Has the Catholic Church now taken over the lead for most ridiculous religion in America? It seems almost on a daily basis they continue to show just how out of touch they are with the world their parishioners live in. Maybe it is because the Church hierarchy is completely controlled by very, very old white men.
The latest ridiculous statement comes from Rev. Jay Scott Newman of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville, SC. Reverend Newman says, and I will paraphrase because he tends to ramble, “Barack HUSSEIN Obama (yes, he played the “Hussein” card) is the most radical, pro-abortion politician ever. If you voted for him, you are aligned with all things evil and, therefore, not worthy of Holy Communion.”
I suspect in his original draft he also had the line, “How in the world could you people vote for a COLORED man!”, but took that out after he knew Jesus would probably strike him dead right then. Very noble of Reverend Newman to couch his personal bigoted and racist views in the name of the Church. Of course, this happens on a daily basis but, generally, folks are smart enough to hide it.
Will the Catholic Church whack Rev. Newman for being such a douche bag? Of course not. Remember, this is the church that lets pedophiles sit at the foot of God. (After a small diversion to a parish out of town while the statute of limitations expires). And give credit to Rev. Newman for realizing that he had little to lose with such a stupid comment. Something tells me that his “flock” are primarily conservative, white folks from South Carolina. What few democrats he had will now be expunged. Clever plan, really.
Once again, we have “holy” men saying completely ridiculous things “in the name of God”. No doubt, Jesus Christ himself came to Newman while he slept and said, “Can you believe that HUSSEIN won? Just so you know, it wasn’t me. That freakin’ Allah pulled rank on me and let HIS boy win. I was totally against it”.
The Catholic folks I know are some of the most devout people you will ever find. They have endured a great amount of humiliation over the last few decades thanks to a complete lack of control and guidance by Church leadership. They hang on in the hope that the ship will someday right itself but their faith is taking a beating. I actually feel bad for them. Many have fled the Church and that is a shame.
So, here is some free advice from me, Tannerleah. Catholic Church, get your sh** together! Reign in all of your nutty Priests and boot them out the door. Invest millions of dollars in child protection and pedophile prevention related programs. Be a true leader rather than trying to constantly sweep your messes under the carpet. Also, stop treating women like they are something less valuable than men. Come to terms with the fact that other religions are just as valid as yours whether you like it or not. Buy a calendar and notice it is 2008. Your 1800’s practices and philiosophies are sorely missing the mark. Embrace not only women but all creeds and colors. I realize you have a few token minorities for group photo’s but get serious. And stop trying to run your religion as a “for profit” venture. The beautiful buildings, cool looking ornaments, Sarah Palin like wardrobe and nifty looking hats aren’t feeding anyone or making this a better world to live in.
The clock is ticking and the world is passing you by. Jesus has had just about enough of your stupid-ness. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
(This message brought to you by “Jews against Catholics” whose motto is…Oy vey, give us your money).