George Pell and the Australian assault on Christianity

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An article snuck across my radar last week, hidden at the very bottom of the news, seemingly only included as a necessity that had to be included for the sake of ticking all the boxes.

ACT to ban chaplains from public schools.

The ACT government will ban chaplains from public schools in Canberra from the end of the year by withdrawing from the School Chaplaincy program.

ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry says the territory’s Education Act mandated that public schools were secular, and that any chaplains currently employed could stay but would have no authority to teach religion.

“They’re employed to continue to do that youth work and social work, which is important but that is conducted in non-religious way,” she told the ABC.

Of the 150 schools in the ACT chaplains are currently employed in about 20.

For overseas readers, the ACT is a very small state in Australia which was formed entirely for the creation of the nation’s artificial capital, Canberra. It is a bureaucratic state and currently enjoys the best standard of living in the country and the highest per capita average income. In modern Australia it pays to be a parasite.

The ACT has long been a progressive bastion. Back in the early 1970s it legalised pornography and drug use among other unsavory pastimes. Now it is on its way to criminalising Christianity which is entirely in line with its previous attitudes. If you’re going to take the side of Satan then sooner or later you’re going to gather up the courage to come down publicly against the other side.

It seems a lot of government work to go to such bother against what amounts to a paltry 20 chaplains. But any vestiges of Christianity must be dealt with from the smaller scale to the very large.

The other end of the scale this week is the public announcement of the result of the greatest show trail in Australia’s history, and what will in the decades to come be seen as the country’s greatest failure against itself. The conviction of Cardinal George Pell for sex crimes against two choirboys in the 1990s when he was archbishop of Melbourne happened back in December last year but the Australian public has been allowed to discover it today.

This conviction was never in doubt, not because of Pell’s supposed guilt, but because it was preordained. The assault on Christianity in Australia could not ignore the country’s most prominent cleric that has ever lived. He is their top scalp, and even though the credibility of the two witnesses borders on farcical, nothing could stand in the way of this result.

The complainant, who cannot be identified, did not give evidence at the retrial; the recording from the first trial was admitted as the complainant’s evidence. The recording was available to the public only insofar as it was quoted by the barristers in their examination of other witnesses or in their final addresses to the jury, and by the judge in his charge to the jury. So, no member of the public has a complete picture of the evidence and no member of the public is able to make an assessment of the complainant’s demeanour.

Anonymous complainants giving unsubstantiated evidence that is so full of holes it resembles a mosquito net was the best the authorities could come up with, but they wanted their man and they got him. When I first heard that Pell was to fly back to Australia from the Vatican to face charges I knew that he was in deep trouble, as I am sure that Pell knew as well.

If they can get Pell convicted and jailed on such ridiculous charges then they can get anyone. Make no mistake, the Australian progressive left absolutely despise George Pell and he has been their number one target for decades. The same people who celebrate making children transgender hate this guy. That should tell you all that you need to know right there. George Pell was the number three man in the Vatican and a direct threat to the current Pope and his socialist agenda. The charges of pedophilia are beyond ludicrous if one takes the trouble to read the details of the trial. This has been a political and cultural assassination.

I fear that the real assault on Christianity has only just begun. But this only gives me hope and courage. After all, progressives hate truth and they hate Christianity more than anything else. That should tell you something.

This article was originally published at https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/, where Adam Piggott publishes regularly and brilliantly. You can purchase Adam’s books here.

  • Taipan

    Like political conservatives George Pell was just as useless. He noted that he was a loyal son of the Second Vatican Council which was the French Revolution in the Church.

    • Bumpstock reloaded

      Must agree there. I saw him on Q&A. Dawkins practically dismantled Pell and I was thinking at the time “geez, this is the 3rd best in the Vatican to argue for God”.

      On Q&A also, he was a Jew apologist, blaming “anti-Semites” for banning European Jews from honest occupations into usury, when we know full well it was the other way around – usury chosen in preference to honest work that the Goyyim can do for them.

  • Stiffbastard

    Like a dog chasing a car. Now they they’ve caught it, where to from here?

