Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Name That Denomination!

Just in case anyone thinks we at Holier Than Thou keep picking on the Catholics just because they sexually abuse children at an alarming rate, every once in a while we feel compelled to offer up proof that other religions aren’t free of sexually-abusing clergy either.

Can you match the accused sexual abusers with their denomination and position within their church?

1). Jampa Dhondup, who pled innocent to one charge of forcible rape of a 14-year-old in New Hampshire
2). Howard Nevison, who pled guilty to abusing a three-year-old male relative in Pennsylvania
3). Sylvester Laudermill Jr., who was forced from his Los Angeles pulpit after allegations of sexual abuse with teenaged boys recently came to light (he has denied the charges)
4). James Nyhan, who pled guilty to three counts of assault and battery rather than face trial for sexually abusing two boys under the age of 14 in South Carolina

A. Roman Catholic Priest
B. African Methodist Episcopal Church Pastor
C. Jewish Cantor
D. Buddhist Monk

1). D: Dhondup is a former Buddhist Monk, who claims that the sex with the 14-year-old girl, who become pregnant, was consensual
2). C: Nevison is a former Jewish Cantor from New York City
3). B: Laudermill was a minister at the AME Church in Los Angeles
4). A: And Nyhan is the only Catholic in the bunch


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