In my view, those who believed that Pope Francis might usher in a new climate in the Roman Catholic Church are either delusional or simply have their head up their ass. In terms of the Church hierarchy's anti-gay jihad, nothing has changed. And other than nice words, nothing has changed on the sexual abuse cover ups either. It is all business as usual in terms of gay bashing and no punishment for the members of the hierarchy who aided and abetted child rapists. Consistent with this continued moral bankruptcy, the U. S. Catholic bishops have renewed their opposition to comprehensive immigration reform if bi-national same sex couples are included in the legislation. Of course, the biggest question the bishops' latest tantrum raises is that of why anyone decent with a shred of morality pays them an attention at all. A piece in AmericaBlog looks at this latest example of Catholic Church anti-gay animus. Here are highlights:
The Catholic church, in its traditional move when it doesn’t get its way at the ballot box, is taking human shields in order to force its minority religious view on 100% of the American people. This time the Catholic leaders, infamous for their ongoing aiding and abetting of child-rape in their own church, have taken 11 million undocumented Latinos hostage in yet another of their ongoing efforts to gay-bash.
The Catholic bishops, who have no business telling non-Catholic Christians like myself how to live our lives, let alone the rest of non-Catholic America, sent yet another anti-gay nastygram to President Obama, demanding he exclude gay bi-national couples from any immigration reform package, or they’ll torpedo the legislation.
The Catholic bishops threw a similar hissy fit over immigration reform in February. Oddly, the bishops have yet to throw a hissy fit about their own colleagues aiding and abetting pedophilia. It’s only the gays’ presumed-pedophilia that worries the Catholic bishops – the real thing, not so much.
The Catholics elders are known from their human-shield-taking. They’ve taken children hostage in Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington, DC as part of their church’s ongoing political vendetta against the gays. And the lead Catholic bishop in France recently seemed to justify anti-gay hate crimes. So if they’re willing to harm children, and tolerate a few hate crimes, in order to get their way, they’re certainly willing to take a swipe at Latinos too. (Perhaps it’s time Latinos learned that the Catholic church is not their friend – and perhaps this latest move will finally prove it.)
As for the Catholic threat to torpedo immigration reform lest the gays be free – let them try. The only reason immigration reform is moving at all is because the Republican party is terrified that its lost the Latino vote forever, while Latinos are an ever-growing percentage of Americans. That, along with traditional GOP bashing of gays, women, and African-Americans, among other people and causes, has so turned off young voters that it’s not clear, other than the South and very old white men, just who is willing to vote for a Republican anytime between now and the next century.
So let the Catholic church just try to torpedo the GOP’s big comeback with Latinos. That should be fun to watch.
I continue to believe that a government investigation of the Catholic Church is needed in America. It is the only way the truth will ever come out and the only way that the nasty old men in dresses will ever be held accountable for their crimes against children and youths.