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MINNESOTA: Archbishop John Nienstedt Accused Of "Inappropriate Touching"

Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt, who has preached that parents will go to hell if they accept their gay children, has been accused of touching a young boy on his buttocks.
A statement released Tuesday morning said, “An allegation has been brought by a mandated reporter within the Church to the St. Paul Police of inappropriate touching of a minor male on the buttocks by Archbishop John Nienstedt. The single incident is alleged to have occurred in 2009 during a group photography session with the archbishop following a confirmation ceremony. “Archbishop Nienstedt emphatically denies the allegation.” The statement said that upon learning of the allegation last week, the archdiocese instructed the mandated reporter to make the matter known to the police. “The archbishop and the archdiocese stand ready to cooperate fully with the St. Paul Police,” the statement said.
RELATED: You may recall that it was Nienstedt's command about gay children that launched NFL player Chris Kluwe into the spotlight after Kluwe penned a blistering response in a local newspaper. In September of this year Nienstedt declared that Satan loves sodomy. Also in September, Nienstedt was accused of shielding a pedophile priest who is currently in prison.

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