Sunday, January 10, 2010

No, That's Not What Jesus Did
Fuzzy-Wuzzy Theology 101

And a rather large helmet tip to David Nandell for passing the word about this.

Anyhow, here's some of this rather clueless article from an even more clueless 'reporter'. From the Des Moines Register;

Searching their souls: Can church include transgendered?

It began innocuously enough when the incoming priest at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Student Center at Drake University noticed a piece of paper on a copy machine in the parish office.

On it was a counselor's authorization of hormone therapy for a transgendered person about to undergo a sex change. On a letterhead that included the center's name and address.

What came quickly after is changing a community:

The intervention of the bishop, worried about liability for the Diocese of Des Moines (I guess a courageous stand defending Church Teaching is out of the question). The firing of the transgendered woman who worked part time as parish housekeeper and who, as an independent social worker, used parish offices to provide counseling for transgendered clients. Nearly 100 parishioners organizing separate prayer services instead of going to Mass because they said they sought a welcoming place for all. And angst in a once-tight faith community about how the church should minister to those whose lifestyles aren't condoned by the church.

Some in the parish believe the Catholic Church must adhere to 2,000 years of teaching because, even in a changing world, what kind of religion is permissive of everything? Others believe the church should welcome everyone because, after all, isn't that what Jesus did?

No, Jesus didn't "welcome everyone". I seem to recall something along the lines of millstones being tied around necks and casting certain individuals into the sea. There was also something about the "fires of Gehenna". Even at Calvary, only St. Dismas was embraced while Gesmas was pretty much screwed for mucho pissin' and moanin'.

The entire episode in Des Moines is simply sickening. So much for 'isn't that what Jesus did?"


Blogger JLS said...

Glad you touched on the "Jesus welcomes everyone" lie, Vir.

How often do we have this lie slid under the radar?

Not only the millstone remedy, but many many times Jesus would say things that resulted in countless souls leaving Him.

Jesus, knowing that He would eventually come to save people, nevertheless went ahead and nuked Sodom and Gomorrah ... and He did this instead of miracles that would have preserved them until the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

There is a passage in Daniel (escapes me where, I'll have to look it up some day) where God is really angry at the leaders including religious and political for having made a secret room adorned with pornography ... this surgically maimed fool likely could find something similar to his self-atrocity in that blasphemous secret room.

11:00 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

Jesus made a whip out of cords and went batshit crazy in the Temple, as I recall.

And he never said anybody who was "transgendered" would inherit the Kingdom of God. Period.

Hope those 100 folks who missed Mass made it to confession in time. I'm just sayin'. Best not to brag about your mortal sins on top of committing them.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

"Jesus is Love! He loved everyone!" ... followed up with, "Isn't that what Jesus did? He accepted and looooved everyone."

The classic battle cry of Liberals. UUuugh!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Al said...

Like I said in the other comments the claims that Jesus would show mercy to justify continuing sinning make me sick. They ignore the "Go & sin no more", they ignore the fact that he called sinners sick & in need of healing. He said to sinners repent, not continue sinning. & he warned that if they did, something worse would befall them.

Knowing a bit of the history of the Des Moines diocese from the other side of the state I have to say that, even if just for liability purposes, at least he did something. About 25 yrs ago Bishop Pates predicessor probably would have extolled this person for what he was doing rather then kick him out. So, at least it is a step in the right direction & at least it is getting the word out that there are certain things that go against Catholic teaching & always will, no matter how many psychologists claim otherwise.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

And people wonder why I drink!

As an aside, my niece's two sons were alter boys at our former parish church last Saturday. The only problem is that they NEVER were baptised!!

God knows "diversity" & "inclusiveness" are going to kill us!!

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...a once tight faith community"? Skipped the Sunday obligation to protest? Ahhh, children of the devil who was the first to protest against God. Well, there's a problem right there. This would not be happening if it was a "Catholic parish". This most assuredly is a different animal. And one that needs to be euthanized.

11:19 AM  
Blogger David Nandell said...

Thanks for posting Caveman.

There is a lot of backstory here that I'm not going to delve into. Let's just say the new Bishop is tring to clean up.

FYI, my name is David not Larry.

1:19 PM  
Blogger K. Bernadette said...

Funny timing on this story for me... just yesterday at my Grandparent's parish was a fully transformed male to female man acting as an EMHC..
Of course this is an extremely liberal parish, but just what exactly is the official teaching of the Church on this disorder? What sin is it?

6:05 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

It's a sin to mutilate ones self, as well as to attempt to change what God has made.

6:09 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

I was up in the mountains yesterday and noticed what looked exactly like this guy's face ... on the ground. Similar works of nature were strewn all over the meadow. I guess the grazing cattle drop it in honor of him.

6:13 PM  

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