Office of the Inspector General/MAIL STOP 0305
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW
Washington, DC 20528-0305
It has come to our attention that Fr. Dominic Valanmanal, a Catholic priest from India, is scheduled to conduct a three-day Bible convention in Chantilly, VA 20151 from August 30, 2019 to September 01, 2019.
This priest rose to notoriety when he preached against parents of children afflicted with autism. In his sermon, he lashed out that the parents who indulge in alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, pornography, adultery, masturbation, or homosexuality are bound to have children with autism. He continued by saying they lead an animal-like life; they copulate like animals; they bear children like animals; and children also will be like animals.
The parents of the autistic children came forward to stop this priest at first. They were hurt. They were humiliated.People are outraged by his hate speeches. He continues to conduct retreats and he claims that he cured children with autism through prayers. Fr. Valanmanal has seriously hurt the sentiments of a lot of god-fearing and law-abiding citizens with his inhumane, atrocious, and totally baseless accusations.
Fr. Valanmanal was scheduled for healing retreats in the Calgary Diocese of Canada, Diocese of Ireland, and Diocese of Australia. Parents of the autistic children and their supporters petitioned to the church authorities and to the respective governments to stop those retreats. The church hierarchy rose to the occasion and cancelled his conventions in those countries. Since the news of the retreat scheduled in Virginia broke out, people are getting agitated. It has also come to our attention that people have started a signature campaign against said convention.
We request that you review our petition and take the necessary steps to stop Fr. Dominic Valanmanal from conducting retreats in America. Your immediate attention and necessary action in this matter is very much appreciated because otherwise, it will create a huge division in the community and there is fear that the event may lead to a law and order situation.
Should you require any further information or clarification in this matter, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (586-601-5195).
Chacko Kalarickal, President
Kerala Catholic Church Reformation Movement North America (KCRMNA)
3981 NW 88 Terrace
Cooper City, FL 33024-8747
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