Fathers would make the best ‘Fathers’

The allegations around February 2002 that a child-molesting clergyman had been promoted in the Brisbane Anglican diocese under the direction of former Archbishop Dr Peter Hollingworth (who at the time of the allegations surfacing was Australian Governor-General, not resigning until May 25, 2003) to a board to handle child sex molestation complaints, the alleged lack of genuine support for the child victims at an Anglican school, and the testimonial given for a suspected man who was transferring to other localities (in Anglicanism and later to the Roman Catholic Church), have led to a lot of publicity harming established religion.
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  Would as many religious leaders "go soft" on child sex seduction by their underlings, if each person recruited as a minister had to be a monogamous father, that is, a one-woman man with well-conducted children of his own?  (The Anglican Church is in global communion with the Church of England and the Episcopal Church.)
   "The overseer therefore must be blameless, a husband of one wife, moderate in habits, sound in mind, orderly, hospitable, qualified to teach, not given to wine, not a smiter, but reasonable, not belligerent, not a lover of money, a man presiding over his own household in a fine manner, having his children in subjection with all seriousness.  (For, if a man does not know how to preside over his own household, how can he take care of God's community?)… (Bible, 1 Timothy 3:2-7)

   The word given as "overseer" above is formed from επισκοπος = episkopos in the Greek, formerly translated "bishop", but meaning overseer or superintendent, i.e., a congregation leader.  Similar rules are in verses 8 and 12-13 (including "husband of one wife") for the office of ministerial servants or (διακονος = diakonos) deacons.  Verse 11 is not clear as to whether the "women" in it are the wives of the deacons.
   Similar advice was set down also in Titus 1:5-9, with the addition that the selection in city after city was to be of older men (in the Greek πρεσβυτερος = presbuteros) as overseers.  The defiance of this advice has led to teenage children, studying in pre-seminary schools, being sexually corrupted by men who were supposed to be leading them to a holier life! (see Polish newsitem "Catholic archbishop quits over sex abuse claims" at http:­//www.­johnm.multiline.­com.au/ethics/sneaking.htm of March 30, 2002, and the Austrian seminary scandal of around 2009.)
   For everyone, clergy or layperson, the general advice was: "… to avoid fornication every man ought to have his own wife and every woman her own husband." (1 Corinthians 7:2)
   Contrast these early Christian rules with the following:
  • Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Protestants, Anglicans (Church of England, Episcopalians) and even many of the innovative newer sects enrol ministers who are not "fathers", thus defying the seeming intention of the texts quoted.
  • Paradoxically, many of the ministers in the traditional Churches love the title "Father", sidestepping Matthew 23:9.  And the Mormon Church (of J.C. of L.D.Ss.) sends out young men who introduce themselves as "Elders", seriously !
  • The Orthodox Churches quite often ordain young newlywed men for parishes, still defying scripture and commonsense.  For promotion to bishop they "forbid to marry," defying 1 Tim 4:3 and the apostles' practice noted in 1 Corinthians 9:5, and denying married men normal promotion opportunities.
  • The Roman Catholic leadership, separating in early centuries from the Greek-nurtured Church, has been even more defiant from 1079 / 1123 A.D., forbidding all the Latin-Rite ministers to marry.  Even calls over the centuries to revert to apostolic teaching, and the later shock of the Reformation, failed to cure them of this oddity!
  • Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Anglicans, besides having unordained celibate monks and brothers, have nuns and sisters, thus seeming to defy the text "she will be saved through childbearing, provided she lives a sensible life and is constant in faith and love and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:15).
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       In Australia during February and March 2002 there was a lot of news coverage of allegations about Dr Hollingworth, but then publicity widened as newsitems from around the country and the world revealed yet again that the systematic hiding and transferring of deviant clergymen seems to be the custom of religions including non-Christian ones.
