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(Telegraph)   Salvation Army in Australia accused of "shocking" abuse of children in their care. How shocking? Well lets just say the report includes the phrase "sodomized with a garden hose"   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 19
    More: Sick, Salvation Army in Australia, Christian Salvation Army, Australians, pedophile priests, garden hose  
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2014-01-28 01:32:32 PM  
6 votes:
They can shove those bells up their asses. I never donate to them anymore after reading about all their anti-gay bullsh*t.
2014-01-28 01:22:05 PM  
4 votes:
Jesus. shiat you read like this makes you realize how utterly horrifying it must have been to be in any sort of church child care in the 1960s, or before that. The Irish Catholic Church just released a similar report about orphanages they ran in the 1960s and it was just as bad.

Horrifying stories. Truly horrifying.
2014-01-28 01:47:32 PM  
3 votes:
My MIL is a tough as nails Dutch woman, and she regularly refers to everyone around her as "pussies", usually while holding something dead in her hand. She never hugs anyone, never says "I love you", even though we all know she does.
That type. Anyway, the one time she told me about the convent, where they sent her and her sister (who died there) after the war...that was the only time I ever saw that woman shake, like tears might be a possibility. She then got up, told me I was a pussy for caring and went to go find something heavy to do.

The places they send/sent children...god damn. why the fark??? She figured it as simply people who didn't want to do that job having no other choices and then taking it out on the ones in their care, in the case of the nuns. Sadistic, evil biatches, she called them. She said that Christ, in that place, was a sarcastic reference. She never believed in God again, because of those nuns (she said she was grateful to them for that).
2014-01-28 02:06:19 PM  
2 votes:

Gergesa: There aren't words in any language to express how vile these people are.


Yes, there are:  Christian.
2014-01-28 01:33:17 PM  
2 votes:
I've read some shocking articles on Fark and I feel like I'm fairly jaded but this has to be one of the worst. Maybe it's the softie in me but I cannot begin to imagine torturing adults in that manner. Children? Unthinkable. Those stories sound like something from a movie.
2014-01-28 05:27:15 PM  
1 votes:
Hosannadomized
2014-01-28 03:22:18 PM  
1 votes:

Rincewind53: Jesus. shiat you read like this makes you realize how utterly horrifying it must have been to be in any sort of church child care in the 1960s, or before that. The Irish Catholic Church just released a similar report about orphanages they ran in the 1960s and it was just as bad.

Horrifying stories. Truly horrifying.


The Irish "orphanages" were actually the "Magdalene Laundries" where they used to send "incorrigible" girls, often times pregnant to get back in God's good graces by working themselves silly in laundries, when they weren't likewise being subjected to the "Sister's" cruel punishments and sexual whims.

I know at the time, when Sinead O'Connor tore up a picture of the Pope on SNL, most everyone had no idea what the hell that was about.  Turns out O'Connor had been an inmate/victim of the Magdalene Laundries herself and the Pope had just recently decided not to investigate or do anything about them. Thus, her dissatisfaction with the Pope and the fact that the laundries were going to be allowed to continue to exist and reason behind her tearing up his picture.  I wonder how many people, after being made aware of the massive and devastating abuse taking place in the Magdelene Laundries across Ireland would be the least bit critical of O'Connor's actions to try and bring public scrutiny and protest against them?

It finally took more than a decade before the Irish Government finally did a full investigation and sorted out all the abuse, much like it looks like the Australian Govt is doing with this Salvation Army thing.
2014-01-28 02:54:14 PM  
1 votes:

rogue_L_chick: My MIL is a tough as nails Dutch woman, and she regularly refers to everyone around her as "pussies", usually while holding something dead in her hand. She never hugs anyone, never says "I love you", even though we all know she does.
That type. Anyway, the one time she told me about the convent, where they sent her and her sister (who died there) after the war...that was the only time I ever saw that woman shake, like tears might be a possibility. She then got up, told me I was a pussy for caring and went to go find something heavy to do.

