OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman can be sent to jail for refusing to testify against the man she has accused of sexual assault, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Friday, although it suggested that might not be the best way to address her reluctance to take...
Given the way Leveson was set up so quickly to examine the relationship between media and the state, surely we need something bigger, and independant, to look at the relationship between the Catholic hierarchy, priests and young boys?
Heart Attack Grill owner Joe Basso says he gives diners exactly what they want: a brush with death. Customers at his restaurant are "risk-takers," he says. With one of his burgers weighing in at 10,000 calories, though, questions need to be asked about the morality of his marketing.
A new study suggests that a woman’s most intense relationship in her 20s is with a member of the opposite sex, but after the age of 45 this relationship shifts to a much younger female who is likely to be her daughter.
As the male hierarchy of organised religion in the west speak increasingly stridently about "Militant Secularism" it is interesting to see the Inquisition has return to attempt to either silence Catholic nuns who speak for social justice or else to force them to speak out against homosexuality and abortion. With no sense of irony the women are told to be obedient to the men, and a man is appointed to oversee and reform the womens' groups. The Church Militant (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_militant_and_church_triumphant) is a dark and dangerous force.
Cardinal Brady made the boy swear an oath that he would never tell anyone about his abuse except another priest. How can anyone argue that that is consistent with good practice? In fact, do you know what? Article 17 (1) (d) of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 makes it a crime to administer an oath to anyone that prevents that person reporting a crime. That was the law then, and it’s the law still. Forcing anyone to take such an oath is a crime punishable by a prison sentence of up to two years.