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Archbishop: “Gay Liberation Movement” May “Morph Into Something Like The KKK”

by David Badash on December 22, 2011

in Bigotry Watch,Civil Rights,Politics,Religion

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The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago is supporting a local church whose pastor is opposing the planned route of a gay pride parade that will pass in front of its doors. The pastor believes that he will have to cancel church services that day, and the Archbishop actually agreed. The Archbishop, Cardinal Francis George, 74, told a Chicago news station that church services will have to be canceled because:

“You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Klu Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.”

Now, let’s take a look at this first.

“Gay liberation movement”? Really?

That’s from about the 1960s or 1970s. How can a religious leader possibly shepherd his flock when he is living half a century ago?

And second, if Cardinal George is so concerned about saving souls, why not hold services outside that day, and let “the gays” see what church is all about. Because, of course, just like in The Omen, when we go near a church we break out into uncontrollable rage and our heads almost spin around. (Oh, wait, wrong movie reference.)

“George made the comment Sunday on Fox Chicago when asked about Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s complaints that the parade passing by its Belmont Avenue location would force the church to cancel its morning mass. The church recently launched a petition urging the city to force parade organizers to adjust their plans,” according to a report in The Huffington Post:

“I go with the pastor,” George told Fox [TV]. “He’s telling us that he won’t be able to have services on Sunday if that’s the case. You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Klu Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.”

When the Fox host pointed out that George’s comparison was “a little strong,” the cardinal stood by his statement.

“It is, but you take a look at the rhetoric,” he continued. “The rhetoric of the Klu Klux Klan, the rhetoric of some of the gay liberation people. Who is the enemy? Who is the enemy? The Catholic Church.”

Second, let’s look at that: “Who is the enemy? Who is the enemy? The Catholic Church.”

It never ceases to amaze me how religious zealots and the GOP use wildly incendiary language, then cannot possibly imagine why they are the focus of protest and anger.

Really? Are they that obtuse?

If you say someone is like the KKK, is there any wonder why they aren’t your friend?

And now, let’s take a quick look at Cardinal George. The Archbishop has been praising(surprise!) the Mormon Church (LDS) on its efforts to battle same-sex marriage. Of course.

And in 2010, George stated:

“Any attempt to reduce that fuller sense of religious freedom, which has been part of our history in this country for more than two centuries, to a private reality of worship and individual conscience so long as you don’t make anyone else unhappy, is not in our tradition. It was the tradition of the Soviet Union.”

Nice.

Cardinal Francis George Warns That Chicago Gay Pride Parade Might ‘Morph Into Ku Klux Klan’: MyFoxCHICAGO.com

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{ 4 comments }

BeerandOnion December 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

The Catholic Church aided in the slaughter of the civilizations of the New World, it burned at the stake countless thinkers who said the world was not flat and not the center of the solar system. The Catholic Church has raped countless boys and girls world wide and covered it up – time and time again. The Catholic Church supported slavery. In Spain, the Catholic Church stole babies from the poor to give to the wealthy. The Catholic Church was involved in the massacre of the Tutsis. The Catholic Church has no moral authority, no moral authority, no moral authorty.

StanleyJames December 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Yes from the church of adoph hitler. From the church of Benedict who learned his lessons well, growing up in Nazi "Germany and serving in the HItler youtht corp, drafted or not

From the church that created the hatred of Jews because they woujldnt convert. Which hilter leveraged to gain election and 55 million died. thats how the church protected life.

From the church that made a treaty with hitler, legitimizing the nazi regime in the eyes of the tens of millions of Germany's catholics

the results seen at the website http://nobeliefs.com.nazis.htm

From the church that has hidden, but now is exposed the rape of probably millions of children all over the world

And even worse moved known vile priest to new locations, where unknown they continued their crimes while keeping the collection plate full.

Everyone should simply get our of the church – bankruptcy will send a message. The trillions the churches property will bring can be a true blessing for the poorest in the world – providing micro – capital to help those who live in total poverty

Yes it was hard to leave the church. they actually create a pile of fear, guilt, promise that death isnt death etc etc.

Its like an induced Obsessive compulsive disorder

But as Dr. King said, it applies here also – Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are free at last of the monster called the vatican.

StanleyJames December 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

correction to the website re the treaty between the church and hitler……………
http://nobeliefs.com/nazis.htm

Ned_Flaherty December 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

For centuries, Roman Catholic clergy executed people by burning them alive, merely because they were LGBT human beings.

One of the most vile and violent actions ever taken by the Roman Catholic church occurred when the man who later became Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli, signed the Concordat, a 1933 agreement between Germany and the Vatican which legitimized Hitler and the Nazi government to Catholics, Christians, and the world, and paved the way for decades of silence and denial, during World War II, and afterward.

Having burned LGBT people to death, and blessed and protected the Nazi regime, no one should be surprised when today’s Catholic clergy equate their critics to Ku Klux Klansmen.

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