well, it's like Republican-style "Christians" - Christian enough to hate gays and muslims, not Christian enough to care about the poor, the sick, the dying, the destitute.
the, you know, people that Christ fella preached about caring for.
Most Knights of Columbus groups lost their tax-exempt status last year. Good. Now, let's get the tax-exempt status revoked for any religious organization that contributes to political campaigns. They are entitled to their beliefs and their right to express those beliefs. But they should not be entitled to government subsidies to do so.
Posted by: gr8guya | Oct 18, 2012 3:34:54 PM
But those feathery hats... so totally gay. Why can't the catholic homophobes resist dressing up in bizarre, gaudy outfits?
Posted by: Onnyjay | Oct 18, 2012 3:35:06 PM
...and this is EXACTLY why these people are bigots.
We need everyone to copy this link and share it with as any people as possible. More people need to know about this.
These people are mentally ill.
Posted by: Icebloo | Oct 18, 2012 4:42:18 PM
I always thought that the Knights of Columbus were a front for the Catholic Church, so this makes total sense. Apparently the Catholic Church uses a bible that doesn't have Jesus' command to love one another, to feed "even the least of" his children, and skips the parable of the Good Samaritan altogether.
Posted by: Michael Lassell | Oct 18, 2012 5:14:40 PM
Yes, Michael, you could say that the KofC is a front for the RC. It may be an urban legend (i.e. I'm not going to fact check it) but I have heard that the KofC was created to give RC men an equivalent to the Masons. (You see, Masons are required to keep secret certain things even from a confessor - the KofC, however, doesn't have that problem.)
I suspect that the KofC, like many right-wing Christians feel that no price is too high if it will stop the extermination of Western Civilization (i.e. LGBT rights).
Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 18, 2012 5:35:12 PM
Well, I'll never buy KoC's fried chicken again! (lame joke).
I did forward this to everyone on my email list who still uses FACEBOOK.
Posted by: John Bisceglia | Oct 18, 2012 5:42:39 PM
These Catholics are no longer the Christian leaders any more when they support hate and work for the devil. That leaves the LGBT community to pick up where they have failed and they will help the poor and hungry and sick people of the world and by doing so it will help make LGBT people the new leaders for doing good in this world and the evil and hateful will die and wither away like it has all down through history because they failed to help.
Posted by: Rick | Oct 18, 2012 6:02:35 PM
I understand the appeal of this kind of reasoning. But the problem is that it could cut both ways. Couldn't people always ask "Did they really need to spend 35K on that lavish gay wedding when there are gay couples in trailer parks in Alabama who are not only poor but subjected to homophobic attacks?" And we could always ask how much money gay people donate to the poor. As for Christians helping those in need, there are many of them who do. Jerry Falwell started the Elim Home for Alcoholics. Jesse Helms and his wife adopted a little orphan boy from Mexico in 1962 after hearing him say on TV that all he wanted for Christmas was parents. These are just two examples. And while Jesus commanded us to help the poor he also commanded a lot of other things that most liberal Americans (gay AND straight) are not particularly interested in doing. There are some people who seem to think that Christianity was established primarily as a massive social service agency that operates outside of the government and dispenses help free of charge.
I better duck now because Kiwi must be getting ready to throw internet tomatoes at me for saying something nice about Jesse Helms!
Posted by: Mary | Oct 18, 2012 10:38:34 PM
Mary--therer are some remarkable exceptions and inconsistencies among all groups left and right, I agree with you about the selfish indulgence of lavish and costly weddings--whether they are gay or straight. But one of the things about Marriage Equality is that there WILL be as much bad taste, extravagance and idiocy when queers tie the knot as when hets decide to do it. Maybe a more level playing field will be the place where progressives can offer a useful critique of such foolishness--and funerals, too.
As for the KofC--the info should be shared with as many Catholics as possible. the spirit of Dorothy Day lives among many more than we heretical prots can fathom.
Posted by: gregory brown | Oct 18, 2012 11:01:13 PM
@Mary: "There are some people who seem to think that Christianity was established primarily as a massive social service agency that operates outside of the government and dispenses help free of charge."
Actually, that was precisely the point of Religious Right Christian Bush II: cut social programs of the government and rely on faith-based organizations to pick up the slack.
Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 19, 2012 7:27:11 AM