Gizmodo - Father Martin McVeigh was giving a talk to 26 parents and one 8-year-old kid when computer disaster struck. He connected his USB drive into a PC to start his Powerpoint presentation and, instead of the word of God, a hardcore gay porn slideshow started—thanks to Windows' autoplay. Some parents—who were there to hear McVeigh talk about First Communion—were angry. Others were in shock. Just like McVeigh. He was so embarrassed that, according to witnesses, unplugged the USB drive and walked out of the room without uttering a single word. Later he declared to the press:...Well, Father, I think there's little space for innuendo after showing gay porn in church. McVeigh, however, claims there is an explanation for all this. The Archdiocese of Armagh, where the parish belongs, called the police and gave them the USB stick for inspection. The police told them there was no crime in gay porn and the drive didn't contain any pedophilia. It was just normal gay porn.
All kidding aside, this couldn't happen when I was in CCD? Not a week went by, from like 1st grade through 10th grade that I didn't gripe, bitch, moan, and even go dead weight on my parents when they tried to drag me to CCD. I absolutely hated it. I'm already going to school 5 days a week to learn about useful stuff, do I really need to go kill an extra hour Sunday morning or after school during the week as well? It's borderline cruel and unusual. And yes, this would have been extremely tough to process as an 8 year old, I think the tradeoff of never having to go to CCD again would have been pretty fair.
You know who really got the short end of the stick here (aside from the children), the cops.
Imagine this? Getting a call from your local Cardinal asking you to come down and have a gay porn viewing session with them? You've got to assume that's an April Fools Joke, right? And how quickly do you think they called up the rookie at home and asked him to go down there and investigate, probably told him it's a hot case, could be his big break.