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The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue is none-too-pleased with the Kellogg’s family of cereals, as it unaccountably refused to yield to his demands that it immediately stop advertising on the Jonathan Stewartsky Half-Hour Jew Hour That Hates Goys Full-Time.
Oooooh, what’d Kellogg’s say to Bill Donohue? Did they tell him to get fucked? Yes. Yes they did.
“We understand that our customers come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, lifestyles, and cultures and we respect their individual decisions to choose the television programs that they deem acceptable for themselves and their families. Consumers speak most loudly when they vote with their remote control and change the channel or turn off the TV if a program does not fit their personal criteria.”
Hahahahaha, that is corporate-speak for “well bless your heart,” which is southern lady for “fuck you in the ass face down on a gravel road,” which is southern man for “Well, fine fellow, I must civilly disagree!”
And don’t think Bill Donohue doesn’t know exactly what he just heard! He’s so mad he’s about to go full-Nuge!
THIS SHALL NOT STAND!
“In other words, Kellogg’s is telling Christians to shove it.
But they made a mistake.
We will now send the indefensible picture to their senior management and board, as well as to community leaders, religious and secular, throughout Battle Creek, Michigan.
We are also calling for a national boycott of all Kellogg’s cereals.
Moreover, I will notify the public via TV, radio and our website about their collapse of decency.
This is just for starters.
We have the time, money, and the determination to give Kellogg’s some free advertisement.”
personal thought regarding: “throughout Battle Creek, Michigan.”
Battle Creek is a company town, and the company is, Kellogg.
Via: Huffington Post
House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) chastised Catholic bishops at a Wednesday news conference on Capitol Hill, saying they needed to look at the bigger picture after they complained that the GOP budget plan fails to meet “moral criteria.”
The bishops had written letters to Capitol Hill, arguing many elements of the Republicans’ budget proposal, such as cuts to food stamps, harmed the poor while the wealthy benefitted.
“At a time of great competition for agricultural resources and budgetary constraints, the needs of those who are hungry, poor and vulnerable should come before assistance to those who are relatively well off and powerful,” stated one of the letters.
“Just solutions … must require shared sacrifice by all, including raising adequate revenues, eliminating unnecessary military and other spending, and fairly addressing the long-term costs of health insurance and retirement programs. The House-passed budget resolution fails to meet these moral criteria,” they declared in another document.
Boehner, who is a Catholic, acknowledged the bishops’ moral authority but suggested their focus was too narrow as they scolded Republicans over cutting assistance to those who are poor, hungry and homeless.
“I want (DEMAND?) them to take a bigger look,” Boehner said.
Via: Right Wing Watch
Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Catholic diocese of Peoria, Illinois, likened President Obama to Adolf Hilter and Joseph Stalin, along with past French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau and German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, on Sunday while condemning Obama’s “radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda.”
He said that Catholics in America are in a “war” as a result of the administration’s mandate for religiously-based institutions to cover contraceptives, and compared politicians who back the mandate to Judas Iscariot.
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Retired New York Cardinal Edward Egan (see above) is facing criticism from representatives of clergy sexual abuse victims for a recent interview in which he said he regretted apologizing for the priest abuse scandal in 2002 when he was bishop of Bridgeport.
In the interview with Connecticut Magazine, Egan said “I don’t think we did anything wrong” in handling abuse cases. He said he was not obligated to report abuse claims and maintained he inherited the cases from his predecessor and did not have any cases on his watch, according to the magazine.
Clergy in Connecticut have been REQUIRED to report abuse claims to authorities since the early 1970s, according to attorneys who represented numerous abuse victims.
“Egan never did so and his failure to do so constitutes a violation of the law,” said the attorneys, Jason Tremont, Cindy Robinson and Douglas Mahoney.
The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests called Egan “obviously unrepentant, self-absorbed and painfully dismissive of the abject suffering of tens of thousands of deeply wounded men, women and children who have been sexually violated by priests, nuns, bishops, brothers, seminarians and other Catholic officials. We can’t help but believe that many other prelates feel exactly as he does but are shrewd enough to avoid saying so outside of clerical circles.”
SNAP urged other American Catholic officials, especially in New York and Connecticut, to publicly rebuke Egan.
(2 of 2) MANY Catholic Universities, Hospitals Already Cover Contraception In Their Health Insurance Plans
Via: Think Progress
Catholic leaders and the GOP presidential candidates have intentionally distorted the Obama administration’s new rule requiring employers and insurers to provide reproductive health benefits at no additional cost sharing.
Conservatives are seeking a way to politically unite Republican voters around a social issue and portray the regulation as a big government intrusion into religious liberties. In reality, the mandate is modeled on existing rules in six states, exempts houses of worship and other religious nonprofits that primarily employ and serve people of faith, and offers employers a transitional period of one year to determine how best to comply with the rule.
