Poster of posteriors stirs controvers...

Poster of posteriors stirs controversy in Tuckerton

There are 16 comments on the Ocean County Observer - The Times-Beacon story from Dec 12, 2008, titled Poster of posteriors stirs controversy in Tuckerton. In it, Ocean County Observer - The Times-Beacon reports that:

A poster in a store window showing a rear view of three women bending over with each wearing a bikini and snow boots has created controversy in the borough.

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tankman2102

United States

#1 Dec 17, 2008
golly gee whiz a picture of girls in bikin's in a surf shop ? what is next
Speak up

Swarthmore, PA

#2 Dec 19, 2008
What concerns me most is that. I herd this topic on 101.5 were mrs Mertz I believe was her name(council women for tuckerton) called the radio station and talked about this poster. What I do not understand is why this poster is more concerning to a council person and is getting alot of attention. Tuckerton has much greater issues like the economy, the schools and most of all the citizen's.
The efforts to have posters and signs limited and or removed would be better spent keeping the people safe. Example: with in the last year a local priest was crediable accussed of sexual misconduct of a minor. this example would be of concern. I a post sometime back here, a concerned parent was asking where is he now?. Well I now ask the same question to the town council were is he now? Is he away from our schools? our children? is he even in the community still? Is he in jail? where is he?...
get a clue

United States

#3 Dec 19, 2008
ummm why are you asking the tuckerton council where Father Mac is???Its not up to them to watch him.He was defrocked by the curch and is no longer a priest but he wasn't found guilty or charged with anything.Just accused by someone,don't get me wrong I think he is a queer and is quilty and should burn in hell but the Tuckerton concil has nothing to do with him. If he was charged with a crime then the police would arrest him.Since it all aledgedly happened in Little Egg and not Tuckerton the little egg police would arrest him BUT the council still has nothing to do with it you know seperation of church and state.You know there have been several articles on him,look it up online instead of coming on here once every six months and typing questions about it.
concerned parent

Swarthmore, PA

#4 Dec 20, 2008
Hey clueless! It was tuckerton, wasnt the Church on rt 9 in tuckerton for many years and isnt the rectory still on rt 9? you do bring up a good point about seperation of church and state but you fail to realize (probably because you are still achild and have no worries about protecting anyone other then yourself). As a parent and a fellow abuse victim these things need to be questioned because the law does protect preditor's. But as a parent that does read articles, this Fr McAlinden in perticular has had access to many many children and unless we question and keep our eyes and ears open we will be doing no justice for the safe and well being of our communities children. both tuckerton and little egg harbor. Clueless let me ask you a question. You say you are from New Gretna doesn't New Gretna have close ties with tuckerton and little Egg Harbor? And I would be assuming you have met this Fr McAlinden because you say he is queer, If you had children or new someone that have children wouldnt you want these alligations known. Abuse can only be prevented with the hopes that it doesnt happen and the only way for this to happen is to keep the community aware of the strong case against the abuser.
braindead resident

United States

#5 Dec 21, 2008
concerned parent wrote:
Hey clueless! It was tuckerton, wasnt the Church on rt 9 in tuckerton for many years and isnt the rectory still on rt 9? you do bring up a good point about seperation of church and state but you fail to realize (probably because you are still achild and have no worries about protecting anyone other then yourself). As a parent and a fellow abuse victim these things need to be questioned because the law does protect preditor's. But as a parent that does read articles, this Fr McAlinden in perticular has had access to many many children and unless we question and keep our eyes and ears open we will be doing no justice for the safe and well being of our communities children. both tuckerton and little egg harbor. Clueless let me ask you a question. You say you are from New Gretna doesn't New Gretna have close ties with tuckerton and little Egg Harbor? And I would be assuming you have met this Fr McAlinden because you say he is queer, If you had children or new someone that have children wouldnt you want these alligations known. Abuse can only be prevented with the hopes that it doesnt happen and the only way for this to happen is to keep the community aware of the strong case against the abuser.
OK SO WHAT DOES FATHER MAC HAVE TO DO WITH THE POSTER OF GIRLS BUTTS IN A SKATE SHOP WINDOW?
AND EVEN THOUGHT THE CHURCH IS/WAS IN TUCKERTON ALL THE SUPPOSED SEXUAL ABUSE HAPPENED AT FATHER MACS HOUSE AND ON HIS BOAT THAT ARE BOTH IN LITTLE EGG HARBOR,NOT TUCKERTON.THERFORE IF ANY TOWN WAS GONNA ARREST HIM IT WOULD BE LITTLE EGG
braindead resident