    • thegentlemantroll

      Tony Abbott. He punched a wall in 1978 didn’t you know. That’s practically rape.

      • JohnB

        Not only did he punch the wall, he showed some respect to Pell, as did a million other Australian Catholics.
        Clearly proving that he (and a million other Australian Catholics) were complicit and condoned Pell’s unknown and then un-publicised crimes.

        Gaol them all!!!

        • Taipan

          Yeah cause they don’t like getting pozz’d right?

    • Brendan Cleary

      Gaol!

  • Bucky Redux

    Maybe he is the token scalp ?

    • thegentlemantroll

      Of course. Globohomo understands the power of a symbolic victory.

    • Bumpstock reloaded

      No, he has been the Moby Dick of the anti-Australian regressive left since he spoke out against sodomite marriage, homosexuality in general and even occasionally Islam.

      I don’t suppose the left realise that, if the verdict was true, Pell is also a homosexual, that he committed the same vile acts which will be celebrated by a significant amount of “Australians” this Saturday night at the annual sod-fest in Sydney?

      • Bucky Redux

        Good points you make.

        • Bumpstock reloaded

          Thanks. No “welcome back” after my Zucking by Disqus? How they didn’t get a raving counter-Semite like you first is a mystery 🙂

          • Bucky Redux

            I’ve had plenty of comments shoah’d by disqus.
            It’s a shame that XYZ uses disqus, as XYZ maintains it is a free speech platform.
            Disqus is a cucked SJW company operating out of cuck central, San Francisco….
            Free speech and Disqus operating together ? nah….

  • Bucky Redux

    Not gonna happen,sorry.

  • James

    Nailed to the cross.

  • Taipan
    • Stiffbastard

      …and here I was thinking that it was a way for the Jews to combat Rome …

    • The Unburdened

      So does that make the Catholic Church history’s first instance of controlled opposition?

      • Taipan

        No, why would it?

    • Warren Raymond

      What?

      Jesus was a Jew. All his disciples were Jews. His followers were Jews. And this whole movement was to “combat the power of the Jews?”

      Bizarre.

      • Taipan
      • Bumpstock reloaded

        Oh yes, that old chestnut. Racially yes, but religiously they became the first Christians. Jesus was pretty clear about who he though the Jews were :

        “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

  • thegentlemantroll

    Adam is 100% correct. This verdict stinks. The alleged incident sounds so out-of-character as to seem absurd, almost like a fantasy lefty xatiacature of what they think right-wingers get up to. It resembles the Kavanaugh and Judie Smollett cases alit, except our limp-dicked media and legal system lack critical faculties. The left identified Pell as a symbolic enemy to be taken down and went about it methodically for years. I believe the major perpetrators are the gay mafia.

    • Stiffbastard

      I’m waiting for the full transcripts. Any redacted sections will indicate a miscarriage of justice.

      • Brendan Cleary

        There are no redactions and, if there were, they do not indicate a miscarriage of justice. Pell was treated the same way as any accused.

        • Stiffbastard

          Where are the transcripts? The courts must be open, otherwise their judgements can not be trusted.

          • Brendan Cleary

            Both the transcripts and the video recordings are held by the Court. They will be available to the Court of Appeal and, depending on the outcome, the public in due course, in the same way as those of all other sex offenders are.

          • Bumpstock reloaded

            We’ll see what happens at the court of appeal, although I have no faith in the Jew-diciary, I think Pell is cooked. This is a tipping point for Australia, a point where you can measure complete institutional decline from.

    • Brendan Cleary

      You need to read more about Pell’s previous deviant acts. He is the personification of Vatican and clerical evil, a traitor to Christians and Christianity.

      • thegentlemantroll

        That’s really a matter of who you choose to believe, and I hope that with whoever you read you are also asking yourself whether they would have any vested interest that motivates the “facts” they choose to present to you. If the Church is capable of cover-ups then it’s certainly capable of framing someone too.

        If you’re willing to consider that Pell might be the most cunning and deceitful pedo priest who ever lived, then why not also consider that his enemies might similarly be able to use extraordinary levels of deceit and cunning. At the end of the day, we’re meant to be judging guilt based on solid evidence and reliable witnesses, neither of which I have seen convincingly here.

