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East Lancs Bishop slams child abusers in Christmas message

THE acting Bishop of Blackburn has spoken of his revulsion at child abusers like Jimmy Savile who have dominated the news recently.

In his Christmas message the Rt Rev John Goddard, Bishop of Burnley and acting Bishop of Blackburn, also spoke about the difficulties so many people in East Lancashire are having to put food on the table.

Bishop John, who will deliver the message at Blackburn Cathedral on Christmas Day, said: “Much is made of the power and influence some people can and do hold.

“Indeed there is the power for good but so often power is used to dominate and is used to harm or diminish people. Recently we have heard much about awful child abuse where adults have used their position to dominate the young, and exploit their vulnerability. This has caused our nation to shudder with revulsion.”

He said he had been heartened by people’s generosity in tough times.

Bishop John said: “East Lancashire faces difficult times during the recessions and yet there is a warmth and readiness to reach out to each other.

“Some urban areas, particularly in Burnley and Blackburn, are facing difficulties in making sure the food banks are well stocked.

“We might say that in the 21st century food parcels should not be necessary in our developed nation, but in East Lancashire over 930 a week are needed. “This is mind-blowing, but given that Lancashire people do not just sit back but assist where they can, in this, they reflect the service of God who comes in Christ to serve us.

“This Christmas I pray while we enjoy our festivities we do not neglect the needy. Perhaps also we could look to that care being realised in seeking how better to enrich the lives of others around us.

“For Christians this starts in honouring Christ himself, for our deepest need is met in him who came in poverty and simplicity, was born for us in a stable and gave us his life on the cross, so that in his rising to glory we find our true selves in his service and so develop the courage to serve each other.

“May you have a blessed Christmas.”

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12:17pm Mon 24 Dec 12

jimpy0 says...

Let he or those without sin cast the first stone --------------- priests have been messing with kids long before the famous ever started.
Let he or those without sin cast the first stone --------------- priests have been messing with kids long before the famous ever started. jimpy0
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12:32pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Info-warrior says...

Jimmy Savile linked with Haut de la Garenne children's home scandal
Lenny Harper, former child abuse investigator, says he believes Savile was involved in indecent assault at Jersey institution The former head of the Jersey child abuse investigation has said he now suspects that Sir Jimmy Savile was implicated in the Haut de la Garenne children's home abuse scandal.

It was only a matter of time before the two were connected and remember that the Jersey scandal can bring down the government as stated by Leah McGrath Goddman who as blogged her experience of investigating such incidents and the difficulties of getting to the truth.

US journalist banned from Britain for investigating Jersey child abuse
Last week (01-07-12) the Guardian ran a series of articles on the Channel Islands, covering both the lack of a proper response to allegations if child abuse on Jersey and the Barclay brothers' apparent attempt to dominate life on Sark. They featured our own Tom McNally in the role of a governor general paying a rare visit to a remote and troublesome archipelago.

Perhaps the most serious topic raise was the allegation that an American journalist has been banned from the UK and the Channel Islands because she was writing a book about child abuse on Jersey.