       The news media reported the possibility, since downplayed, of the Federal Government holding a Royal Commission into child abuse and the Churches, and there were calls for the removal of the then pseudo Head of State, Dr Hollingworth.  It had been reported that a person in the Federal Cabinet, Senator Bill Heffernan, was hunting out the evidence about allegations covering the time that Dr Hollingworth was Archbishop of Brisbane.  But Senator Heffernan crippled his campaign in March 2002 with his misguided attack on Mr Justice Kirby under Parliamentary privilege, using evidence some of which turned out to be a forgery.
       About 4 March 2002 Dr Hollingworth, through one newspaper, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), apologised to the Australian nation!  Apologies won't heal the harm that has occurred in this nor in all the other systematic abuse.  In addition, Dr Hollingworth had, on television, upheld the "secrecy of the confessional" (even though confessionals were downgraded and/or abolished by the Reformed Churches) and the "right of the Church to investigate."  Even a claim that he himself was a sex-abuser did not seem to make him budge, but his own letter on vice-regal notepaper helped to seal his doom, the Senate passed a resolution opposing his continuance, and he finally resigned on May 25, 2003.
       NORMAL: Yes, it's quite the usual thing for religions and others to "hide their dirty washing".  (However, the Churches or Church schools that actually do remove an errant servant sometimes have the full glare of the humbug media turned upon them, and in countries like Australia are sometimes overruled by industrial or other courts.)
       How could this be?  How could Christianity, that had such high ethical standards at the beginning, sink so low around the world?
       Apologists for the Roman Catholic man-made celibacy rule quote the following statement in Matthew's gospel: [Jesus said:] "There are eunuchs born so from their mother's womb, there are eunuchs made so by human agency and there are eunuchs who have made themselves so for the sake of the kingdom of Heaven.  Let anyone accept this who can." (Matthew 19:12)
       A eunuch is a castrated male person (C.O.D., 1969, page 416).  Do you know of any Roman Catholic bishops, fathers, deacons, or brothers who have had that surgical operation?
       Christians generally, please do not put undue weight on these comforting complacency-building scriptures "I am with you all days until the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20) and "the congregation of the living God, which is the pillar and support of the truth." (1 Timothy 3:15).  For Roman Catholics, don't be blinded by the above texts, nor by "You are Peter … on this rock I will build my Church" (Matt 16:18).
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       "Be on your guard for yourselves and for all the flock … I know quite well that when I have gone fierce wolves will invade you and will have no mercy on the flock.  Even from your own ranks there will be men arise speaking twisted things to induce the disciples to follow them." (The Acts 20:28, 29-30)
      And read Matthew 24:24 and Mark 13:22 about false prophets showing great signs and wonders, to deceive if possible even the elect.
       And: "The inspired spirit says definitely that in later appointed times some will fall away from the faith, leaning toward errant spirits and teachings of demons, in hypocrisy of liars, marked with a hot iron in their conscience; forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from foods …" (1 Tim 4:1-3)
       "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own desires shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." (2 Tim 4:3-4)

       STRICTER JUDGEMENT FOR LEADING PEOPLE TO FABLES:  Most Church people have been led by teachers away from Christ's ways.  Don't you wish such Church leaders would heed the following text?  "Only a few of you, my brothers, should be teachers, bearing in mind that we shall receive a stricter judgement.  For we all trip up in many ways." (James 3:1-2, NJB, 1990).  Reversals of teachings after the apostolic age are unlikely to be authentic Christ-following.

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       Yes, from the latter half of the 20th century for several decades some major and some minor Churches gave official and unofficial backing for elements of the "anti-discrimination" campaign, which is having the effect, among other things, of giving legal support for unmarried couples as if they were married, with all the civil rights over children and property of a spouse, and denial of the rights of even Church schools to dismiss adulterers, fornicators, paramours, unmarried parents, practising homosexuals and active lesbians.  Could the following translation failure of the Church of England have contributed?
      DOCTRINE LACKING IN ANGLICAN CLASSIC: The Authorised Version (the King James Bible, 1611), Matthew 18:6 reads: "But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
       But the word translated as "offend" is really σκανδαλιζω = skandalizo, to trip up or cause to stumble.  Jesus was firmly condemning people who lead children into sin.  (See also Mark 9:42 and Luke 17:2.)
