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Atlanta’s Archbishop Gregory: why make public agencies immune from sex-abuse lawsuits?

March 13, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Wilton Gregory has protested legislation that would extend the statute of limitations for sex-abuse claims, but leave government agencies and public schools “inexplicably immune” from lawsuits. The legislation, now pending in the Georgia state senate, was approved in lower house without a single negative vote.

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  • Posted by: vjenkins71201 - Mar. 14, 2018 2:06 PM ET USA

    I stand with Archbishop Gregory; All violators should be treated the same and if they're going to extend the statute of limitations for one type of entity, all others should be included.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Mar. 13, 2018 11:18 PM ET USA

    This is the same archbishop who a few years back struggled so mightily to "do the right thing" in the face of Church discipline to the contrary. His public statement was filled with the agony he was undergoing. His position seemed to align with that of Pope Francis, who thought that the Church had been obsessed for too many years with sins of a sexual nature.