Leah McGrath Goodman tells the story on her own blog:
A couple years into my research, my trips to the UK were becoming frequent enough to justify my renting a flat for overnight stays and an office for my paperwork. Jersey has strict rules about outsiders renting property, so I arranged to meet with Jersey’s Customs and Immigration officials in July 2011 to make sure my accommodations passed muster. I was told they did. The first officer I met with, Jim Griffiths, told me not to worry and that as long as I did not intend to live in Jersey or take a job there – and my trips did not exceed the six-month time limit for visitors – I could proceed with my work.
When he asked what I was researching, I was completely honest. He quickly excused himself and then returned with his superior. The two men proceeded to shout at me. I was told that I needed to get a long-term entry visa to conduct my work on the island. I asked if they had changed their minds due to the nature of my research. The two men would not answer the question and immediately escorted me out.
A week later, I went home to the States to do other work and did not return to the UK until early September. I was on my way to speak at a bank conference in Salzburg, but had meetings in London and Jersey with other journalists. This time, the border check at Heathrow Airport asked me if I would go to a waiting area to answer additional questions about my stay. This had never happened to me before, but I was not very concerned and agreed.
No one asked me any questions, though. Instead, a second border official took me to an empty room beneath the airport and simply locked the door behind me. I did not at any time consent to being imprisoned. My luggage, wallet, phone, bank cards and my identification were taken from me. If I’d been turned out on the street at that moment, I would have been utterly helpless to feed myself or prove who I was. There is no way to explain what this feels like until it happens to you, but until then I never realized the razor-thin line between feeling secure and feeling endangered.
I asked the guards what was happening and I was handed a piece of paper that said, “You have been detained under paragraph 16 of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act or arrested under paragraph 17 of Schedule 2 of that Act.” What did this mean? Was I being arrested? No one would say. I was fingerprinted and photographed. I asked the personnel watching me if I could call my solicitor or my consulate. “That’s what people always say,” one of the staffers said. I asked: What are my rights? A second staffer answered: “This is the border. You have no rights.”
It got worse from there. For several hours, I waited for any concrete information about how long I would be trapped in a basement. The border guards repeatedly told me they needed time to go through my luggage and papers before deciding what questions to ask me. This struck me as an attempt to reverse-engineer a case against me. I demanded to return to the States unless there were grounds to keep me there. I was told by the border officials they could make things much more painful if I did not cooperate.
At this point, I wanted to call my family to let then know where I was, but this, too, was denied. None of the officers would provide their full names and the paperwork they signed and occasionally handed me was indecipherable. Closed-circuit TV cameras were everywhere ...
In all, I was there from 0645 GMT to 1900 GMT, 12 hours without food or sleep on the back of a redeye flight. Ultimately, I was denied entry to the UK and sent back to the U.S., the black stamp of death I’d always heard about, but never seen, punched in my passport.
The two officers who interrogated me later that day asked very personal questions - some of them about where I lived, my exact addresses in New York and the Channel Islands, and some of them about the people who were closest to me. I was deeply reluctant to discuss my personal relationships or my addresses, as I got the feeling security and safety were not high on the UK Border Force’s priority list. Once the questions had ended, there was another hours-long wait, after which I was informed that I was being ousted. ....
As I later found, the UK was not accusing me of doing anything wrong. My big mistake, apparently, had been to meet with the Jersey officials. According to a subject access request filed with the UK Border Agency after I’d returned home, Jersey’s officials flagged me well before I arrived at the border.
I filed a second subject access request with Jersey itself, but received a form letter stating that information had been withheld for “the purposes of the prevention, detection or investigation of a crime; or the apprehension or prosecution of persons who have committed an offence.” I can only assume this refers to me – a journalist who, until last summer, held a clean record in the UK and a Tier-1 visa. ....
At the border, UK officials encouraged me to file for another long-term visa but when I did, I was slapped with a two-year ban from entering the country in January. My legal team in London said they had never seen the UKBA act with such swift malice.

