An article on today’s cbc.ca struck me. It seemed unbelievable, the title seemed out of a supermarket paper, a tabloid:
Quebec pastor who took child bride sentenced to 5 years
According to the article, when Daniel Cormier was 48 he, a self-proclaimed pastor, married a 10-year old member of his Church. His Church was for the homeless and addicted. He said he was saving her by marrying her, and that he was ‘entitled’ to have sex with her because she was his wife.
Daniel Cormier started a Church to minister to some of the most helpless of our society, and then he molested someone even more helpless – the child of an addict in his Church.
Like I said, it seems like a story from the tabloids. But it’s not. If it were, it wouldn’t be true. And this is heartbreaking truth.
Here’s another one:
Elderly Quebec man to serve incest sentence in seniors home
This man sexually abused his two daughters 50 years ago.
Crimes against children happen all over the world, even in our backyards. What saddens me is that I imagine for every story we read about, there are so many more we don’t know about at all. These stories are important, they are sad, devestating, stories that should not be told – but they must be told.
sigh…They must be told.
Hotep! I’ve heard about the issue of child soldiers. However, this may be worst. I had not heard any of these stories before. I appreciate you making me aware of them.
I invite your blog readers to read my entry this month about documentary on torture implemented by Americans.. I share a link to 80-minute documentary that lays out a convincing story.
Also, I encourage you to continue support of this campaign. We continue to seek bloggers to campaign on human rights abusers on the 27th of each month.
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I too saw these articles earlier today and was disturbed by them. Blogging for human rights is something we can definitely do. Thank you for bringing the opportunity to do this to our attention. What else can we do to help these people? Any ideas?
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Not sure, Elona. I think that making sure the stories are told is one way. They may be stories we want to hide away and they are surely stories we wish didn’t exist, but I think that telling the stories helps to remind people that this happens. When more people are aware of human rights violations, SOMETHING good has to come of it!
What do you think?