Sunday, August 02, 2009

*Sigh* This Isn't Just A Weird Coincidence
...But a direct link to what Our Lady of Akita warned us of

Warning! Harsh language alert.

What a pathetic destination we've arrived at. Here's some of the article from USA Today; (emphasis and comments mine)
States with more Catholics more favor gay rights

Want to predict which state might move next to legalize same-sex marriage? You might count Catholics. The higher their percentage of the population, the more likely the state is to... support gay rights.
(When roughly 2/3ds of the USCCB protect homosexual rapists, what do you expect?)

This counter-intuitive finding is brought to you with a tip of two hats -- mine to Mark Silk at Spiritual Politics and his to Robbie Jones who led Silk to a new study soon by be published by two Columbia University political scientists.

Silk, who heads the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College, mashed their study with the latest statistics from the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, which was published at Trinity. His finding:

Six of the eight states where 50 percent or more of the public supports gay marriage are the states with the highest proportion of Catholics, ranging from Rhode Island at 46 percent to New York and California at 37 percent. (More often than not, these are the same places "Catholics" continually vote hand over fist for the likes of any Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Below Average Joe Biden, Charlie Rangel, and the rest of the Unborn Baby Goon Squad. And where are the courageous shepherds? Probably at one of their fundraisers or some horseshit testimonial dinner where the anti-Catholic "Catholic" is the guest of honor.)
Silk tosses a dig, "way to go, Bishops!" but is that a fair shot? (You're damn right it's a fair shot. The Dictatorship of Relativism is not only coming back to haunt them, but biting them dead on the ass. Good.)

The bishops have campaigned long, loudly and clearly against same-sex marriage (Bullshit) but the Catholic Church also offers a pervasive message of social justice, an umbrella many liberal Catholics stand under when they argue for marriage equality or life issues such as abortion, contraception and end-of-life decisions (Double bullshit).
I really like that quote Dymphna has on her blog;
If the priest is a saint, his people will be holy. If the priest is holy, his people will be good. If the priest is good, his people will be fair. If the priest is fair, his people will be mediocre. If the priest is mediocre, his people will be bad.


Blogger Al said...

This all depends on what your definition of "Catholic" is. Remember heretics like Arius considered themselves Catholic. & any Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Below Average Joe Biden et al would make the same claim.

The problem with studies like this is that they don't take factors like that into account. So we get results like this that don't surprize me, but do disgust me.

11:13 PM  
Blogger David Nandell said...

This is so damn depressing...

7:57 AM  
Blogger bilbannon said...

All this will continue as long as "fear of the Lord" is looked down on as inferior to keeping a spiritual journal with a ten dollar blank book from Barnes and Noble.
But from the Pope on down for fifty plus years, there is little mention of "fear of the Lord" which according to Scripture is the beginning of wisdom. Heck Rahner, von Balthasar, John Paul and Benedict all held for a possibly empty hell (including Judas) due to all cooperating at the last seconds of their life with God. So much for Christ's comments on Judas. He might as well have talked to the wall about him.
I know you'll find a quote of Benedict praising "fear of the Lord". So what. The Church will never change from sporadic unenforced orthodox comments on fear of the Lord or on anything else. Even in the old days of the 1950's, it was mission priests who were just passing through for two days who would preach on hell etc. But they were leaving soon and would not have to put up with audience antipathy.
Zoom in on John the Baptist and Christ and there we hear of hell repeatedly. We are so over their lack of pastoral prudence. Pass the Brie.... and the glue for this felt banner I'm making.
To be fair: keeping a journal about what God does in one's life is also good but one can get the composition book at the dollar store and give the savings to rescue thrown away sickly Chinese babies at China Little Flower dot lay girl laying down the love for real.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

Just look at that homo drape in the picture...sickning! I'd be tempted to yank that sucker down, drag it over to the "pastor" and tell him "put it on so I can take a picture and send it to the Pope." See how Proud he'd be then. Evil-doers!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Yeah, I know I am a big mouth, with overly long posts. In this case, words escape me! :--((

4:59 PM  
Blogger Smiley said...

Lovely church hate the rainbow crap, it actually has the tabernacle in the correct place. Can you burn that rainbow thing

9:02 AM  
Blogger msc said...

Growing up Catholic we knew we were different and proud of it!

During the 70's it became the in-thing to be more like everyone else, which was a big part of the culture. Unfortunately, the Church for the most part followed suite and this is why we are where we are today. Apologizing for who we are!!

Now it's become a crime to say who you are and why. If it offends someone who thinks differently then it's no longer okay. Let's see, does this fit the definition of 'democracy', I don't think so!!!

Does it smack of persecution, I think so.

2:38 PM  

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