A Catholic priest is in hot water after being indicted on charges of plotting to sell crystal meth with at least four other men. While this might not be a surprise to atheists, who are shown to be more compassionate than the religious, it's still a shock to many in Connecticut -- especially those who trusted the man. You see, Kevin Wallin is reported by The Huffington Post as being a "prominent and respected Connecticut priest." Well, there you go folks.
The priest, along with another suspect, was arrested on January 3rd of this year when law enforcement discovered evidence of crystal meth and materials indicating an intent to sell. The U.S. Attorney's office also alleges that Wallin sold crystal meth to an undercover agent at least six times between September of 2012 and January of this year.
Wallin is reported to have stepped down as past of the St. Augustine Parish last year, after serving there for nine years. He has been called a "gifted, compassionate and accomplished priest," which is a pretty disturbing thing to hear. If individuals like this man are what the church considers "gifted and compassionate," then what other goons could be hiding within the walls of parishes throughout the world?
This goes down as yet another Catholic scandal in a long string of them -- mostly focusing on child sex crimes. Now you can add meth use and sales to that list of atrocities allegedly being committed by trusted church officials. What's next?