Kathy - you guessed it!
Two effeminate-looking drunk and drug-fueled criminals with the tired story that Pell touched them at the swimming pool 40 years ago!
Both have previously accused former teachers of sexual abuse.
- The alleged "abuse" so far does not maintain any explicit sexual acts. After an investigation that went on for nearly two years, two men so far accuse Cardinal Pell of touching them "inappropriately" while splashing and playing games in a swimming pool 40 years ago.
- One of the accusers, Lyndon Monument, is an admitted drug addict and has served almost a year in prison for violently assaulting a man and a woman over a drug debt. Monument has also accused a boyhood teacher of forcing him to perform sex acts. What an unlucky guy.
- The other accuser, Damian Dignan, also has a criminal history for assault and drunk driving. He has also accused a female teacher of beating him during class when he was a youth. He says he lives alone, suffers from leukemia, and has "lost everything" due to alcohol abuse. In other words, this dude has nothing to lose at all.
- Back in 2002, Cardinal Pell faced an abuse accusation dating back to 1962. The accuser was "a career criminal. He had been convicted of drug dealing and involved in illegal gambling, tax evasion and organized crime in a labor union." He also had an impressive 39 court convictions under his belt at the time. A real winner, indeed. A judge cleared Pell after an inquiry.
False accusers fall back on a 'swimming pool' story because it is non-specific. They likely never had ties to any parish or place Cardinal Pell was assigned. They don't have any insight into where Pell was at any given time, so the story they were there when an accused was splashing around in a pool at some point in his life is an easy one to make up. They go back 40 years because it's very difficult to piece together your itinerary to prove you were nowhere near a pool at the time in question.
Many an innocent priest has lost their vocation, had their civil, constitutional and canonical rights trampled upon by craven luminaries in a chancery with similar far-fetched allegations.
In this case, its well know that Cardinal Pell spent time at a camp and pools.
I am suspicious that these ridiculous and false accusations are related to getting to the bottom of the source of money Cardinal Pell found at the Vatican.
More information from the Catholic League.
O God, our protector, look after us and shield us from the danger of our enemies, so that we may serve you in freedom, untroubled by any disturbance. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and rules with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever.