Pederasts for Giuliani!
Oh boy. So: Rudy Giuliani once hired a Catholic priest to work for his consulting company, and this priest still works there. Boss Giuliani must have been impressed by the business acumen of the priest, whose resume probably listed "Jesus = Ca$h" under "special skills." Other special skills the priest, Monsignor Alan Placa, possesses: proficiency in Microsoft Word, extensive knowledge of the Bible, prolonged history of child molestation allegations. Giuliani was aware Placa had faced child molestation charges months before he hired him in 2002. But he didn't care then, and he doesn't care now. He is the one person in the world who doesn't care.
Giuliani has described Placa as a close friend of 39 years, and defended his hiring at a campaign stop last week in Milwaukee (from ABC News):
"I know the man; I know who he is, so I support him," Giuliani said. "We give some of the worst people in our society the presumption of innocence and benefit of the doubt," he said. "And, of course, I'm going to give that to one of my closest friends."
Well, allegations are allegations, sure. And these allegations from Richard Tollner, who claimed Placa molested him in 1975, will surely send voters flocking to Giuliani:
"I realized that something was rubbing my body... After a minute or two, I realized that he's feeling me, feeling me in my genital area...." The grand jury report concluded that a Priest F, who Tollner says is Placa, abused the boys sexually "again and again and again."
Monsignor Alan Placa should know that if Giuliani does fire him, they're looking for a new president at Oral Roberts University.
Giuliani Defends, Employs Priest Accused of Molesting Teens [ABC News]