Friday, August 21, 2015

PROPPING UP APURON...AGAIN

So here's an interesting aside to the Cathedral Repair Scam - which I intend to disclose more about shortly.
Inside intel reports that David the VG is strong-arming First Hawaiian Bank to lower the interest rate on a Cathedral loan or he is going to take his business to Bank of Guam. Apparently FHB has told him to go ahead.

This is only interesting because this weekend you will be read a letter from the pulpit, purported to be authored by the Archbishop (it isn't,) condemning recently passed legislation.

The letter is aimed at the recent passage of Bill 102 which not only adds sexual orientation to the list of things an employer may not discriminate against - but includes gender identity and expression, and Bill 119 which strips all gender-specific terminology in Guam law. 

Personally I believe these bills are extremely problematic on several levels but that is not the issue. 

The issue is that while Archbishop Apuron is being propped up once again to appear as some sort of moral leader, he continues to give millions of dollars of business to the Bank of Guam which is publicly supporting the very legislation the Archbishop's letter is condemning. 

Bank of Guam is welcome to conduct its business however it wants but Bank of Guam's position on this issue makes the Archbishop's condemnation of gender-neutral legislation a mockery of our intelligence.

Here is the testimony submitted by Bank of Guam in favor of Bill 102:


The full committee report can be found here

And of course there is the little matter that well-known abortion rights advocate, Bank of Guam President, Lou Leon Guerrero, publicly testified against a bill that would provide normal medical care for babies who survive failed abortions. 

None of this matters of course. The goal with this letter isn't to condemn gender-neutral legislation or even same-sex marriage. The goal is to prop up Apuron so that the Kiko's can get a few more miles out of him. 

Walk out when the letter is read. 

10 comments:

  1. Fr.Matthew BlockleyAugust 21, 2015 at 5:41 PM


    Really unbelievable how these people mishandle finances in church money. Past two weeks several people have informed me about the urgent need for funds on the island of Saipan where there is no power and a shortage of food. Millions of Usd are being requested from FEMA . But what is astounding to me is that saipans former spiritual leader has substantial hidden sums of church money and gives nothing to the people now on the streets in need of food stamps. My heart goes out to see the pictures of the poor on the streets with no food, a former spiritual leader in his ocean view mansion living in style with substantial money why the people in utter poverty. Is this a " give them cake attitude" I'm sorry but there is something radically wrong with the church in Saipan and Guam. Problem is mememe. both original leaders into mineing.....mine mine mine. Tommy given the people some money you have starched away all these years for heavens sake tommy you can't take it with you.

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  2. This is so silly and stupid. What is the purpose of reading the letter AFTER THE FACT? Wouldn't it have been logical instead to read the letter when the bill was being considered to rally the parishioners against the bill by calling their senators, etc.? What a bunch of bumble heads! This only goes to show that Apuron is more interested in cosmetically covering his dagan than in actually fighting against the bill.

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  3. Exactly. Why now? What is their motive to order pastors to read this at this point in time? It is a smoke screen..........pay attention to the little things.

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    1. discerning faithfulAugust 22, 2015 at 1:04 PM

      Why do Pius and the ncw thru the Archbishop bother with this letter which the Catholic faithful all see as a desperado attempt for the sake of appearance? The majority of the faithful regard their latest hypocrisy as another moronic attempt to insult the Catholic faithful's intelligence! We’re on to your “Ways” Pius, Archbishop and Adrian!

      What this latest desperado letter reveals about Pius the devious leader of ncw on Guam and about the Arch and Adrian (who are mindless puppets of Pius and the ncw) is this: they may not like to show transparency in how our diocese’s finances are misspent and mismanaged but, they certainly like to be transparent about their "lack of intelligence"! They can’t even get this: the fact that the faithful of our island see their imbecility and their moronity, as they continue doing things like this!

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  4. Thank you for publishing Bank of Guam's testimony. It had the blessings and encouragement of Lou Leon Guerrero. The rumor has been rampant that Lou is seriously considering a run for Governor under the Democratic banner. When the time comes let us remember Lou and her testimonies on abortion. She is one of those ladies with education that will now try to impose their liberal views on life. Rember this when Lou comes asking for your vote. Make sure you bring up her stance on abortion, etc.

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  5. Lou Leon Guerrero will never be Governor of this island. It will never happen. The people of Guam are not stupid.

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  6. also heard that Tony Babauta, disgraced, is her ruining mate, what a sad team

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    1. I'm sure it was a type, but "ruining".... LOL.

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  7. ironic that archdiocesan leaders would strong-arm first hawaiian bank about money matters, and yet not strong-arm bank of guam about moral matters.

    on a separate note, i've heard that mrs lg, lou's mother, is a techa. our families are made up of such a wide spectrum of people, aren't they? our lady of lourdes, pray for us.

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  8. I agree that any letter from AAA expressing disapproval and position against these bills after the fact are a joke, and an insult to all Catholics, analogous to the tail wagging the dog. This was clearly a lost opportinuity for our Church Leaders despite all the ruckus that is taking place, this issue should have taken precedence. It is very true, the saying a house divided will never stand.

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