Quinney couldn't escape the charges even after being freed from prison. His conviction has now finally been vacated.
A man can lose years of his freedom based on lies (which he can never, ever get back), yet his Christian accusers who violated the 9th Commandment and bore false witness against him face absolutely zero consequences for their vile actions.
Tell me again that there's a just, loving god that punishes evil, Christians. I'll laugh in your face...right before I spit in it.
IMO a panic fed by Christian extremism, but given legal credibility by therapists and psychologists promoting recovered memory treatments/syndromes. Without them, this would've gone nowhere. The folks who made money 'recovering' memories of abuse need to go to jail just as much as the Christian accusers.
Glad to see kids and father reunited. You want to see what forgiveness and love actually look like, Evangelicals? That's it. Not accusing people of witchcraft: forgiving your kids for being conned into taking decades of your life away from you.
Lives ruined over fairy tale beings.
Next time someone brainlessly utters "But what harm can religious belief do?" tell them "Let me count the ways."
If you can understand the panic and fear brought on by white Christian nationalism, then you understand why these people stay with the Republican party. They’re one in the same. They invent a problem that doesn’t exist and then blame the other side for it to instill fear in the people. The result is getting them to continue to vote against their own best interests. Vote blue only.
US Legal System and US Religion
Both based on "Protect the Status Quo, Regardless!" using the LOUDEST BRAYING MOUTH.
Truth be damned if Rhetorical B/S and Polemical Twaddle is good enough to win.
Reality and facts needn't apply.
That's why To Kill a Mockingbird is in the Fiction section and Twelve Angry Men is merely a play. Oh, and it's why Scopes was convicted and only overturned on a technicality, after judicial review far away from the strutting arses of the actual trial.
(That's not including the fact that the Scopes Trial was just a Publicity Stunt to drum up some business for the Town Fathers, which is damning comment on the Legal System. too.)
As bad as this situation has been for Mr. Quinney, remember that the Satanic Panic also sidelined other crimes against children for the sake of made-up crimes. Mr. Quinney should never have gone though this by any means, but this is just a facet of the damage the conspiracy theories of the time did.
Also, was anyone surprised by the point that "There’s no plan to punish any of the (still living) Christians whose initial lies led to this entire debacle"? At a bare minimum, these people should be tried for deliberately deceiving the legal justice system, shouldn't they?
It's a fact: Any lawyer will tell you that THE WORST SORT OF EVIDENCE is eyewitness testimony. In this case, it's not even an eyewitness to an event but to "memories" of 𝗦𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝗛𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗗!!! And as a result, Mr. Quinney lost over two decades of his life to a hallucination.
This doesn't just speak to the delusions of those to testified against Quinney, but to those in the courtroom who actually believed that crap. As regards that, it strikes me that Melvin is do some recompense ... a WHOLE LOT of recompense.
I'm surprised nobody tried to see if he weighed the same as a duck.
I'm also more than a little amazed that he managed to get a conviction vacated in Texas, of all places- that state has been known to throw out appeals which had rock-solid exonerating evidence because of the weirdest and most trivial legal technicalities.
Since the law refuses to go after Mr. Quinney's still-living accusers, might he able to slap them with civil lawsuits?
Ah America, the Greatest Country in the World™, where not only is it widely acknowledged that there is no such thing as a witch but also that religious fanatics have the right to burn one if they want to.
This guy served 14 years I think. Never admitted his guilt. Died before he was exonerated. And what pisses me off is that no one has been punished for this.
OT - Three days in a row!!!
𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐞 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝟒𝟎-𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭?
O/T: Look at how this Christian University President have manipulatively placated the students into giving up their plans for protest, look away, and vainly rely on the administrators to solve major issues involving sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence that's is never really solves at all.
Time for me to go snag a ticket to "Ant-Man: Quantumania" and then jump on a library computer after that.