Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Bush Appoints Gay Foe To Vatican Ambassadorship

No surprise here. It sounds like the Chimperator would have had to look hard to find someone more in sync with the Vatican's drive to demonize gays and in general return to the 15th Century in terms of enlightenment (or lack thereof). If you have any doubts that she is a kool-aid drinker, she authored a book on Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston which describes him as follows: "This book provides valuable insight into the man whom many consider to be the quintessential post-Vatican II bishop--and into the role of the Catholic hierarchy in a time of social, political, and ecclesiastical turbulence." Meanwhile, all Hell was breaking loose and showing that Law had huge culpability in the sex abuse cover up in the Archdiocese of Boston. Instead of being punished, Law received a cushy appointment at the Vatican when he left Boston. Highlights from this 365gay.com story (http://www.365gay.com/Newscon07/11/110607vatican.htm) further describe Chimpy's appointee who also has ties to Mitt Romney:

(Washington) President Bush plans to nominate Harvard University law professor Mary Ann Glendon to be his new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Glendon, 69, is an anti-abortion scholar and an opponent of gay marriage who also has written on the effects of divorce and increased litigation on society. Her 1987 book "Abortion and Divorce in Western Law" was critical of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a legal right to abortion.

Glendon has served as an adviser to the Vatican in several capacities. In 1995, she was the first woman to lead a delegation of the Holy See at the United Nations Women's Conference in Beijing. She has also served on the Pontifical Council for the Laity and as a consultant to the Pontifical Council on the Family. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who last summer named Glendon to co-chair his campaign advisory committee on the constitution and courts, praised the choice.

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