United States

#6 Dec 21, 2008
I am not from New Gretna I am from Little Egg Harbor,yours says Egg Harbor City???? That is no where near Tuckerton
concerned parent

Swarthmore, PA

#7 Dec 22, 2008
Briandead,
You are correct. I am not from Tuckerton I am from the EHC area, But you failed to read my post I am a concerned parent and feel these alligations that are creditable need to be communitcated so that our children have some chance to be protected from such evil.
Dead I do not know where he lives now but I do know that the rectory, were the priest lived was on rt9 across the street from where the church use to be. The potential that sexual abuse of minors happened in Tuckerton are very possible.
The Bikini issue is a plattform to bring this out and It must be concerning to you being you are having this chat with me. Allthough I personally would love to see all abuser's arrested, I am not follish to realize that will not happen. But for the one's that are protected by statue It is important to keep the conversation out there and just maybe someone will listen and think and even talk to others.(like yourself)
Concerned parent

Swarthmore, PA

#8 Dec 22, 2008
Clueless This Fr Mcalinden was not defroked.
the key word phrase is: placed him on administrative leave
Briandead the bishop also makes reference that St. Theresa Parish is in Tuckerton. So maybe the alligations were made when the church was in tuckerton.

Statement regarding Father Terence O. McAlinden
Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bishop John M. Smith has removed Father Terence O. McAlinden from his position as pastor of St. Theresa Parish, Tuckerton, and placed him on administrative leave following allegations that Father McAlinden was involved in sexual misconduct with a minor in the mid-1980s. The complaint, received from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, has been deemed credible by the Diocesan Review Board.

Father McAlinden has been relieved of his priestly faculties, meaning that he cannot publicly celebrate Mass, exercise his priestly ministry, wear clerical garb or present himself as a priest in the Diocese of Trenton or anywhere.

In a letter to the St. Theresa Parish community, Bishop Smith announced that the Diocese “is taking the steps necessary to follow through on this complaint so that the rights of all parties will be handled respectfully.” He added that the person who made the allegations has been “offered counseling, pastoral help and our heartfelt prayers.” He concluded by assuring parishioners:“Please know you will be in my prayers and I will do all I can to assist you throughout this most difficult time.”

Bishop Smith has appointed Msgr. Hugh F. Ronan, a priest of the Diocese, to serve as temporary administrator of St. Theresa Parish.

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Gary Wallinger

Richmond, IN

#9 Feb 25, 2009
get a clue wrote:
ummm why are you asking the tuckerton council where Father Mac is???Its not up to them to watch him.He was defrocked by the curch and is no longer a priest but he wasn't found guilty or charged with anything.Just accused by someone,don't get me wrong I think he is a queer and is quilty and should burn in hell but the Tuckerton concil has nothing to do with him. If he was charged with a crime then the police would arrest him.Since it all aledgedly happened in Little Egg and not Tuckerton the little egg police would arrest him BUT the council still has nothing to do with it you know seperation of church and state.You know there have been several articles on him,look it up online instead of coming on here once every six months and typing questions about it.
Ha ha ha. Normally, people who call other people "QUEER" are usually the ones who are in denial. You should really learn how to spell correctly when writing in "adult forums". If you can't write correctly then you shouldn't really be on here. You will probably have trouble reading this by yourself and most likely you will have someone read it to you. It takes a real tough guy to talk crap about someone on a forum who's too afraid to write down their own name. I really love your "name". "Get a Clue" Who came up with that name, your mother? Too Unoriginal. Maybe it's you that needs to get a clue. What does Father Mac have to do with the topic of this forum anyways?

P.S.: It's "CHURCH" not "CURCH". Maybe you should visit one sometimes, you might learn something.
who cares idiot

Tully, NY

#11 Feb 28, 2009
Gary Wallinger wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha ha ha. Normally, people who call other people "QUEER" are usually the ones who are in denial. You should really learn how to spell correctly when writing in "adult forums". If you can't write correctly then you shouldn't really be on here. You will probably have trouble reading this by yourself and most likely you will have someone read it to you. It takes a real tough guy to talk crap about someone on a forum who's too afraid to write down their own name. I really love your "name". "Get a Clue" Who came up with that name, your mother? Too Unoriginal. Maybe it's you that needs to get a clue. What does Father Mac have to do with the topic of this forum anyways?
P.S.: It's "CHURCH" not "CURCH". Maybe you should visit one sometimes, you might learn something.
What are you the grammer police?? some people comment on here for fun and don't care about a few typos,try using small laptop keys when you got big fingers.What does father mac have to do with this??? that was the point the person you quoted and played spelling nazi with was trying to get across, READ you lousy a$$clown with nothing better to do then correct someones spelling on an old post,go play in traffic in front of this store or something and stop sticking up for a gay priest..
PS A priest who has sex with an 15 year old boy is a QUEER and if your offened by that you need to log off this so called "ADULT FORUM" maybe you shold go on the megans law site and see if you see a Gary Wallinger on there
Chris Johnson Sr

Richmond, IN

#12 Mar 1, 2009
who cares idiot wrote:
<quoted text>
What are you the grammer police?? some people comment on here for fun and don't care about a few typos,try using small laptop keys when you got big fingers.What does father mac have to do with this??? that was the point the person you quoted and played spelling nazi with was trying to get across, READ you lousy a$$clown with nothing better to do then correct someones spelling on an old post,go play in traffic in front of this store or something and stop sticking up for a gay priest..
PS A priest who has sex with an 15 year old boy is a QUEER and if your offened by that you need to log off this so called "ADULT FORUM" maybe you shold go on the megans law site and see if you see a Gary Wallinger on there
He is still a priest no matter what. Gary did have a point though even though he was out of line.
Maybe you should go play in traffic, you little twat. you are probably afraid to put your real name down because maybe YOU might be on the megan's law site, you A$$CLOWN.

Since: Jul 08

Little egg harbor

#13 Mar 3, 2009
Chris Johnson Sr wrote:
<quoted text>
He is still a priest no matter what. Gary did have a point though even though he was out of line.
Maybe you should go play in traffic, you little twat. you are probably afraid to put your real name down because maybe YOU might be on the megan's law site, you A$$CLOWN.
I guess they bough some computers for the Mystic Shores residents.But before they unleashed you seniors onto the web they should have instructed you on id theft and online predators. Why would anyone use their names on a blog? Now if someone googles your name they can find out where you live. Using your real name on here could be pretty darn dangerous. With that said this thread is getting pretty darn stupid.The poster isn't even in the window anymore.
Father Mac is no longer a priest he was defrocked and banned from calling himself a priest. Its old news
INFORMATION

Swarthmore, PA

#14 Mar 20, 2009
Rob LEH. You said at the end of your last post that Father Mac is no longer a priest and that he was defroked.

You need to look into that. He is in fact still a priest on temporary admistrator leave. He has not been defrocked and still lives in the area. Try to find out what his status is and let us know what you find out it is not easy. This is a person with power that was acussed with credible evidence and is a threat to our community. So with that said it will never be old news.
Liam McGiveny

Elmer, NJ

#15 Sep 20, 2009
Any priest or adult who has sexual contact with a minor (under the age of consent, or 18 years-old) is an abusive person and/or rapist. Specific politically correct terms are meaningless when a pre-teenaged or teenaged child, or adult is sexually assaulted. We, as a society, should be more angry with the despicable crimes of sexual abusers, rather than fight over the proper terminology of what we call these people. Pedophiles, rapists, sexual assaulters, sexual abusers, criminals, harassers, etc. When a child or an adult is being sexually assaulted, does it really matter what term we describe the assaulter as? Maybe we should just call them human garbage?
Female victim

Detroit, MI

#16 Mar 4, 2011
I too was abused by Mac when he was in Trenton. But I was a girl so he didn't rape me, " just" got me drunk and fondled me, I know where he took young boys and seminarians, I followed him many time. He doesn't know, but soon I too will be "coming out" and going public. Msg Nolan , Frain, and toomey all knew. So many children forever changed by this serial pedophile. No more will I stay silent. Being pope means you never have to say you're sorry. I have not forgiven nor forgotten.
local

Connersville, IN

#17 Apr 23, 2011
Female victim good for you. It amazes me that there are 3 known victims with creasible evidence and McAlinden still represents himself as a "semi-retired" priest. What will it take for the church to publicly defrock Mac. All the rest of the church officials that have covered for MCalinden should also be defrocked. Chris, Bob, Patrick and all others have much support.

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