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Elmo’s victory is a loss for children abused in New York State

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Pay attention kids, ’cause today’s lesson — YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOSE


This year, our campaign’s petition, in support of the Child Victims Act,  was supported by 10,345 signatures.  Yet, despite tremendous effort and work on our part and others, the bill was blocked by the New York State Senate.  Now, a New York judge has thrown out the lawsuits filed by Cecil Singleton, Kevin Kiadii and a 3rd unnamed accuser — after deciding their cases against Kevin Clash had been submitted after the statute of limitations had run out.

The Roman Catholic Church represented the only significant opposition to the bill in New York, and in other state capitols across the US, They have spent millions across the country lobbying to defeat the Child Victims Act


In related news:

The New York Times reports that Archbishop Dolan, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in America, requested permission from the Vatican to move nearly $57 million into a cemetery trust fund in order to protect the assets from victims of clergy sexual abuse who were demanding compensation.  Assets that were at risk because Bishop Richard Sklba was “advised’ by experts that it was OK to recycle pedophile priests.  Sklba’s fingerprints are spread over nearly a quarter of a century of child sex crimes.  Yet, he continues to hold a prominent role in the life of the Archdiocese, presiding at confirmations, masses at the cathedral, and living comfortably and well


“Since the early 1970s, there has been a general recognition among psychologists that pedophilia is a treatable mental illness,but that offenders should not be placed in environments where they could continue to abuse children,” the head of the APA group wrote at the time.  What Bishop Sklba was doing was “like giving an alcoholic a job in a bar.”  

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