        • Brendan Cleary

          You raise two points: firstly, that you have not seen convincing evidence, and, secondly, by implication, Pell is not guilty. Unfortunately, you and I were not at the trial. Fortunately, the 12 jurors were at the trial. A lot of evidence, as it is in all sex assault cases, was heard in camera and not reported. We did not see it or hear it. The jury did. Those who did not see or hear the evidence cannot decide either way. Those who did, can and they found, unanimously, that Pell was guilty. It is very important to note that Pell’s barrister raised the evidence of Pell’s clothing, claiming that it was “impossible” for him to get his dick out. However, Pell did not give evidence about what he was wearing, in detail, on the day alleged and in fact, from my reading, nor did anyone else. Pell, in fact, chose not to subject himself to cross examination, at all! Guilt cannot be assumed from a failure by the accused to give evidence, however, a failure to swear to the truth of a vital assertion by the defence should, and does, make that assertion of no evidentiary value. Pell is guilty.

          • John Sheppard

            Brendan, what were you wearing on September 15th, 1993?

          • Brendan Cleary

            Well, that depends on what time of the day! I certainly wasn’t in a cardinal’s strange clobber! If, on the other hand, I was a cardinal, I’d be more than happy to give evidence about what I was wearing, whether I remembered or not.

          • thegentlemantroll

            Right, so in other words, you would have no chance of answering definitively yet you expect another person too. A cardinal wears the same thing every time they are on duty right down to the same type of boxers or briefs.

          • Brendan Cleary

            You missed the point. Pell was given the opportunity to tell the jury exactly what he was wearing. He didn’t. How would you, or I, know what clobber a cardinal wears when “on duty” unless he told us? If I were given the same opportunity, I would answer truthfully. Pell, as I said, did not even take the opportunity!

          • thegentlemantroll

            Please take the opportunity given to you by another poster to demonstrate how easy it is. The date was September 15th 1993.
            I want it all please. Every item of clothing you wore that day right down to the stitching, fabric type, button count, colour, pattern, size, manufacturer. Or if you can just state what professional occupation you were engaged in that day I can just go ahead and make the assumptions on your behalf.

          • Bumpstock reloaded

            Brendan, Pell allegedly walked in after Mass, having not changed out of his clerical gear, and it was proven in court that he would not have been able to get his dick out in the manner or time suggested by the “witness.”

          • Bumpstock reloaded

            Not to mention, Pell must have swallowed Viagra in anticipation for what was about to happen. How does a 55 year old get a hard enough erection in the seconds in between discovering the boys and supposedly getting his gown to the side? Anyone over about 35-40 would have to agree.

          • thegentlemantroll

            Reports are also state that the character-assessment of one of the accusers was deemed inadmissible by the court. Lo and behold, he was a drug addict with a criminal history who apparently twice told his mum that he made it up. He’s dead now by the way.

            “Your honour, Mr Heroin Addicted felon here says that Pell sodomised him. I ask that you please ignore what kind of person he is.”

            Oh, and a previous jury acquitted Pell by near-unanimous vote. And beside that, the climate of hostility to the church now is such that picking an impartial jury is a damn hard task. Repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it. I see you weren’t too hard to sway.

          • Brendan Cleary

            Well, I think you might have a blind faith in Pell’s near sainthood, or you are being The Devil’s Advocate!
            One point at a time. The dead former altar boy did not give evidence. Nor did his mother. Your “reports” are figmentary or rumour, either way having nothing to do with the jury’s deliberations.
            You also seem to delight in attacking by gratuitous denigration. This is not legitimate argument or valid criticism of the prosecution case.
            The previous trial resulted in a hung jury. The jury decision was not “overturned”. That came right out of your imagination!
            Pell was not “instructed” by his lawyer and your invented report is just that! If anything, and this comes from a criminal lawyer, Pell, like any other client, would as a matter of professional mandate have been advised that he was not required to give evidence. His solicitor, or barrister, would never “instruct” him not to give evidence.
            As for lies being repeated, you are right. Lying about your guilt, as Pell did, often enough seems to convince the hapless faithful. I’m not so easily conned.

