When allegations of child sexual molestation against the Rev. Alejandro "Alex" Jose Castillo were made public in September, parishioners created a group to defend the Ontario Catholic priest.
Castillo was jailed last month on charges of felony sex crimes against a 12-year-old boy. The Coalition to Exonerate Fr. Alex raised $24,000 to bail him out. Each Friday night, parishioners gather for a four-hour vigil to pray for him.Fight the good fight believers – you will lose. Castillo is dirty. And the 14-year-old victim will take your support as a sign that the faith you profess does not protect the weak. Plus, your support enables the behavior we want to stop. You assume a priest is not capable of molesting a child, yet we know better. Why let this man roam free? You might as well be pinning his next victim to the floor.
Update 4/25/2011 - Alejandro Jose Castillo pleaded guilty