Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nuns In Drag Leave Egg On Archbishop's Face

Somehow I suspect that the Nazi Pope will not be happy about the Archbishop of San Francisco giving communion to members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Personally, as a former Roman Catholic driven from the Church by its anti-gay hate campaign, I find the situation rather humorous. One can be gay, in drag, and still be honest in their faith. Compare these sisters to the Cardinals and Bishops (and Popes) who covered up the sexual abuse of thousands of children. Unlike the Church hierarchy, the good sisters do not take themselves too seriously or think they have an exclusive line of communication to God. Here are highlights from 365gay.com:

(San Francisco, California) With their outlandish nuns' habits, gaudy makeup, and irreverent showmanship the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a San Francisco institution. They've raised tens of thousands of dollars for LGBT and AIDS charities in the Bay Area all the while poking a finger in the eye of the establishment - especially the Catholic Church and its position on homosexuality.

To the Archbishop of San Francisco the sisters became a personal embarrassment when the "nuns" showed up this month for Sunday mass at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the Castro district. As Archbishop George H. Niederauer was celebrating mass the sisters lined up for communion. And received the Eucharist wafer from Niederauer. The event might have gone unnoticed had it not been videotaped. And if the tape hadn't made its way to conservative Bill O'Reilly of Fox News. O'Reilly called the stunt an "unbelievable outrage". Hundreds of angry letters and e-mails poured into the Archdiocese offices and Niederauer was forced into "damage control".

Neiderauer: "I noticed no protest, no demonstration, no disruption of the Sunday Eucharist. The congregation was devout and the liturgy was celebrated with reverence. Toward the end of the Communion line two strangely dressed persons came to receive Communion. I did not see any mock religious garb. As I recall, one of them wore a large flowered hat or garland," the 71 year old archbishop said.

Personally, I think Bill O'Reilly is an unbelievable outrage.

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