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  1. Dan CObb says

    As a long-lapsed marginal-at-best Catholic, I have come to despise the Catholic church. They are obviously looking to create enemies. I’m very heartened by the fact that the fastest growing religion in the US is “NONE”. The more educated a society is, the less religious it becomes. Obviously the RC church is trying to keep as many of their followers ignorant and superstitious –it works to their benefit. They know what happens when people get “all educated and stuff”. I see the church as a promoter of self-delusions and power-saving dogmas. It is vile in most of its doings. And has been such through history. While the church does much charitable work… it is all for self-glorification. The Church itself has made me a hater of the Roman Catholic Church. I often wonder: were the RC church to gain REAL political power, if we wouldn’t be returned to the days of the inquisition and blood-letting. I think we would.

  2. says

    Though personally I agree that churches should be subject to taxes:

    1) What the Archdiocese is doing here isn’t actually illegal under current IRS regulations. 501(c)(3) organizations may not endorse specific candidates, or direct people to vote for or against a particular person or party, but they are permitted a lot of leeway for political issues, particularly ballot measures. As long as it is not a significant part of their resources — time or money — they may initiate ballot measures, write ballot measures, advocate for or against ballot measures, and even tell people how to vote on a ballot measure.

    2) Even where they do violate IRS guidelines, the IRS has admitted that it has largely put investigating them on hold since 2009. However, one should still go ahead and lodge a complaint with the IRS whenever a church clearly is violating IRS guidelines (i.e., actively endorsing a specific candidate or party), or if they appear to be devoting a significant amount of money to endorsing a position on a ballot initiative.

  3. Caliban says

    Years ago I read a book about the Church and its attitude toward sexuality. The LOWEST estimate of the number of gay Catholic seminarians was 1/3. Most estimates were 50%.

    For decades, even centuries, the Catholic way of handling gays was to funnel them into the priesthood. Don’t want to f*ck women? Oh, that’s a religious calling!

    So the chances that Father “Kev” is just another self-hating homo are pretty good.

  4. Caliban says

    Years ago I read a book about the Church and its attitude toward sexuality. The LOWEST estimate of the number of gay Catholic seminarians was 1/3, and these were from people INSIDE the church. Most estimates were 50%.

    For decades, even centuries, the Catholic way of handling gays was to funnel them into the priesthood. Don’t want to f*ck women? Oh, that’s a religious calling!

    So the chances that Father “Kev” is just another self-hating gay man are pretty good.

  5. RC says

    I joined a lapsed-catholic friend of mine at a Christmas Eve service at St. Matthew’s(south of DuPont Circle in DC)in 2009 and this guy railed against Obama for a good 15 minutes during his ‘sermon’. I was shocked and amazed that he got applause and cheers from the congregation. Both of us were so shocked we didn’t think to walk out.

  6. todd wakefield says

    Why is it “God” is always a “He”? It just further suggests “God” is a fiction created by men to address that which they cannot understand and control those who otherwise would stay away from the church.

  7. RK says

    The Catholic Church is the new Taliban of our time. Their attack on gay people is beyond obessive. It is truely antichrist now. Gays need to realize that these are not funny. This is getting very serious regarding their hate.

  8. EchtKultig says

    Someone should repost this video on youtube under a different account, so that the youtube community can comment and rate it. Since they claim to be “non-profit” and get a “tax exemption”…surely it would be in the spirit of the law for doing so to be “fair use”. If they complain and have youtube remove the reposting? Get an actor to play his part in a new video, with a huge lisp, quoting exactly what he says.

    It’s time to play dirty with these crazy closeted queens.

  9. Revelation. says

    Another child molester, another lie.

    One day the heads of these false prophets will roll in the streets in rivers of blood. I hope to live to see it.

  10. Ari says

    @Christopher Allen Horton: Of COURSE is is! Best reason there is! What the churchianitans are trying to do is jam their beliefs down the Nation’s throat. Luckily, the gag reflex is still pretty strong.

  11. Caliban says

    FWIW, here’s a story about a Baltimore Catholic Priest who read the Archbishop’s letter as required, THEN gave his own speech about he didn’t believe there was any conflict between Church teachings and voting for CIVIL marriage for gays.

    Now THAT is moral courage, as opposed to Father Panty-Waist the obvious ‘mo written about here.

    http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2012/11/02/baltimore-catholic-priest-takes-risk-supporting-marriage

  12. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “ARI,”

    I AM SURE A LOT OF YOU HAVE PARENTS AND SIBLINGS WHO ARE “BELIEVERS.” WANTING TO LIVE YOUR LIFE “YOUR WAY” DOES NOT DIMINISH THE FACT YOU MAY OVERLOOK SOME OF THE VALUES OF YOUR FAMILY.

    STOP RIDICULING THE CHURCH.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  13. andrew says

    @RK: “The Catholic Church is the new Taliban of our time”. Have you checked out the wingnut Fundamentalists Protestants? A suggestion to some of the posters on this site: Throw your f*ckin Gaydar out, it only shows how much you buy into gay stereotypes.

  14. DC Arnold says

    Wonder who sat in that cabal and declared this bastard appealing enough to attract the younguns? Not enough boys left to molest so they turn their attention back to discriminating against homos? There is a Condo in hell for all those so called believers espousing hate.

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