          • thegentlemantroll

            Yes neither the dead boy nor his mother give evidence. They have no evidence. Actual hard evidence also had nothing to do with the jury’s deliberation. You make no mention of the climate of hate that leftists have bred against conservative Catholics and Pell being able to cloud the integrity of any jury.

            You’re calling me a rumor-spreader and fiction conjurer. We’re you there listening to Pell talking
            with his lawyer?

            If Pell admits to his own guilt then I’ll back off. It’d be hard to refute a guy who just owned up to what society considers the worst crime anyone can possibly commit in the modern age. He’d be better off being accused of multiple homocides. Unless that actually happens I’ll have a hard time accepting a guilty verdict because of the blatant prejudice of our left-wing culture and elites, trial-by-media and lack of anything other than heresay. You seem to be the one with blind faith here: in the infallible integrity of the legal process. But then again we do seem to have quite a lot of lawyers walking around thinking they’re Jesus.

          • Brendan Cleary

            My last response. The trial of Pell took place in a court room, not a “climate of hate”. Pell was tried the same as any similar alleged offender.
            Neither of us was “in the room”. I can tell you, though, notwithstanding your invented “reports”, Richter would never have told Pell not to give evidence. It is a breach of professional ethics to do so.
            As for Pell admitting anything, he’d be the first pedophile, in my legal experience, to do so!
            The legal process is not infallible and nor lawyers and nor are priests, including the pope.

          • thegentlemantroll

            Your “responses” are being picked apart repeatedly by myself and other commenters and you refuse to accept it. I bet you’re a boomer. You obviously think you’re kicking big goals with what you believe are delightfully blasphemous remarks about papal infallibility, blind catholic faith etc, as well as a love of sardonic quotation marks. Climate of Hate is an expression, and you know it. If you want to keep banging on about how a courtroom is such a pure temple of sanctified jucidicial impartiality then you are just going to look like an uppity twit. I have news that may upset you: many of us don’t care much for modern legal professionals nor have a lot of faith in them. You’re not convincing anyone by trumpeting it’s higher principles. You’re basically saying we should just trust what you say because you know how it works. Yeah fat chance. Not after the last decade of results. And as for the Church, we’re not living under rocks mate. Everyone knows the church has problems and a lot of unsavory characters have passed through its doors. But the difference is that no one is pretending otherwise.

          • Brendan Cleary

            Mate, please yourself. If you don’t want to sensibly argue your case, relying on facts and the law, I’ll let you do so!

          • Bumpstock reloaded

            “Pell is guilty.” We’ll see what the Victorian Court of Appeal has to say, though given his fate is going to be decided by Melbournian elites, I don’t hold much hope for him.

      • Bumpstock reloaded

        Acts that were ALL proven to be false. Also, during the first trial for the current accusations, the first jury voted to acquit 10-2. Funny how they found a unanimous jury the second time around.

        Bear this in mind, BC. Regardless of what you think of Pell, this sets a dangerous precedent. ANYONE now can make up any allegation of anything back as far as 23 years ago, with no physical evidence, on your own hearsay, one witness (the supposed “victim” with a flimsy story, and if you’re unpopular enough, a jury can convict you. It’s bullshit no matter which way you look at it.

        In saying that pedos or child murderers with indisputable evidence against them, not this ludicrous fiction alleged at Pell, should publicly hang.

        • Evelyn Treptow

          That’s exactly what I think. What does that mean for the rest of us? What I have found, however, is that usually a case like this does not even go ahead,as there is not even evidence of a crime committed and no corroborating witnesses, it would not be worth the court’s time and money , but in this case it’s a public person , disliked by many , who they wanted to get rid off, so I guess they thought the expense was worth it, because this could destroy the Catholic church .

