Sunday, April 03, 2005

Church turned Capill in

It has been revealed that Capill's local church leader handed him in when a parishioner was told of the abuse.

Capill and his wife - although not all his kids - left the church last July and haven't been going to a regular church since. Perhaps it is an extension of the non-accountability Capill had with Christian leaders while head of the CHP. Perhaps it is also because there is no church in the country compatible with Capill's belief system.

Meanwhile Merepeka Raukawa-Tait felt " quite sick" when she heard of the abuse, which occurred while she was working with Capill as deputy leader of the party. She said what every church leader is thinking at the moment:
"If you’re going to take the moral high ground then for goodness’ sake make sure there’s nothing in your own behaviour that could let you down."


Anonymous said...

Better out than in I say!

I'm looking forward to the new Cardinal presenting those choice leaders in the Catholic Hierarchy, who actually knew of abuses (but just moved them on) to the courts.

Then maybe the Christian sector might be taken seriously asa people with moral standards.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I can certainly see an opportunity for an enterprising evangelical Christian journalist to ask some searching questions about church policies and pastoral care for victims of clergy paedophilia, perhaps in Reality magazine?

I can think of one person who'd be ideally suited...

Craig ;)

Anonymous said...

What pisses me off craig is their hypocritical stance, they know who they are, they covered up the offences, then they moved these people on without telling people. they then tried to cover up the offences again.

Then they spout morality in the media about the rest of us.
if it could be said they're worse than the abusers in a way.