Now the abuse of authority can be of two kinds. First, when what is commanded by the ruler is contrary to the purpose for which the ruler was appointed: for example, if some sinful act is commanded contrary to the virtue which the ruler is ordained to foster and preserve. In this case, not only is one not bound to obey the ruler, but one is bound not to obey him, as in the case of the holy martyrs who suffered death rather than obey the ungodly commands of tyrants.Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Italian friar, philosopher, theologian
Second, when what is demanded goes beyond what the order of authority can require: if, for example, a master were to exact a payment which a servant is not bound to give, or something of the kind. In this case the subject is not bound to obey; nor, however, is he bound not to obey.
It is the wit,William Davenant (1606-1668) English poet and playwright [a.k.a. William D'Avenant]
The policy of sin, to hate those men
We have abus’d.
While Asia’s wildlife tourism industry is often critiqued negatively by the press, similarly troubling European attractions featuring large animals go largely unreported, featuring animals like wolves, zebras, hippos and rhinos in ‘ruthless’ venues such as Cirkus Humberto in the Czech Republic, where one can witness bears riding skateboards.#animals #wildlife #cruelty #abuse #ruthlesstourism #entertainment #tourism #Germany #Spain #France #CzechRepublic #Europe #AaronGekoski #FourPaws #mongabay
Converted Latter-day Saints believe that the #family proclamation, issued nearly a quarter century ago and now translated into scores of languages, is the Lord’s reemphasis of the gospel #truths we need to sustain us through current challenges to the family.#tradlife #tradwife #tradhusband #TheChurchOfJesusChristOfLatterDaySaints #mormons
The family proclamation begins by declaring “that #marriage between a #man and a #woman is ordained of #God and that the family is central to the #Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.” It also affirms that “ #gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.” It further declares “that God has commanded that the sacred powers of #procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully #wedded as #husband and #wife.”
The proclamation affirms the continuing duty of husband and wife to #multiply and #replenish the earth and their “solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their #children”: “Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of #matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who #honor marital vows with complete fidelity.” It solemnly warns against the #abuse of spouse or offspring, and it affirms that “ #happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord #Jesus #Christ.” Finally, it calls for the promotion of official “measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the #fundamental unit of #society.”
The Vice-President of Operations at Disney and two lesser employees were recently arrested and/or convicted of abusing children as young as seven.A former #Disney executive has been #convicted of sexually #abusing a 7-year-old #girl. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 73-year-old #MichaelLaney was convicted Tuesday of four counts of first-degree #sexual #abuse after a six-day trial.
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Souede acquitted Laney of three counts of #rape and three counts of sex abuse.
Court documents say Laney began abusing the victim in 2009 and there were multiple incidents of abuse spanning about two years.
The #child initially reported the abuse in 2017 in Washington, where she lived at the time.
Another person reported that Laney had sexually abused her in 2007 when she lived in Portland, but the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said the court couldn’t find sufficient #evidence to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.
The very few reports that are out there describe Laney in generic terms as "a former Disney executive". He was a little bit more than that, according to his #resume:
Senior Vice-President: #WarnerBros Feature Animation
Vice-President of Operations: #WaltDisney Feature Animation
Michael Laney has over thirty-five years of #senior level #executive #management experience as #President, #ChiefOperatingOfficer or #ChiefFinancialOfficer for divisions of #Fortune50 companies as well as smaller, privately owned for-profit companies and #not-for-profit #organizations. During the last four years, Michael has split his time between #Portland and #LosAngeles serving the #non-profit sector providing #CFO and consulting services for four non-profit organizations as well as being on two for-profit advisory boards and one governmental entity.
Notice how these #sex #criminals preying upon #children are always reported as "former Disney employees" even when they were clearly working for #Disney at the time they committed their #crimes. The moral #corruption is active on all levels; from top to bottom, Disney is one of the most #evil corporations on the planet. It goes well beyond the usual #social-justice #convergence. You should not even consider supporting its new streaming service in any way, shape, or form.