Wednesday, May 31, 2017

GAMES OF CHANCE AND A NOTE TO TELENA NELSON

Posted by Tim

From The Diana:

Umm, Diana, Archbishop Apuron was here for all the years casino gambling has already been happening at the carnival. But...silence! If anything, the passage of this bill is an indictment of Apuron, because now that he's out of the way, maybe the legislature can get some real work done. 

I happen to know this for a fact: that Apuron was an impediment to almost everything good we tried to do. 

The same-sex union debate would have never amounted to anything had not Apuron permitted his RMS script writers to turn it into an opportunity to behead homosexuals. And the rabid outbursts of his attack dog, the infamous Dakon, at any sort of public meeting was always a huge setback to any progress to legislatively limit abortion. 

As for Tony's anti-casino "efforts," he was nothing but a face. The dirty work was done by the Keep Guam Good and Lina'la sin Casino people. Moreover, Apuron's public face of the anti-casino effort was a pathetic moral cover for the horrific immorality of his hidden life that we are all now learning about. 

Furthermore, Apuron, in perpetrating this moral facade, abused the Church, the Pulpit, the Catholic Faithful, and the Catechism by turning our Masses into a political stage from which lies were preached about gambling. 

For several years, many of us had to endure Masses where we were told from the pulpit that gambling was "a sin." I finally got sick of it and engaged several priests on this lie. I remember the reaction of Rude-ee when I showed him what it really said in the Catechism which was NOT what he had said the day before from the pulpit. (It was pretty ugly.)

What the Church officially teaches about games of chance is this:
2413 Games of chance (card games, etc.) or wagers are not in themselves contrary to justice. They become morally unacceptable when they deprive someone of what is necessary to provide for his needs and those of others. The passion for gambling risks becoming an enslavement. Unfair wagers and cheating at games constitute grave matter, unless the damage inflicted is so slight that the one who suffers it cannot reasonably consider it significant.
In short, "games of chance" are not sinful even if the passion for such games "risks becoming enslavement." The deprivation of others or even oneself "of what is necessary to provide for his needs and those of others" is a sin, and the cause of this could be sloth or even timidity. 

But Apuron and the likes of Rude-ee (who had good reason to want to kiss Tony's rear) did not care about what the Church really taught. Tony only cared about his image, and he and his "broad phylacteries" made a great impression on his protestant counterparts whose churches condemn everything from card games to coffee. (And you know Tony. It's all about impression.) 

I had to get very vocal about this distinction, going on the radio, writing in the paper, etc. The Dakon called me in one day and told me that the Archbishop wasn't pleased with what I was saying. I drove home the point that it wasn't me who was saying it but it was the Catholic Church and that it was a sin to be lying to people from the pulpit. 

Eventually, the "sin" part was dropped but there was still a heavy use of the pulpit to oppose casinos even though everybody knows that after San Francisco and time with his favorite boy-toy, Vegas is Tony's favorite spot. 

Now, let's get down to some serious self-education, something our spiritual leaders as well as our legislators seem to never get to. 

At issue here is NOT casinos, but a particular form of gambling which does not even qualify as "games of chance": MACHINE GAMBLING - in short, any form of gambling wherein no skill is involved and where the odds are completely fixed by "the house." 

These are NOT "games." There is nothing "game" about some poor bastard sitting in front of a machine at 3:am repeatedly pulling a lever waiting for three oranges to line up, or for that matter matching numbers on a card with balls rotating in a cage. 

Card games, horse racing, even cock fighting (while I have no stomach for any of them) qualify as real "games of chance" because the outcome is not fixed by a machine, or more precisely, the outfit which operates the machines. (True, it is always possible to "fix" anything, but "fixing" is intrinsic to machine gambling.)

It's an important distinction for us Catholics to understand because the Catholic Church clearly proclaims that "games of chance are not contrary to justice." 

But let's get back to Tony boy, and The Diana's pathetic little attempt to make him matter again. I've listed it before, and thanks to The Diana, I have the opportunity to list it again: the parade of horribles (as of 2014) that rose up during Apuron's watch:

  1. Guam has the most liberal abortion laws in the nation which allow for the termination of nearly one out of ten pregnancies with more than 60% being Chamorro. (2012 Guam Medical Records)
  2. Guam has the highest divorce rate in the world (4.7 divorces per 1000 population, 2010 Guam Statistical Yearbook vs Russia 4.5 per 1000, 2011 United Nations Demographic Yearbook)
  3. Guam has the 14th highest suicide rate in the world and a rate 1.2 times the national average (2011 World Health Organization and A Profile of Suicide on Guam, September 2011)
  4. Guam has a 20% higher out of wedlock birth rate (60%) compared to the rest of the nation (40.8%, CDC 2010) Note: Guam stopped reporting “illegitimate” births in 2005. 60% is based on the average between 2000 and 2005).
  5. Guam has double the teen birthrate compared to the rest of the nation (Guam PDN, 6/25/13)
  6. Guam’s rape rate is 94.4 per 100,000 (2011 Yearbook: 151 reported rapes). This is nearly triple the national average of 29.8. (U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012, Table 314)
  7. Guam abuses and neglects its children at nearly double the national average (Guam child maltreatment rate of 76.81 per 1000 children based on 2012 CPS report and 2010 census vs 41.2 per 1000 children national average as per Table 3-2, Child Maltreatment 2011, Children’s Bureau, U.S. DPHHS)

In addition, at the time of Tony's takeover of this diocese in 1986, there were only about 5 non-Catholic Christian denomination of any consequence. Thirty years later there are more than SIXTY - all filled with former Catholics. 

