(Blogmensgo, gay blog vom 1. März 2016) The 88th Academy Awards honored the movie Spotlight with Oscars as best movie and for the best screenplay of the year. The movie, directed by Tom McCarthy, is based on a true story about pedophiliac Catholic priests, which was covered up by the archbishop of Boston
In Boston, Massachusetts, 80 boys were victims of sexual abuse – with the active or passive support of the Catholic Church, lawyers and politicians. Numerous priests of the Boston area were involved in this scandal uncovered in 2001 by journalists of the Boston Globe who received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for their work.
Spotlight was nominated for a total of six awards (best movie, best screenplay, best female and male supporting actors, best director and best cut) and won two of those: For the best movie and for the best screenplay.
The producers of the movie dedicated it to the “survivors” of this terrible scandal, i.e. to all children abused behind the smoke screen of religion.
At the award ceremony, Lady Gaga sang her song Till it Happens to You, a song on abuse on campuses.
Yesterday, on Monday February 29, 2016, cardinal George Pell (74) gave his testimony on pedophiliac incidents in Australia. The former leader of the Catholic Church in Australia, who is now in the Vatican, referred to these incidents as “individual failures” rather than the Catholic Church system.
George Pell used to be close to the Australian priest Gerald Ridsdale who was condemned for abusing about 50 boys over three decades.
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