I feel that there is more and bigger people to be investigated YET remember Savile became a Sir but the problem we have is that the people who have been put in place to investigate may not fully be transparent in attempts to protect well known public officials...
Jimmy Savile linked with Haut de la Garenne children's home scandal Lenny Harper, former child abuse investigator, says he believes Savile was involved in indecent assault at Jersey institution The former head of the Jersey child abuse investigation has said he now suspects that Sir Jimmy Savile was implicated in the Haut de la Garenne children's home abuse scandal. It was only a matter of time before the two were connected and remember that the Jersey scandal can bring down the government as stated by Leah McGrath Goddman who as blogged her experience of investigating such incidents and the difficulties of getting to the truth. US journalist banned from Britain for investigating Jersey child abuse Last week (01-07-12) the Guardian ran a series of articles on the Channel Islands, covering both the lack of a proper response to allegations if child abuse on Jersey and the Barclay brothers' apparent attempt to dominate life on Sark. They featured our own Tom McNally in the role of a governor general paying a rare visit to a remote and troublesome archipelago. Perhaps the most serious topic raise was the allegation that an American journalist has been banned from the UK and the Channel Islands because she was writing a book about child abuse on Jersey. Leah McGrath Goodman tells the story on her own blog: A couple years into my research, my trips to the UK were becoming frequent enough to justify my renting a flat for overnight stays and an office for my paperwork. Jersey has strict rules about outsiders renting property, so I arranged to meet with Jersey’s Customs and Immigration officials in July 2011 to make sure my accommodations passed muster. I was told they did. The first officer I met with, Jim Griffiths, told me not to worry and that as long as I did not intend to live in Jersey or take a job there – and my trips did not exceed the six-month time limit for visitors – I could proceed with my work. When he asked what I was researching, I was completely honest. He quickly excused himself and then returned with his superior. The two men proceeded to shout at me. I was told that I needed to get a long-term entry visa to conduct my work on the island. I asked if they had changed their minds due to the nature of my research. The two men would not answer the question and immediately escorted me out. A week later, I went home to the States to do other work and did not return to the UK until early September. I was on my way to speak at a bank conference in Salzburg, but had meetings in London and Jersey with other journalists. This time, the border check at Heathrow Airport asked me if I would go to a waiting area to answer additional questions about my stay. This had never happened to me before, but I was not very concerned and agreed. No one asked me any questions, though. Instead, a second border official took me to an empty room beneath the airport and simply locked the door behind me. I did not at any time consent to being imprisoned. My luggage, wallet, phone, bank cards and my identification were taken from me. If I’d been turned out on the street at that moment, I would have been utterly helpless to feed myself or prove who I was. There is no way to explain what this feels like until it happens to you, but until then I never realized the razor-thin line between feeling secure and feeling endangered. I asked the guards what was happening and I was handed a piece of paper that said, “You have been detained under paragraph 16 of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act or arrested under paragraph 17 of Schedule 2 of that Act.” What did this mean? Was I being arrested? No one would say. I was fingerprinted and photographed. I asked the personnel watching me if I could call my solicitor or my consulate. “That’s what people always say,” one of the staffers said. I asked: What are my rights? A second staffer answered: “This is the border. You have no rights.” It got worse from there. For several hours, I waited for any concrete information about how long I would be trapped in a basement. The border guards repeatedly told me they needed time to go through my luggage and papers before deciding what questions to ask me. This struck me as an attempt to reverse-engineer a case against me. I demanded to return to the States unless there were grounds to keep me there. I was told by the border officials they could make things much more painful if I did not cooperate. At this point, I wanted to call my family to let then know where I was, but this, too, was denied. None of the officers would provide their full names and the paperwork they signed and occasionally handed me was indecipherable. Closed-circuit TV cameras were everywhere ... In all, I was there from 0645 GMT to 1900 GMT, 12 hours without food or sleep on the back of a redeye flight. Ultimately, I was denied entry to the UK and sent back to the U.S., the black stamp of death I’d always heard about, but never seen, punched in my passport. The two officers who interrogated me later that day asked very personal questions - some of them about where I lived, my exact addresses in New York and the Channel Islands, and some of them about the people who were closest to me. I was deeply reluctant to discuss my personal relationships or my addresses, as I got the feeling security and safety were not high on the UK Border Force’s priority list. Once the questions had ended, there was another hours-long wait, after which I was informed that I was being ousted. .... As I later found, the UK was not accusing me of doing anything wrong. My big mistake, apparently, had been to meet with the Jersey officials. According to a subject access request filed with the UK Border Agency after I’d returned home, Jersey’s officials flagged me well before I arrived at the border. I filed a second subject access request with Jersey itself, but received a form letter stating that information had been withheld for “the purposes of the prevention, detection or investigation of a crime; or the apprehension or prosecution of persons who have committed an offence.” I can only assume this refers to me – a journalist who, until last summer, held a clean record in the UK and a Tier-1 visa. .... At the border, UK officials encouraged me to file for another long-term visa but when I did, I was slapped with a two-year ban from entering the country in January. My legal team in London said they had never seen the UKBA act with such swift malice. I feel that there is more and bigger people to be investigated YET remember Savile became a Sir but the problem we have is that the people who have been put in place to investigate may not fully be transparent in attempts to protect well known public officials... Info-warrior
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1:19pm Mon 24 Dec 12

mavrick says...

A nice long article, It tells us nothing we don't already know. The tentacles of this abuse reach to the very heart of government and other professionals. I don't know what the answer is but it is a water shed for the institutions. I hope the investigation into the treatment the poor received from the catholic church extends to the poor who suffered unspeakable abuse.
A nice long article, It tells us nothing we don't already know. The tentacles of this abuse reach to the very heart of government and other professionals. I don't know what the answer is but it is a water shed for the institutions. I hope the investigation into the treatment the poor received from the catholic church extends to the poor who suffered unspeakable abuse. mavrick
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2:55pm Mon 24 Dec 12

juanbbien says...

Abuse by the church on children and adults as been going on for centuries blimey at one point in time they were even selling tickets to enter the gates of heaven to swell their coffers,religion the cause of more misery and death than anything.
Abuse by the church on children and adults as been going on for centuries blimey at one point in time they were even selling tickets to enter the gates of heaven to swell their coffers,religion the cause of more misery and death than anything. juanbbien
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4:15pm Mon 24 Dec 12

AndyW says...

Pot and kettle, surely?
Pot and kettle, surely? AndyW
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6:47pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Good call says...

Stop paying the tv licence and get rid of your television.
Stop paying the tv licence and get rid of your television. Good call
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9:33pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Info-warrior says...

Good call wrote:
Stop paying the tv licence and get rid of your television.
No need to dump the TV how could they possibly lock up 30million people for not paying their licence fees..thats if there was 30million people left to protest.
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: Stop paying the tv licence and get rid of your television.[/p][/quote]No need to dump the TV how could they possibly lock up 30million people for not paying their licence fees..thats if there was 30million people left to protest. Info-warrior
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9:40pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Reality50 says...