That's Tony's legacy. Because at the heart of things, "As the Church leadership goes, so goes the Church. And as the Church goes, so goes society." Or shorter still: "As the shepherds go, so go the sheep." 

So, are we surprised by the above damning numbers given that our chief shepherd, between celebrating the sacraments, was secretly grabbing pubescent genitalia and ramming himself up the rear end of a crying child, not to mention three decades of paying the demented monster, Brouillard, to be quiet in Minnesota? 

So now a note to Ms. Nelson. 

It's been heavily rumored that you're a neocat, which is probably why The Diana is celebrating you. No matter. We can look beyond that. You did well with your bill. But now will you get on to the other things? 

Will you address Guam's scandalous divorce laws? The slaughter of Chamorro children in the womb? The avalanche of children born out of wedlock? The horrific record of abuse and neglect which may very well be the cause of our shameful suicide rate? 

Or will you be like Apuron, using this one foray into the limelight to enshrine your image as a moral crusader while the rest of life on Guam gets blown all to hell?


12 comments:

  1. so true Tim. You see Apuron needed a way to look good in the Vatican during the 90s when many bishops were being noticed for fighting moral issues. You may remember Apuron used to attend pro life gathering in washington DC each january. All very good work. He was anti abortion in the 90s. But then he became luke warm on the abortion issue allowing thousands of babies in Guam to die. Really sic. So he needed a new moral cause to proclaim to make himself look good after all he wanted that red cap. so exactly what moral cause could he take on board. Safest for him was casino. He had no interest in casino. He simply needed to be seen to fight a moral evil to look good. Thats what his life was he had to look good in public. He was a shameful man who used the church for his own gain. sic man but then so are his evil minions. They all have to go Tim. There is no peace until we kick them all out.

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    1. Yeah right ''EVIL' Tim Rohr that what it's is all about your casino!!! sell the church and build your Chinese casino

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    2. LOL. U funny.

      "Sometime late that evening or early morning, I woke up feeling something or someone on top of me smothering me and I felt something going in my ass-hole and it was hurting me. I was pinned down to the bed on my stomach with my legs spread apart. I could not move. I could not move my arms or my legs. I was pinned down. I felt something going into my ass and it hurt so much. I shouted out to Father Anthony to stop. I kept shouting and I tried to move but, all I could feel was him on top of me thrusting something into my ass.

      He told me it will be alright. He said he will take care of me and give me straight A's in Theology. It seemed like forever that Father Anthony stayed on top of me. I was crying out to him asking him to please stop. I kept saying that it hurts and to please stop. I could hear him moaning and him thrusting his penis in me. He finally stopped and he laid down on me like he was resting. He got off me and I immediately got off the bed. I was crying and breathing hard. I can feel my butt was all wet. I asked him why he did that to me. I kept asking why. He said if I said anything to anyone, no will believe me.

      I got my clothes and I went out to the living room and I stood by the front door. I opened the door but, I had nowhere to go. It was so dark outside and I was so scared. I remember looking at the clock and it was about 1or 2 in the morning. It was Sunday morning and I remember I couldn't wait for the sun to come up. I wanted to go home so bad but I couldn't. If I went home I know my DAD would figure that something was wrong. I was afraid to go home. If my DAD knew what had happen to me, he would have come down and Kill Father Tony. Nobody messed around with my DAD. So I stayed at the Rectory. I stayed in the living room. I could not go back to sleep. I was so afraid of Father Tony." - Walter Denton, June 7, 2016. Public Testimony on Bill 326-33.

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    3. WOW Tim I thought that you were talking about yourself, when you go to Prison, for conspiracy to defraud the Church, GOD Church!! Yeah they're going to Love you in there, Pussy

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    4. I guess you do have a pussy<> you funny

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    5. Thanks for letting us know what years of neo-catechesis does to one's brain. LOL.

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    6. To Anonymous May 31, 2017 at 12:10 PM,

      “Sick” means “ill”, “diseased”, or “in need of treatment and healing”.

      “Sic” (without the “k”) means “thus” in Latin.

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    7. Hey Tim Rohr I thought you go didn't go on Diana's blog?? you lied ''Banning Tim Casino Gambling''

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    8. Ummm, I don't, but others do, and they send me shit. Coward.

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  2. This is also a reminder to us that as the people of God in Guam prepare to build a new authentic church they need good holy healthy and happy priests.

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  3. The torture Walter and others suffered due to Apuron is no big deal to Neocats like this psycho because his beloved Kiko is a closeted homosexual. So was St. Carmen.

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    1. You mean KAKA filled NEO Cult Carmen. She definitely is no Saint.

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