2011-05-20 / Letters

Prejudiced Preacher

Dear Editor,

As a former Rockaway resident, I read earlier of the lack of credible evidence v. a religious, Brother T. Trager in The Wave, to which I still subscribe. Today, I got the latest, 5/13/11, issue of this newspaper in which a vitriolic accusatory letter appeared from a “Rev. R. Hoatson.” This man even had to include with his name, for some self-serving reason, an alleged “Ph. D.” title.

Having neither known nor heard of this Bro. T. Trager, I relied upon The Wave to supply the information on the unproven charge lodged against this man. I relied upon the fact that, to substantiate a crime for which one is arrested, more than an accusation is needed; evidence must be subsequently submitted after the arrest. Especially in today’s sexually-preoccupied society, a charge in the realm of sexual abuse brings about swift arrest; one can understand. The District Attorney of whatever jurisdiction then weighs the merits of the bringing of formal, courtroom charges. There was apparently not such evidence in this matter; charges dropped.

End of story.

According, however, to Rev. Mr. Hoatson – I almost wrote ‘’Hatesome’’ – chicanery involving numerous judicial as well as religious officials prompted a frightened judiciary to drop the one charge that had been brought against Bro. T. Trager. If Rev. Mr. Hoatson has evidence in this matter, I exhort him to bring that to judicial attention. If not, spewing his obvious hatred-laden diatribe speaks more about him and his own problems and convicts him in the moral arena.

May Rev. Mr. Hoatson‘s examination of conscience lead him to a personal “road to recovery.” He sounds so like the prejudiced preachers whose anti- Catholic biases ruled much of the USA a hundred or so years ago.


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