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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    Where do you get that?
    Over the course of years in the 1970s, several boys between the ages of eight and fourteen in St. Martinville, Louisiana, were repeatedly sexually assaulted by their parish priest, suffering serious physical and emotional trauma. Like most child sexual abuse survivors, they did not disclose the abuse until they were in their fifties and sixties. Recognizing the developmental and emotional difficulties preventing survivors from disclosing childhood abuse, in 2021, the Louisiana legislature unanimously passed the Louisiana Child Victims Act, which provided a three-year “look-back window” allowing survivors to file lawsuits that would otherwise be barred by the statute of limitations. The law, versions of which have been passed in about half of states, finally allowed the St. Martinville survivors to sue the church and diocese that harbored their abuser.

    Enter the Louisiana Supreme Court. In an opinion written by Justice James Genovese and published on March 22, the court found an absolute property right in the institutions’ right not to be sued. The Louisiana Child Victims Act, wrote Genovese, “cannot be retroactively applied to revive plaintiffs’ prescribed causes of action,” since that would “divest defendants of their vested right to plead prescription”—to defend themselves by asserting that the statute of limitations had run. The decision essentially strikes down the look-back window, leaving survivors once again powerless to hold their abusers accountable. It is a harrowing example of the legal system’s ability to obscure the nature of disputes and turn survivors’ real-life trauma into euphemistic abstractions, while at the same time protecting powerful institutions in the name of otherwise ephemeral property rights.
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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeRaven View Post
    Over the course of years in the 1970s, several boys between the ages of eight and fourteen in St. Martinville, Louisiana, were repeatedly sexually assaulted by their parish priest, suffering serious physical and emotional trauma. Like most child sexual abuse survivors, they did not disclose the abuse until they were in their fifties and sixties. Recognizing the developmental and emotional difficulties preventing survivors from disclosing childhood abuse, in 2021, the Louisiana legislature unanimously passed the Louisiana Child Victims Act, which provided a three-year “look-back window” allowing survivors to file lawsuits that would otherwise be barred by the statute of limitations. The law, versions of which have been passed in about half of states, finally allowed the St. Martinville survivors to sue the church and diocese that harbored their abuser.

    Enter the Louisiana Supreme Court. In an opinion written by Justice James Genovese and published on March 22, the court found an absolute property right in the institutions’ right not to be sued. The Louisiana Child Victims Act, wrote Genovese, “cannot be retroactively applied to revive plaintiffs’ prescribed causes of action,” since that would “divest defendants of their vested right to plead prescription”—to defend themselves by asserting that the statute of limitations had run. The decision essentially strikes down the look-back window, leaving survivors once again powerless to hold their abusers accountable. It is a harrowing example of the legal system’s ability to obscure the nature of disputes and turn survivors’ real-life trauma into euphemistic abstractions, while at the same time protecting powerful institutions in the name of otherwise ephemeral property rights.
    You can keep posting the article but its not saying what you think its saying.
    It overturned the look back LAW. It did not overturn the look back law only for clergy. It just so happens that clergy brought the case to the SC





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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    You can keep posting the article but its not saying what you think its saying.
    It overturned the look back LAW. It did not overturn the look back law only for clergy. It just so happens that clergy brought the case to the SC
    The law was overturned to protect The religious institution from facing justice for their child sexual abuse and thats WRONG, Do you agree with the ruling?


    Where im from we dont protect Child Sexual Abusers and want them to face justice.


    Thats the entire point of the question, should seven mountain christian nationalist be protected from their child sexual abuses?
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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeRaven View Post
    The law was overturned to protect The religious institution from facing justice for their child sexual abuse and thats WRONG, Do you agree with the ruling?


    Where im from we dont protect Child Sexual Abusers and want them to face justice.


    Thats the entire point of the question, should seven mountain christian nationalist be protected from their child sexual abuses?
    You have two separate issues here. The first i am arguing is that the ruling did not just apply to clergy, they just happened to bring the case. Admit to that and then we can move on to discussing should that have been the ruling





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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    You have two separate issues here. The first i am arguing is that the ruling did not just apply to clergy, they just happened to bring the case. Admit to that and then we can move on to discussing should that have been the ruling
    The ruling was shot down once it was brought to the Judge it would affect the religous, correct.
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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeRaven View Post
    The ruling was shot down once it was brought to the Judge it would affect the religous, correct.
    The ruling applies to everyone





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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    The ruling applies to everyone
    Yes because the Judge shot it down once it would affect the clergy.
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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeRaven View Post
    Yes because the Judge shot it down once it would affect the clergy.
    No they shot it down because they shot it down. If some atheist would have brought the case first, they still would have shot it down.
    Why must you constantly misrepresent? It wasnt a special perk to clergy, it doesnÂ’t only apply to clergy





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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    I dont believe Child Abusers deserve protection from the law, clergy or not.
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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeRaven View Post
    I dont believe Child Abusers deserve protection from the law, clergy or not.
    And yet you feel the need to misrepresent. There was no special preference given to clergy in this ruling. Admit that truth





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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    And yet you feel the need to misrepresent. There was no special preference given to clergy in this ruling. Admit that truth
    Repealing the Law to protect the clergy isnt specialist protection ?
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    Re: Should Priests and Pastor have immunity from Sexual Abuse Cases?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadeRaven View Post
    Repealing the Law to protect the clergy isnt specialist protection ?
    Not when it applies to everyone.





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