former Archbishop of Boston Bernard Cardinal Law
actively sought his defrocking and removal from the ministry,
then this guy had to be seriously screwed up!
The extra upside of all this is that the man
accused and expected to be charged with this action - notice
I did not call this a crime as I view it as a public service
more than anything else, is none other than Joseph L. Druce,
37, a fellow inmate who had been incarcerated there since 1989
at age 23, when he had been sentenced there for life following
convictions for murder, armed robbery and other counts - not
to mention extracurricular activities he pulled off in 2001
with white powder and claiming it was contaminated with anthrax.
Druce and Geoghan in the same prison - a match made in hell.
Clearly these two were meant to cross one another's paths, even
if only for a moment.
Accused of destroying the childhood of more
than 130 people, Geoghan was an animal of the lowest order -
lower than the bottom of the ocean, for he was a pedophile,
and that is the lowest animal of all. Though in protective custody
for his own safety, he was occasionally in contact with other
inmates and that allowed for a stage to be set up for nature
to take its course.
Do not get me wrong; I am not one ordinarily
who advocates vigilantism. However, when it comes to pedophilia,
it is my firm and unequivocal belief that such is an incurable
disease and that one so afflicted must be put down in the same
manner as a rabid dog. Pedophiles must be killed by legal means,
i.e., execution as stipulated in judicial court orders with
expedited appeals processes available so as not to cause undue
anguish upon victims and/or their families. Such anguish would
violate the 'cruel and unusual punishment provisions of the
Eighth Amendment that I believe applies to not only suspects
but to victims as well, defense lawyer assertions notwithstanding.
Have any of you ever had to deal with a victim
of sexual abuse? Have any of you seen the shattered look of
devastation on their faces? Ever watch how they are unable to
form meaningful or lasting relationships with quality people
who truly have their best interests at heart? For some - in
fact, most of them, the scars last a lifetime, and it is for
this reason that these molesters and destroyers must be hunted
down and obliterated from off the face of the earth at all costs.
They must be found and brought to trial in open court, identified
unless the victim was a family member, convicted and upon completion
through a court of capital appeals promptly executed in a manner
as provided by law.
then these animals will see we're serious about protecting out
children and that we'll do whatever it takes in a manner that
the law allows for to ensure their safety. As stated in this
column five years ago and worth stating again, "Our children
are our future. We owe it to protect those who can least protect
Timothy Rollins is Editor of the American
Partisan. Other articles by Timothy Rollins on Pedophilia,
Homosexuality, and/or the Catholic Church can be found here.
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