SNAP STANDS BY CHILD PORN BUDDY

Catalyst September Issue 2011

We recently learned that despite what SNAP might say about priests accused of sexual crimes, the unscrupulous group has no problem standing by its friends who have been convicted on child pornography charges.

In both the May and June editions of Catalyst, we featured articles on Dr. Steve Taylor a psychiatrist who has worked closely with SNAP and who pleaded guilty in April to 23 counts of attempted possession of child pornography.

We now know, thanks to the reporting of the Times-Picayune, that this child porn afficionado is so beloved by SNAP that its founder, Barbara Blaine, intervened on his behalf even before his conviction: she, along with her friend, noted Church-bashing author Jason Berry, wrote to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, asking them to give due consideration to Taylor’s alleged humanitarian work before lifting his medical license.

Why should it matter if Taylor has done some good work in the past? After all, neither SNAP nor Berry has ever shown the slightest interest in weighing the totality of an accused priest’s record before condemning him publicly. Indeed, SNAP advises on its website that when a priest is accused, parishioners who support him should do so “PRIVATELY.” [Its emphasis.] To support him publicly would be “terribly hurtful to victims.”

We called on Blaine and Berry to immediately apologize to all victims, stating how contrite they are for causing such terrible hurt; they should also withdraw their public support for Dr. Taylor.

To show how hypocritical these people are consider that SNAP recently issued a news release expressing its delight with the news that a North Carolina priest pleaded guilty to deleting child porn from his computer. His humanitarian record counted for nothing in their eyes.


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Written by Bill