Saturday, May 21, 2011
dutch priest belonged to pedophile club
from cbs: The head of a Catholic religious order in the Netherlands has confirmed one of his subordinate priests served on the board of an organization that promotes pedophilia. Herman Spronck, head of the Dutch arm of the Salesian order, said in a statement Friday the priest served on the board of the "Martijn" organization, which is widely reviled but not illegal. "Of course we reject this and distance ourselves from this personal initiative" on the part of the priest, Spronck's statement said. "Membership in such organizations does not fit with the ethos of the Salesian order." However, RTL Nieuws, which broke the story, published interviews both with Spronck and the priest, identified as 73-year-old "Father Van B.," in which they defend some pedophile relationships.