    • Dan Flynn

      I’m very interested in why Adam are so confident that Pell is innocent. Even Frank Brennan, a priest, lawyer and strong Pell supporter is cautious in his suspicion of the recent verdict. Even he acknowledges that ‘we’re all left with the realisation that 12 decent Australians off the street listening to the evidence of the victim and listening to everything that was outlined, including the improbabilities, say we are absolutely convinced that Cardinal Pell did something dreadful to this young man and his companion’

      I too can acknowledge the apparent ‘improbabilities’ but I also realize that child abuse victims can get hazy around chronology but that the abuse itself is burned into their psyche forever. In the court of law everything must be weighed. The complainant was heavily cross examined by Australia’s most prominent defense lawyer and was still judged as credible by the jury. The focus on what Pell was wearing in the sacristy and how long he stood on the church steps after the mass is, at best, a compelling counter argument worth considering. However to use these details and proof of ‘greatest show trial in Australia’s history’ shows the sheer depth of his bias.

      • Repeal fake marriage

        Hi Dan, if Pell is guilty, damn him to rot. But then chase down Islam and homosexuals and their lobby groups with the same fanaticism as that shown by Pell’s accusers.

        • Dan Flynn

          Hi Steve,
          I know there are lots of people who hate Pell (and the church) and are enjoying his decline, to be expected really, he’s sure made some enemies. However I get that this seems excessive to people on the other side of the political and religious aisle.
          I believe Pell is guilty and, if so, the hottest part of hell is awaiting.
          Hope you well.

        • Oldavid

          No, Islam has no influence on the political/judicial/economic/social/cultural system compared to the Judaeo-Masonic secretocracy that is ubiquitous.

          Of all the so-called “Catholics” that are blamed for everything how many of them are secretly Freemasons?

          • Repeal fake marriage

            What are Freemasons?

          • Oldavid

            Depends who you ask.

            A good description from the Rabbis is “introductory Kabbalah for the Goyim”.

            For the silly “True Blue” initiates it is an organisation that promotes arcane “wisdom” and benefits to the members of the “brotherhood” that mindlessly support its unknown objectives and “brothers”.

            My description is “an organised bunch of idiots trying to pretend that they’re smarter than God”.

  • Brendan Cleary

    You do yourself no credit by praising a serial protector and supporter of pedophiles who has now, finally, been convicted, by a jury of 12 ordinary people, of molesting in a most serious way, two boys who trusted him. Pell’s public support for his fellow pedophile and flat mate, Gerard Ridsdale, and his complete contempt of parents of O’Donnell’s young victims, are a measure of the character of the man and indicate his predilection. Pell’s behaviour towards a group of boys in the Torquay SLSC, where a lifesaver named Tyack caught him exposing himself to the young boys, suggests that he has no fear of carrying out his deviant acts on boys in full view. Pell is an agent of evil, the person who does the evil acts, and his crimes symbolic of the corrupt, deviant institution of Vatican Catholicism, a betrayal of true Christian faith. The shame is that many good people will, as so many have done, walk away from Christian teaching into the arms of the greater evils of Marxism and Islam, because of the trust betrayed by Pell and his fellow priests, from the top of the steaming pile to the bottom.

    • thegentlemantroll

      If you’re willing to take such a flimsy body of evidence at face value, completely ignoring the extreme atmosphere of prejudice against Conservative Catholics, and not even harbour one bit of skepticism about the whole thing, then please don’t kid yourself into thinking you are not with the Marxists. And when that mob start making wild claims about you don’t expect any help from me.

    • Bumpstock reloaded

      BC, these accusations you speak of regarding previous accusations of deviancy have been proven false.

  • Panadechi Santiago

    This is the result of the wrong war 70 years ago. General George S. Patton said we fought on the wrong side. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5d3be99a82062e6b6a3064eb3c10cf4b1c5c1c988df736f12b2d7806e2067efc.jpg

    • Bumpstock reloaded

      Hitler was no friend of Christianity on any level, declaring “The logical end point of Christianity is the systematic cultivation of the human failure”. Looking at modern Christians, I would have to agree.

  • clemilf

    What is the penance for Choir boys swigging sacramental wine?

    Pellatio

    • Bumpstock reloaded

      It was only a matter of time.

