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Once again, a church considers its "laws" and actual laws nonoverlapping magisteria:

The Church of Latter-day Saints knew its Sunday School teacher Raphael Caccioppoli had a history of sexual offending against boys but didn't tell police because it did not think it legally had to.

Neither did the Mormon hierarchy tell the parents of the children he was left to supervise on his own.

Instead, it excommunicated the Justice Ministry judicial officer following a church court hearing in June last year.

Police become aware of his offending only after a tip-off from one of his associates in September.

Caccioppoli, 36, admitted 13 charges when he appeared in the Invercargill District Court on Friday, including five of committing indecent acts on a boy under 12 and a further three on two other victims aged between 12 and 16.

He was also convicted of one charge of sexual violation, one of indecent assault and two charges of assault.

He also admitted an indecent act with a bull mastiff dog.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

Well, what could go wrong? Via Shakesville:

To defend itself against a lawsuit by the widows of three American soldiers who died on one of its planes in Afghanistan, a sister company of the private military firm Blackwater has asked a federal court to decide the case using the Islamic law known as Shari’a.


If the judge agrees, it would essentially end the lawsuit over a botched flight supporting the U.S. military. Shari’a law does not hold a company responsible for the actions of employees performed within the course of their work.

I'm guessing along with the hating/controlling/oppressing women part, this is another area where many wingers will agree with their sworn enemy. Funny how they seem to usually agree on the need to oppress people, even some of the people to be oppressed, but differ on who should get to do the oppressing. I'm sure that's a coincidence.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

Think D'nesh D'Souza (or however you spell his name, I don't like him enough to care if I insult him).

Under the skin, these guys are all alike - they're about control and oppression.