"Twist of Faith," the moving Oscar-nominated documentary debuting Tuesday on HBO, opens with the words "Toledo, Ohio," and the taped deposition of a priest.
An epilogue indicates that [Dennis Gray] publicly denied Comes' allegations, but in the deposition, Gray takes the 5th Amendment when specifically asked whether he molested his students and says he believes that sexual abuse of a minor doesn't necessarily cause serious long-range damage.
"It's like there's this siren in your head going, 'This is not happening, this is not happening, this is not happening, this is not happening,' yet the reality is that it is happening," he explains, his mouth curling bitterly at the corners. "And you're trying to figure out why and what the hell do I do and being so confounded you do nothing. And then the shame after. Or now at 33 years old. That I didn't just sit up and [expletive] punch him square in the face."