       (The word had been shown as "scandalize" in the 1582 R.C. Douay Bible, but that was merely transliterating the Greek word.  However, R.C. schools used to teach that it meant the sin of leading other people into sin.)  Jesus' opinion of this was strongly negative:
       "If then, your hand or your foot is making you stumble, cut it off and throw it away from you; … Also, if your eye is making you stumble, tear it out and throw it away from you." (Matt. 18:8).  ("Scandalize" is used in the R.C. Douay, and "downfall" is used in the NJB).
       Why don't the leaders of Churches, and other religions, also object strongly to, and expel, ministers who lead people into sin?
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      Paedophilia (under 18) and ephebophilia (18-21yrs) are the seducing and/or over-bearing or forcing of a young person to obtain non-marital sexual pleasure, while at the same time "giving bad example" to the child, and "tripping" him/her.  (In many poor nations, poverty has made child sex a "way of life", either through child "marriages", or with thousands of wealthy people both local and from abroad disgracing themselves while prostituting children.  Meanwhile, worldwide, elements of the middle and richer classes have created a huge market for printed and internet child pornography, AND patronise prostitutes imported in the "white slave" traffic.)
     SEVEN BLIND SPOTS: Dr Hollingworth had seven "blind spots" when the news media asked him in February 2002 why he did nothing about a male Church worker having sex with a 14-year-old student at an Anglican hostel:
         1. He said it happened 40 years ago (who knows how many others he had besmirched!);
         2. It was with a young woman.  (Yes, 14 is young!  At the start she was not a woman, but a schoolgirl);
         3. It was not rape or anything like that (the Christian Greek Language Scriptures teach, and the Churches used to teach, that all sex outside marriage - not just rape - is against God's law).
    The other blind spots are:
         4. The New Testament forbids tripping up (scandalising) children (Matthew 18:6-10, Mark 9:42, Luke 17:2);
         5. The new commandment "to love your neighbour as yourself" (Matt 19:16-19, Mark 10:17-19, Luke 18:20);
         6. Sex outside marriage would harm the solidarity of the believers, or, in theological terms, the Mystical Body of Christ, according to 1 Cor. 6:14-15; and
         7. Both he and the person working in the student hostel had the responsibility of religious leaders for the moral progress of the communities they lead ("The good shepherd gives his life for his sheep.  But the hireling … sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away - and the wolf snatches and scatters them" - John 10:11-12; also see The Acts 20:28-29).  Church-employed child-molesters are guilty of treason.
       These seven blind spots are similar to those of the leaders of the R.C. teaching brothers / priests, and the bishops, and the leaders of other religions.
       HYPOCRISY FOR CENTURIES: It does seem that the leaders of some (but not all) religions have been hiding clerical offenders for centuries.  They have been hypocritical, letting their own clergy off crimes, using freedom as a cloak for wickedness with such quotes as "forgiving seven times 70" (Matt 18:22), but in some places and at some times ruthlessly persecuting non-clergy for impossible offences, such as being empowered by the Devil or having sex with him.  (Why impossible? Jesus is said to have overcome such evil forces.)
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       CHRIST'S FORGIVENESS WAS SELECTIVE, and was not offered to entrenched hypocrites: Many people have fallen for the trap of honouring a Christ who is a blurred "Gentle Jesus, meek and mild."  This is incorrect.  Christ had a balanced character, not only teaching love and helping people, but he also had a firm side, shown for example by the strange incident of withering a fig tree (Bible, Matthew 21:19; Mark 11:13, and 20) and the parable of the talents and the cruel king (Luke 19:27).
       He did not hide his robust dislike of supposedly "religious" people who used religion as a mask for their misdeeds, and he railed against religious observers of small external practices, who were really dyed-in-the-wool hypocritical evildoers (read his speech "Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites" - Matt 23:13-35, Luke 11:39-52).
       But note that, without being asked, he forgave ordinary people, the outcasts, and some of the bad people for sins of human weakness, telling them to sin no more (John 5:14).
