Lobbyist for Archdiocese tries to gut childhood sexual abuse bill

Lobbyist for Archdiocese tries to gut childhood sexual abuse bill

By Ty Tagami, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 9, 2018

A Georgia legislative proposal to give adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue pedophiles and organizations has encountered opposition from the Catholic Church.

A lobbyist for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta proposes gutting a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for lawsuits and make it easier to sue entities that harbored pedophiles.

The Archdiocese is led by a clergyman who was in charge of the U.S. Catholic church’s response in the early 2000s to the priest pedophilia scandal and who has publicly spoken out for justice for the victims.

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory issued a statement Friday after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution sought comment about the church’s lobbying effort, saying the bill was “extraordinarily unfair” to the church and would  . . . 

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  • commented 2018-03-26 10:05:44 -0500
    We tried to get SOL Reform in Pennsylvania last year. We even had a representative pushing for it. In the end the roman catholic conference of PA and the insurance companies squashed it. So the roman bishops in PA can just go on ignoring the hundreds of survivors they have left in the wake of their destruction. And not a thing has changed!
  • commented 2018-03-26 08:12:04 -0500
    How can any politician resist the political and money power of both the roman church and the insurance companies? The roman church has decided to legalize priestly pedophilia and their leader is supreme and infallible. At the end of the day that is the new world order and like it or not that is the way it is. These people run the world and they have recreated a world in which roman priests are forbidden to marry a woman but free to commit sodomy and molest children. Until a bully with a bigger stick moves into town and stops them, parents will have to defend their children and trust no one-especially churchmen.