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Vatican re-affirms gay priest ban; Victims respond

For immediate release: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Vatican officials are re-affirming their so-called ban on gay priests. 

http://www.americamagazine.org/content/dispatches/vatican-reaffirms-ban-gay-priests

Scapegoating some adults protects no children. Behavior, not orientation, is what matters.

Half of our 20,000 plus members are women who were sexually assaulted as kids by priests, nuns, bishops and seminarians. It’s just wrong to assume or claim that most victims of child molesting clerics are boys.

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CA--Victims praise new Stanford abuse lawsuit

For immediate release: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Sexual violence is too common and too devastating to be left solely to the criminal justice system. That’s why we applaud the brave Stanford woman who is now suing the university for allegedly acting with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault.

http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/12/07/stanford-failed-to-stop-sexual-predator-for-years-lawsuit-alleges/21622492/

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/12/06/lawsuit-stanford-acted-with-deliberate-indifference-to-reports-of-sexual-assault

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