       No automaton, Jesus cried, felt love, and became angry at times.  He used physical force to drive out the temple traders and moneychangers (Matt 21:12, Mark 11:15, Luke 19:45, John 2:15-16).
       AVOID AND DISMISS SINNING MEMBERS: The New Testament suggests that several of the early Christian communities learnt very early, parallel with Jesus' occasional firmness and his command to "shake the dust from your feet," (Matt 10:14, Mark 6:11, Luke 9:5, 10:11; see The Acts of the Apostles 13:51), not to even say hello to, or eat a meal with, a so-called Christian not keeping the Way:  "Quit mixing in company with anyone called a brother that is a [sinner] …, not even eating with such a man." (1 Corinthians 5:11); "Keep away from people like that." (2 Timothy 3:5); "Reject a disputatious man after the first and second warning." (Titus 3:10).
       PUNISHMENTS: St Paul had tried the repeated forgiveness method, but switched to "withdraw" and "not associate with" (2 Thessalonians 3: 6 and 14) and even to "I shall have no mercy" for disobedient sinners (2 Cor 13:2).  Even more startlingly, he temporarily blinded an opponent of the faith (The Acts 13:6-11).  St Peter had even announced that God would strike Ananias and Sapphira dead for telling a lie! (The Acts, 5:3-10).
       KEEP UNBELIEVERS AT ARM'S LENGTH: Regarding the unbelievers all around, Paul wrote: "Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers.  For what sharing do righteousness and lawlessness have? … light have with darkness? … Christ and Belial … faithful person with an unbeliever … temple … idols" (2 Cor 6: 14-16, and read on).  Surely the bishops and other Church leaders could see that sex-abusing clergy are "unbelievers" whom they must not foster, and that by 1 Peter 2:13-14 and Romans 13:3-4 they had a warrant to turn them over to the civil authorities for trial.
       ANTI-FAMILY EXTREMISTS WON IN LATER YEARS: In spite of the Scriptural counsel that everyone ought to be married (1 Corinthians 7:2), and warnings that people would arise "forbidding to marry," (1 Timothy 4:3),, and the decisions of Church Councils in A.D. 325 and 692, serious disobedience overcame the Latin Rite of the Church, culminating in the years 1079 and 1123, when Latin-Rite leaders, without the authority of a truly universal council comprising both Eastern and Western branches of the universal Church, gave in to the long attack by anti-family extremists in Christianity, and increased their bans on Latin-Rite priests having wives.
       The illogicality is, however, that in Roman Catholic Oriental Rites, which by the luck of history have retained the traditional married clergy, the Popes have repeatedly said, in words at least, that they fully support their right to retain their traditions!  And married Anglican male clergy who wish to join Rome are welcomed with their marriages intact!
       With this background, and the large number of "sex priests" being unmasked in modern times, it is not surprising that many people both Catholic and otherwise will not willingly follow Papal teachings about sex, family planning, contraception, in-vitro fertilisation, stem cells, etc., and even abortion.  In addition, keen students are cynical enough to say that a Church that confounds the masculine and feminine in the first book of the Bible can hardly be accepted as an expert in sexual matters!  (See "Vulgate 'She' instead of 'He' …" of 22 April 2003, regarding Genesis 3:15.)
       So, it seems rather pointless for the Popes of the 20th and 21st century to expect widespread support from other Christians in their opposition to the ordination of women (and even homosexuals) as ministers, seeing that the R.Cs. and other Churches for centuries have defied the example of Jesus and the other rules set out in early writings for selecting clergy!
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      NO CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS: In spite of the fact that polls around February 2002 said that more than 50% of Australians had no confidence in having Dr Hollingworth continue as Governor-General, the claim in the news media that there was a Constitutional crisis was incorrect. The Queen was still "on the throne" during her visit to New Zealand and Australia, and the Governor-General, Governors, Parliaments and Local Councils were still operating. As the months passed the pressure on Dr Hollingworth increased, the public opposition to him rising to nearly 80%. After being investigated for an allegation of sex abuse, the Senate passing a motion asking him to resign, and the leaking of a letter in which he said that a teenage girl had started a relationship with a clergyman, the pressure to resign rose remarkably. He announced his resignation on May 25, 2003.
       WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP ROLES CONTROVERSIAL: Baptists, Lutherans, other Protestants, Anglicans, Mormons, etc. employ the scriptural married clergy, but in recent decades some sects began ordaining women.  This seems to oppose 1 Tim. 2:12, "I give no permission for a woman to teach or to have authority over a man."
       This disputed scripture seems to be contradicting 1 Corinthians 11:5 where women can pray and speak, and Galatians 3:28 where the writer says there is neither Judaist nor Greek, "slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."  Priscilla (Romans 16:3, Acts 18:1-3 and 18:26, and 1 Corinthians 16:19) was associated with her husband Aquila in instructing.  Deaconess Phoebe is mentioned in Romans 16:1.
       GREEK WORDS: If your browser does not show the Greek letters in words quoted above, using Unicode coding, such as by showing a few question marks or squares, see if the words appear correctly below the latinised forms, using Symbol or Fences typeface:
    episkopos,      diakonos.       presbuteros,       skandalizo.

    episkopoV,    diakonoV,    presbuteroV,    skandalizw.

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    B: Fathers would make the best "Fathers"; how to select minsters; Mar 4 02; www.johnm.multiline.com.au/ethics/fathers.htm
    G: Boston RC Diocese reports 87 clergy The Record Perth RC paper, Feb 21 02
    H: Father Van Klooster in sex case hit in Bunbury court The West Australian Feb 26 02
    !!!: Father Kelly's escape to Belgium stymied by 77 more sex charges The West Australian Feb 28 02
    E: Governor-General (former Anglican Archbishop) says sorry to abused woman The West Australian Mar 2 02
    F: Paying for sins of the fathers, Anglican (Church of England), Roman Catholic, United and Presbyterian Churches in Canada face child abuse compensation cases for $C 1000m, Australian Anglican dioceses facing ruin The Weekend Australian Mar 2-3 02
    G-G quits another charity (Barnardos) The Sunday Times Perth Mar 3 02
    J: Resign, U.S. R.C. abusers are told, N.Z. Anglicans testing victims The West Australian Mar 5 02
    L: Father Geoghan - Deal close on $60m U.S. sex payout The West Australian Mar 7 02
    Protest plan for G-G to resign The West Australian Mar 8 02
    Anglican Church says sorry to clergy's sex victims The West Australian Mar 18 02
    Anglican Church sex sorrow not conscience move The West Australian Mar 19 2002
    I was wrong, Heffernan apology The West Australian Mar 20 02
    !!! Parishioners support, but Florida has two sex-abuse bishops in a row, Boston $15m to $30m extra for Father Geoghan abuse The Record Mar 21 02
    Hollingworth dumped again, Anglican minister John Elliott abused Queensland boys 10 to 13 The West Australian Mar 28 02
    Compensation in South Australian St Ann's disabled-children busdriver abuse case The Record Mar 28 02
    Beg God for reawakening: Pope - CNS reports abuse in France, Ireland ($110m), Poland, and other countries The Record Mar 28 02
    !!!: Polish archbishop sneaking through tunnel to young trainees The West Australian Mar 30 02
    U S priest abuse and abortion woman gets $2m payout The West Australian Apr 3 02
    !!!: Bishop resigns over Irish boy-sex cleric having tried everything except dismissal The West Australian Apr 3 02
    Scandal keeps lawyer busy on three continents The West Australian Apr 3 02
    Parole for disgraced Test umpire who was indecent to girls at Catholic school The West Australian Apr 4 02
    US abuse priest suicides The Sunday Times Apr 7 02
    Mormons acknowledge abuse West Australian Apr 9 02
    Celibacy and Paedophilia, Rights Question James E. Biechler U.S.A. http://arcc-catholic-rights.org