It’s also nothing new. Twenty-eight states already require organizations that offer prescription insurance to cover contraception and since 98 PERCENT of Catholic women use birth control, MANY Catholic institutions offer the benefit to their employees.
For instance, a Georgetown University spokesperson told ThinkProgress yesterday that employees “have access to health insurance plans offered and designed by national providers to a national pool. These plans include coverage for birth control.”
Via: Right Wing Watch
Yesterday, Robert Jeffress introduced Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit with a fiery endorsement, giving us an opportunity to reflect on Jeffress’ history of anti-Mormon rhetoric.
But the Mormon faith isn’t the only one that faces Jeffress’ ire. Last year on his show Pathway To Victory, Jeffress said that Satan is behind the Roman Catholic Church.
At The Response prayer rally, we called out Perry for partnering with John Hagee, who has called the Roman Catholic Church the “The Great Whore” of Babylon from the Book of Revelation.
Similary, Jeffress calls the Catholic church a result of “the Babylonian mystery religion” found in the Book of Revelation, and says the Catholic Church represents “the Genius of Satan.”
“This is the Babylonian mystery religion that spread like a cult throughout the entire world.
The high priests of that fake religion, that false religion, the high priests of that religion would wear crowns that resemble the heads of fish, that was in order to worship the fish god Dagon, and on those crowns were written the words, ‘Keeper of the Bridge,’ the bridge between Satan and man. That phrase ‘Keeper of the Bridge,’ the Roman equivalent of it is Pontifex Maximus. It was a title that was first carried by the Caesars and then the Emperors and finally by the Bishop of the Rome, Pontifex Maximus, the Keeper of the Bridge.
You can see where we’re going with this. It is that Babylonian mystery religion that infected the early church, one of the churches it infected was the church of Pergamos, which is one of the recipients of the Book of Revelation. And the early church was corrupted by this Babylonian mystery religion, and today the Roman Catholic Church is the result of that corruption.
Much of what you see in the Catholic Church today doesn’t come from God’s Word, it comes from that cult-like, pagan religion.
“Now you say, ‘pastor how can you say such a thing?
That is such an indictment of the Catholic Church. After all the Catholic Church talks about God and the Bible and Jesus and the Blood of Christ and Salvation.’
Isn’t that the genius of Satan?
If you want to counterfeit a dollar bill, you don’t do it with purple paper and red ink, you’re not going to fool anybody with that. But if you want to counterfeit money, what you do is make it look closely related to the real thing as possible.
And that’s what Satan does with counterfeit religion.
He uses, he steals, he appropriates all of the symbols of true biblical Christianity, and he changes it just enough in order to cause people to miss eternal life.”
It seems to be me pretty easy for Rick Perry to denounce Robert Jeffries for his anti-Mormon and anti-Catholic rhetoric.
Q: But will Perry do it?
A: Oh, hell no!
In a rather un-Godly call for vengeance, the Franciscan priests at the church in Florence are praying that a dose of “the runs” will convince the unidentified pilferer of the error of his ways.
“We pray that the Good Lord will visit a strong bout of the trots (see photo) on this thief and that this will help to convince him not to commit any more thefts,” reads a sign put up by clergy at the Basilica of San Salvatore al Monte, a hilltop church which commands views of the Renaissance city.
The notice said that in addition to praying for a sudden loosening of the bowels, the priests were also hoping that the thief will repent of his crime and return the stolen holy books.
Two prized Bibles – one of them donated by a wealthy benefactor – have been stolen in recent days from the church, which is located near Piazzale Michelangelo, an esplanade with an impressive panorama of Florence and the River Arno.
They have been replaced by two new Bibles – one in Italian and the other in English.
Io so che non è la stessa di rubare bibbie, ma forse quando ci sei, è possibile pensare a qualcosa per Padre Riccardo Seppia, capito?
VATICAN CITY—In a stunning and unexpected reversal of long-standing doctrine, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the Roman Catholic Church’s unequivocal support for gay marriage Tuesday, just hours after meeting Stonington, CT couple Tony Ruggiero and Craig Housinger.
The papal decree—which authorizes priests to administer the sacrament of holy matrimony to same-sex partners and explicitly states that “homosexual relations between two consenting adults is not, and never has been, a sin”—was reportedly a direct result of the pope sharing an afternoon of engaging conversation and hearty laughter with the gay couple.
“Not only are Tony and Craig complete sweethearts, but anyone who spends more than two minutes with them can see they’re clearly perfect for each other,” said Benedict, who in the past has described homosexual behavior as a grave disease that threatens all of humanity. “They’re fun, gracious, and simply wonderful company. And you can tell they have something special just by the way they look at each other.”
“They’re soulmates, really,” added the pope, smiling. “Allowing them to formalize their union in the Church is the least we could do for them.”
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