The places they send/sent children...god damn. why the fark??? She figured it as simply people who didn't want to do that job having no other choices and then taking it out on the ones in their care, in the case of the nuns. Sadistic, evil biatches, she called them. She said that Christ, in that place, was a sarcastic reference. She never believed in God again, because of those nuns (she said she was grateful to them for that).


The results of the Stanford Prison Experiment are far more profound and generalizable than most people realize.   You put people in a position of power over their fellow beings and their latent sadistic tendencies almost inevitably take over.  I'm not sure what ti says about uman nature, but nothing good I think.

  The Army commissioned the experiments because they wanted to know why, no matter how exemplary a soldier was before being assigned to prison guard duty, they almost invariably became an aggressive discipline problem who mistreated prisoners after a few years  (in other words the DOD knew or should have known Abu Gharib was going to happen)

The only thing scarier is people that VOLUNTEER for such positions.   As a Practical matter I thin the only solution is Panopticon-like levels of constant surveillance on both the cared for and the care givers
2014-01-28 02:31:46 PM  
1 votes:

Rincewind53: Jesus. shiat you read like this makes you realize how utterly horrifying it must have been to be in any sort of church child care in the 1960s, or before that. The Irish Catholic Church just released a similar report about orphanages they ran in the 1960s and it was just as bad.

Horrifying stories. Truly horrifying.


Sure.  60's.
2014-01-28 02:28:50 PM  
1 votes:
Nonsense. They're just preparing these kids for the modern job market.
2014-01-28 02:14:52 PM  
1 votes:

Dragonflew: Where is the OBVIOUS tag?  Do not trust children around ANY employee of god.


Er... do not trust any employee of god around children.
2014-01-28 02:07:50 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, Christians abusing children again? What a shock. It's almost like if you build an organization on the premise of "if you feel guilty as hell about something, come to us and Magic Sky Guy will fix you" but Magic Sky Guy never actually delivers, you would then be left with an organization just chocked full of untreated people who had something to feel really guilty about.
2014-01-28 02:03:51 PM  
1 votes:

weltallica: The real tragedy is that the entire western world is so used to the idea of a religious institution horrifically abusing children, this link will probably only get 60 comments, if that many.


Comment quantity is a measure of how entertaining it is to comment on a topic, not how serious the subject matter is.
2014-01-28 01:55:31 PM  
1 votes:
Well in all fairness it didn't put the lotion on its skin.
2014-01-28 01:43:06 PM  
1 votes:

AliceBToklasLives: Meh.  Better to be sodomized with a garden hose for an hour than to burn for an eternity.


Aka the Torquemada Fallacy, the thing that explains how devotees of Gods that their scriptures  claim to be beings of pure love who want universal brotherhood, are capable of the most savage and horrific acts of violence.  What's a little destruction of the temporary human envelope, if you save the immortal soul in the process?

I am waiting for some  Al-qaeda connected Imam to formally declare that anyone killed by a terror attack or jihaddist also technically qualifies as a "martyr for the faith" and therefore also gets the deluxe heavenly accommodations with the hot and cold running virgins.    It'd be a perfect way to assuage the guilt of your would be holy warriors and convince them they are actually doing their victims a favor
2014-01-28 01:43:03 PM  
1 votes:
Happens whenever kids are in religious boarding schools. Ever since I learned about rampant abuse in all the Indian boarding schools in the US, regardless of the sect running it, I have expected the same result from every boarding school and group home in existence. So far I have only seen confirmation over the years.
2014-01-28 01:39:16 PM  
1 votes:
Sleepers?
2014-01-28 01:31:54 PM  
1 votes:
RELAX everyone....hasn't anyone ever heard of a enema?

/ never refer to it as his/her/their enema.
2014-01-28 01:30:09 PM  
1 votes:
I've got a job for you, Frank Castle.....
 
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