Hanna and Cunningham defend Urell!

I recently tangled with Rancho Santiago Community College District Board President John Hanna, over their incredible waste of our tax money on the “Carona Sheriff Training Facility.” That was bad enough, but now OC Weekly writer Gustavo Arellano has revealed that Hanna is also supporting Msgr. John Urell, the guy that covered up so many child molestations here in Orange County, while letting his molester priests and laypersons off the hook.

Hanna is not the only one. He is joined by Red County/OC Blog editor Matt Cunningham and others who signed on to a full page advertisement defending Urell.

Arellano also quoted Hanna as saying that “We are deeply saddened by the cases of sexual misconduct that have come to light over the years and we continue to pray for the healing of all those involved. However, it is fundamental to Catholic teaching that we forgive and minister to those who are suffering and in pain.”

Really? Arellano reported that “none of Urell’s supporters” went up to sex-abuse survivors Christina Ruiz and Sarah Gray to offer condolences, when they were in the courtroom the other day. Hanna and Cunningham were there and they just walked away. Unbelievable!

Obviously the church matters more to these Urell defenders than doing the right thing. And the Bible is very clear about hurting children: “Jesus said, “it is more beneficial for him to have hung around his neck a millstone such as is turned by an ass and to be sunk in the wide, open sea.”

So there you have it. If it were up to Jesus, Urell would have his feet put in concrete and he would be tossed in the sea.

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