• Petitioning President Obama

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President Obama

Investigate Child Sexual Abuse By Priests, Rabbis & Religious Leaders

    1. Petition by

      Jerry Slevin

      Port Jefferson, NY

Many thousands of children have been, and continue to be, sexually abused in religious organizations. Local political leaders and prosecutors have been, and continue to be, unable and/or unwilling to curtail this. President Obama must step up and establish a national investigation commission as Australia's Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, just did effectively and decisively. Otherwise the horrors of 200 deaf boys being sexually abused allegedly by a single priest will occur again, as shown in the award winning HBO documentary, Mea Maxima Culpa. As President Obama recently said, protecting defenseless children is the first duty of government.

To:
President Obama
Investigate Child Sexual Abuse By Priests, Rabbis & Religious Leaders

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Rich Kaelin WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY
      • 8 months ago

      Clearly these organizations cannot police themselves, and local authorities often hive ties that prevent full investigation. An independent outside investigator is needed. I don't want government attacking religion, but I also don't want religion being used to shield attacks on children.

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    • Helene Renton NORWALK, CT
      • 8 months ago

      The abuse of a child should

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    • Elton Thomas COVINGTON, WA
      • 8 months ago

      Having lived in a oppressive cult religion and seen abuse covered up by Religious leaders is reason enough, and a petition like this can help.

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    • Giuseppi Nadizine SHARON, PA
      • 8 months ago

      I wish for these atrocities to end, for children to be free to practice whatever beliefs they desire without the fear of sexual advances from those they are raised to trust and turn to as a guide.

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    • barbara metzelaar APACHE JUNCTION, AZ
      • 8 months ago

      I was sexually abused as a Mormon.

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