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I had to cheat, steal, beg, borrow and lie. Exxon’s happy. BP’s happy. I’ll sell my soul to the devil.

— Pete Kott, the former Republican speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives, speaking while secretly being taped by federal agents who charge that he took a bribe to engineer the defeat of a tax bill opposed by oil companies.

These are people who were altar boys and altar servers and altar girls. These are people who tried to tell their story, and in many instances were beaten or told to shut up and told, ‘How can you say such things about a man of God?’

— Ken Roosa, a lawyer for the victims, on a settlement that requires the Jesuit Order to pay $50 million to 100 Alaska Natives who say they were abused by Jesuit priests.
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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

November 20, 2007 at 5:49 pm

Posted in Uncategorized