    Vatican named in U.S. lawsuit, lawyer's hundreds of cases, Church moves abusers The Record Apr 11 02
    Abuse of Trust: Child Sexual Abuse and the Churches, "Background Briefing" on ABC; Catholic Archbishop of Denver U.S.A. apologises to victims of Church sexual misconduct, Australian Anglican Primate says abuse claims could bankrupt dioceses in Australia as in Canada: Australian Broadcasting Corporation April 14 2002 www.abc.net.­au/­rn/­talks/­bbing/­stories/s531384.htm
    Anger as Bunbury priest faces sex counts - Van Klooster supporters hinder media The West Australian Apr 16 02
    Pope to 'carpet' U.S. cardinals on sex abuse & Cardinal Law knowingly transferred offenders & 450 more claimants The West Australian Apr 17 02
    PM Howard 'cool' on child sex abuse inquiry, Democrats move The West Australian Apr 17 02
    Oblates nearing insolvency in Canada lawcase costs force order to seek bankruptcy protection Record Apr 18 02
    Teachers jailed, Victorian husband and wife - John Alexander, Elspeth McKenzie - seduced 14-year-old Wesley College girl The West Australian, Saturday Apr 20 02
    Priest was evil one says cover-up victim , Fr Paul Shanley said cardinal abused him in seminary, hierarchy conspiracy to allow Fr Shanley access to youth since 1967, Cardinal B.Law's secret Rome trip, and all 8 U.S. cardinals off to Rome, Victim's lives broken The Weekend Australian, Roy Eccleston, Apr 20-21 02
    Church rocked by sex scandals in Austria (cardinal), France (abbot and bishop), Germany (bishop), Ireland (bishop mismanaged), Poland (archbishop), Britain (archbishop admitted mismanaging Fr Michael Hill), United States (Boston Fr John Geoghan gaoled 18 Jan 2002, Philadelphia 35 priests, Allentown dismissed 4, St Louis dismissed 2, California $1.2m paid, New York dismissed 6, Cleveland suspended 9, had dismissed 12 previously), Factfile from Reuters in CNN 21 Apr 2002; www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/04/21/vatican.sex.­reut/­index.­html
    "No place" - Pope's U.S. sex abuse speech 23 Apr 02 to U.S. cardinals gathered in Rome (leaving it to the U.S. hierarchy, with loopholes!), CNN version at www.cnn.­com/­2002/­WORLD/­europe/04/23/pope.­scandal.text.ap/
    Not Good Enough, too many loopholes in Pope's speech and Anglican system; suggested letter to bishops of both Anglican and Catholic Churches Apr 24 and 26 02
    U.S. cardinals stop short of 'zero tolerance' while bluffing talk of penance and rehabilitation 24 Apr 02 CNN at www.cnn.­com/­2002/­WORLD/europe/04/24/pope.talks/index.html
    Sex priest Paul Shanley in blackmail threat against Cardinal Humberto Madeiros, one-time U.S. motorcycle 'street priest' ran inn with homosexual clients The West Australian Apr 29 02
    !!!: Priest sex video sent to flock by homosexual blackmailing ex-lover - Fr Eladio Ocana Serrano, Spain; withdraws to mon­astery; The West Australian Apr 30 02
    ABC Radio talk about R.C. priests' problems with celibacy, some go visiting prostitutes, a decade of sex-abuse charges. May 03 02
    !!!: Confessional rape? Accused U.S. priest Paul Shanley may be jailed for life for rapes in confessional; Boston diocese backs out of settling for $A75m for 86 John Geoghan victims (already paid $28m for 40), other victims The Sunday Times May 05 02
    Priests in New York, North Carolina, Michigan and Illinois removed, 10 suspected The Record May 23 02
    240: BOOKS about carnal abuse by clergy and others; P & B Press, PO Box 81, Como, WA, 6952; 20 Jun 02 (it might have closed in 2006); AND (formerly), John XXIII Fellowship, 443 North Rd, Ormond (Melbourne), Vic., 3204, Tel / Fax 03 9578 2706.

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