Friday, November 26, 2010

Rally round the pedopriest

They keep saying Rev. Alejandro “Alex” Jose Castillo is innocent. I keep saying that he belongs behind bars. I’ll keep it up until the trial is over.
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