  • Razorback

    Fucking smack on ..

  • Bumpstock reloaded

    Same perverts like Ford, Minchin and innumerable others who believe this travesty of justice will be celebrating the full alphabet spectrum of sexual perversion and depravity this Saturday night in Sydney. Ironic, don’t you think?

  • Oldavid

    I rather suspect that George somehow soiled his masonic apron (or failed to pay his dues) and is, therefore, thrown “under the bus” to provide both a distraction and “virtue signal” for the real crooks to hide in.

    Orrite! the subversion of what’s left of the bastion of Christianity is well and truly massacred in the “media”. I bet that the real perverts that have infiltrated hated Christianity will flourish in the wake.

    Now, let’s see if the self righteous pricks will continue their “investigations” into Judaism and ‘Masonry.

    I also bet that all sexual predators that repudiate the fundamentals of Christianity are ideological lackeys of “New Age” ‘Masonry.

    • Bumpstock reloaded

      Re your first paragraph, Pells job at the Vatican was to investigate and clean up the Vatican finances. Perhaps he uncovered too much. These scurrilous attacks started just after his appointment to the job in 2014. Reads a bit like Godfather III but a plausible theory. His accuser will enjoy lifelong anonymity and we don’t know what his affiliations are or who is putting what into his bank accounts.

      But more likely, Pell was just too much of a stalwart against the Australian LGBT-WTF lobby, and they were desperate to bring him down by any means. Given the RCCs appalling record on child abuse in Australia (and practically everywhere else) all they had to do was smear him with some accusation of it. The media and the general NPC public would, and have declare him guilty before he ever saw a courtroom, as is the case.

      This article in today’s Fairax, as astonished as I am that it made it to print, sums up the case for Pell’s innocence pretty well.

      https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/cardinal-sin-critics-raise-questions-about-george-pell-s-conviction-20190227-p510iv.html

  • Evelyn Treptow

    I am not a Catholic and George Pell is not one of my favorite people by far but I believe this verdict is suss. One witness??? You can be convicted because of the statement of one witness who could be lying? when all other evidence speaks against it? What kind of justice system is this? You can just get rid of anybody you want now, as long as you accuse them of a crime? We should all be worried now and watch our backs. He has become a scapegoat in a witch hunt, but I guess playing the martyr suits him fine

    • Bumpstock reloaded

      “You can just get rid of anybody you want now, as long as you accuse them of a crime?”

      Pretty much. Helps if you can draw other people into your cause but this sets the precedent that some person can make up scurrilous allegations about anyone from the distant past and ruin their career and life. We saw this tactic weaponised as Kavanuagh ascended to SCOTUS last year – three women (two Jews, no less) came forth with BS stories about something that was alleged to have happened decades earlier, you know, just in time for Kavanaughs nomination to SCOTUS. Yeah, they were so affected they waited 30 years and just that time to bring it up.

      We are going to see a lot more of this in today’s bullshit #metoo era.

      • Oldavid

        All this stinks of the Judeo-Masonic secretocracy finding a scapegoat as an example of what could happen to you if you don’t play according to the perfidious rules to which you bound yourself by perfidious oaths.

        I know by experience that .Masons go after Catholics of social stature with enthusiasm and slimy inducements. My guess is that George got sucked in long ago and then reneged setting himself up to be disposable in the great plan.

        Whatever his sins or weakness MAY have been he is almost certainly not a serial poofter, predator, pervert like them that stand to be protected by the smokescreen generated by this… not the least of which is T’Googlio Monster (“Pope” Francis who is just a sock puppet for the Talmudic New World Order).

    • Bucky Redux

      Georgie boy was the Vatican money man.
      This is much much deeper than a priest kiddy fiddling some choir boy decades ago.
      Catholic Church is guilty of much more horrific evil acts than child molestation.

  • Annie Hooper

    You’re defending George Pell?! Why do you believe George Pell over the victim? It was a unanimous decision by the jury, after what must have been very credible testimony. Why would the victim lie? Everything is always some bizarre conspiracy – its the Jewish people, its the gay mafia. Jesus. You all have a screw loose.