Savile was a lone evil paedophile but no mention of the organised child abuse in the Catholic churches and indeed the Muslim child sex gangs convicted in Rochdale Rotherham Telford and Derby amongst other places.
Savile was a lone evil paedophile but no mention of the organised child abuse in the Catholic churches and indeed the Muslim child sex gangs convicted in Rochdale Rotherham Telford and Derby amongst other places. Reality50
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10:20pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Graham Hartley says...

What chance is there of a response, let alone an apology for the abuse of children in his church, from The Right Reverend? Is he prevented from such action as part of of the terms of his employment? We who do not know suspect so.
What chance is there of a response, let alone an apology for the abuse of children in his church, from The Right Reverend? Is he prevented from such action as part of of the terms of his employment? We who do not know suspect so. Graham Hartley
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11:31pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Good call says...

Reality50 wrote:
Savile was a lone evil paedophile but no mention of the organised child abuse in the Catholic churches and indeed the Muslim child sex gangs convicted in Rochdale Rotherham Telford and Derby amongst other places.
Is that why one part of Operation Yewtree, the police investigation into Sa-vile has arrested others who were linked to him.Insitutionalised child abuse is rampant in this country.
P.S:Stop handing over £145 to the BBC
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Savile was a lone evil paedophile but no mention of the organised child abuse in the Catholic churches and indeed the Muslim child sex gangs convicted in Rochdale Rotherham Telford and Derby amongst other places.[/p][/quote]Is that why one part of Operation Yewtree, the police investigation into Sa-vile has arrested others who were linked to him.Insitutionalised child abuse is rampant in this country. P.S:Stop handing over £145 to the BBC Good call
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8:34am Tue 25 Dec 12

Info-warrior says...

Good call wrote:
Reality50 wrote:
Savile was a lone evil paedophile but no mention of the organised child abuse in the Catholic churches and indeed the Muslim child sex gangs convicted in Rochdale Rotherham Telford and Derby amongst other places.
Is that why one part of Operation Yewtree, the police investigation into Sa-vile has arrested others who were linked to him.Insitutionalised child abuse is rampant in this country.
P.S:Stop handing over £145 to the BBC
At some point the sheeple will grasp it and realise that the government looks after the bbc's intrests while the propaganda machine the bbc looks after the governments intrests and the Banksters look after the pair of them. Its so much in plain view that I find it hard to understand why others refuse to except that.? Maybe they're just to affraid to except that they have been robbed and lied to about so many things that its now clouding their visions of reality..

When you think they're making progress into the Savile or Jersey investigations somebody or some vital evidence will mysteriously dissapear in the usual manner..

It will end up with the investigation fizzling out especially now that its been linked to the Jersey scandal and us the tax man picking up the bill for paying Savile's victims compensation..The only fair out come to the Savile and Jersey investigations is to have people investigate who have no personal political or any kind of intrest in the outcome.

You have got to think that something is terribly wrong with the world we're all trying to survive in today and that these times of austerity and doom and gloom is set to be with us for the next ten years according to leading political parties...THE NEXT TEN YEARS so that will be 20yrs of misery for 4yrs of boom and bust. Given the fact that we have just entered the age of evil the future is looking pretty bleak with peadophiles running the world...

Happy Commercialism Day...You don't need to be sheep.......bahbahba
h..
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: Savile was a lone evil paedophile but no mention of the organised child abuse in the Catholic churches and indeed the Muslim child sex gangs convicted in Rochdale Rotherham Telford and Derby amongst other places.[/p][/quote]Is that why one part of Operation Yewtree, the police investigation into Sa-vile has arrested others who were linked to him.Insitutionalised child abuse is rampant in this country. P.S:Stop handing over £145 to the BBC[/p][/quote]At some point the sheeple will grasp it and realise that the government looks after the bbc's intrests while the propaganda machine the bbc looks after the governments intrests and the Banksters look after the pair of them. Its so much in plain view that I find it hard to understand why others refuse to except that.? Maybe they're just to affraid to except that they have been robbed and lied to about so many things that its now clouding their visions of reality.. When you think they're making progress into the Savile or Jersey investigations somebody or some vital evidence will mysteriously dissapear in the usual manner.. It will end up with the investigation fizzling out especially now that its been linked to the Jersey scandal and us the tax man picking up the bill for paying Savile's victims compensation..The only fair out come to the Savile and Jersey investigations is to have people investigate who have no personal political or any kind of intrest in the outcome. You have got to think that something is terribly wrong with the world we're all trying to survive in today and that these times of austerity and doom and gloom is set to be with us for the next ten years according to leading political parties...THE NEXT TEN YEARS so that will be 20yrs of misery for 4yrs of boom and bust. Given the fact that we have just entered the age of evil the future is looking pretty bleak with peadophiles running the world... Happy Commercialism Day...You don't need to be sheep.......bahbahba h.. Info-warrior
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