A suicidal girl named Tania!

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12 Apr 2008 13:03 #13468 by Br. John
A LEGAL WARNING

In the United States and by our law, a Jedi minister who knows of someone who is threatening to harm themselves or harm another must report the incident to the local authorities. This applies to FUTURE acts NOT PAST ACTIONS. The minister should always caution 'clients' of this.

While only a Jedi Priest or Bishop can hear a 'confession' many go to a minister for advice or just to talk things out. I'd expect even a Knight Initiate to keep a confidence but a minister who breaks a confidence told to them as a minister ... don't do it; don't even think about doing it.

Not even a court can make you testify without the permission of the 'client'.

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12 Apr 2008 13:10 #13469 by War Beauty
ok..so if you're a bishop...does that still mean you must report it to the local authorities? or are confessions between you and the client only?

"Not all who wander are lost..."
-Tolkien

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12 Apr 2008 16:13 #13473 by Jon
Replied by Jon on topic A suicidal girl named Tania!
A confession is only one when knowingly agreed upon by confessor and minister. Just as marriage is a visible cognitive act so is confession. Anything else is at the most an act of confidence and not binding. In such cases we (ministers and bishops) are if necessary legaly bound to inform the proper authorities.

The author of the TOTJO simple and solemn oath, the liturgy book, holy days, the FAQ and the Canon Law. Ordinant of GM Mark and Master Jestor.

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