DISGUSTING: PARDON of FORMER SHERIFF ARPAIO
Are you kidding me, Cardinal Mahony?!? Do you really want to go there? I guess you already did and your groupies must be thrilled. With all the havoc you have caused, I’m a bit shocked you still have a following, but liberals are always willing to forget if you’ll be their mouthpiece, I suppose.
Some, Cardinal Mahony, would consider your entire reign as disgusting. You probably shouldn’t try to be the moral authority on disgusting behavior, although I would say you’re an expert in the area.
Before we go on, let’s look at a few of your awesome moves in your career:
Of course, then there’s the Taj Mahony. Can’t forget that tribute to, well, yourself.
Finally, there’s the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. There are simply too many articles to post on that ”train REC”. Just use the little search box to the right.
The list could go on and on, but I think people are more than aware of the harm you have caused to children and the faithful at large.
Back to your holier than thou statement…
STATEMENT by CARDINAL ROGER MAHONY
PARDON OF FORMER SHERIFF ARPAIO
I am deeply troubled and disgusted by President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arapaio, former sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona. The former sheriff’s tenure was marked by racial profiling, harassment of our Latino brothers and sisters, and the disruption of immigrant communities. He created fear and terror among so many immigrants, and not just in Arizona. Children here in California were afraid to go to school because of what they heard from Phoenix. He defied a court order to discontinue to round up immigrants and to detain them in inhumane conditions.
And you helped to create an atmosphere where several minors were abused. Children here, I’m sure documented and undocumented, were afraid to go to CHURCH thanks to you and your cronies. How many people have lost their faith because of you, between the abuse, the LA REC and your glorification of pro-abortion politicians??? But, please, blather on about Arpaio.
Rather than upholding it, President Trump’s pardon flouts and undermines the rule of law. It also sends a dangerous signal to law enforcement throughout the country that they, too, can ignore due process and profile and harass persons of color, especially Latinos. This pardon rekindles the fear and terror so rampant among our immigrant peoples. The police need good relationships with immigrants, and our immigrants need an understanding and helpful police force to protect them.
Anyone else think this is Mahony’s “Please look at anyone but me!” speech. “Let’s just forget about all of that soul crushing abuse stuff! I’m a friend of the immigrants!” Look, people can have their opinions about Arpaio. However, you, Cardinal Mahony, undermined far more than the rule of law. You led souls astray. You most certainly might want to spend your time contemplating Matt 18:6 instead of flapping your gums as if you are some sort of moral authority. Did you care about Latinos when you were covering up the Aguilar-Rivera tragedy? http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20140219/roger-mahony-other-officials-tried-to-cover-up-church-sex-abuse-according-to-new-docs
It is clear that the President and his administration is intent on deporting as many immigrants as possible, regardless of their due process rights and the equities they have built in our country. In line with this goal, I am also troubled that the president may remove protections from young immigrants who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. I urge him to find the moral courage to preserve the DACA program and to defend it rigorously in federal court.
Wow! Urging someone else to have moral courage, that’s rich. I can’t say that I care much for Trump, but, my gosh, he’s displayed way more moral courage than you’ve ever shown, which amazes me when I think about it. I mean, I would hope that a prince of my Church would have more moral authority than Donald Trump, but you’re not even close. That’s totally and utterly disgusting. Please, do us all a favor and let Archbishop Gomez, the guy who has a bit more moral standing than you, handle the situation while you just spend a little time thanking God for your freedom which you probably don’t deserve. I know that it’s hard for you to be out of the limelight, but maybe you could offer that up for the suffering of the many victims you helped to create.