Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I have little compassion for thieves

A priest convicted of stealing from his church wants to delay sentencing because he has cancer. My gut reaction is unsympathetic. Let him spend his last days in a prison hospital.

The Rev. Michael Jude Fay faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 4 after he pleaded guilty last month to a federal fraud charge. He resigned last year as pastor of St. John Roman Catholic Church in Darien.

He has asked to have his sentencing delayed until April, after he undergoes chemotherapy treatment for prostate cancer which has spread to his bones and lymph nodes and become resistant to traditional chemotherapy.

I vote for sending him to prison. You?

8 comments:

jamon said...

If similar temperance is displayed to 'ordinary' people, then I don't have a problem with it to be honest.

Soitgoes said...

First release all the "victimless crime" so called offenders from jail/prison.
I see no reason to turn this kind of violator loose. He has clearly demonstrated his disregard for others.

The Exterminator said...

I would delay sentencing him if he can show that none of the victims of his thievery (those who contributed to his church) were ill in any way. Otherwise, fuck him.

Soitgoes said...

I think they've already shown themselves to be ill (mentally) by contributing to said church if they believe in imaginary beings.

Intergalactic Hussy said...

I just finished reading another blog about how all the negative stereotypes about atheists and atheism are rude and annoying. Now, to hear about this just proves further that religion does not make a person moral. In fact, I believe it sometimes does the opposite.

Intergalactic Hussy said...

Oh, and about prison, sure why not? He can always pray for an early release...wait that didn't work for his cancer...

Mojoey said...

hussy - you have captured the essence of my blog.

Carolyn Ann said...

Send him to jail. "Get out of jail free" cards only work in Monopoly and Presidential Politics.

Carolyn Ann