Monday, December 19, 2011

The Bishop’s Man – by author Linden MacIntyre


Excerpt from above: 
MacIntryre, who stopped in at the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Friday to read from his book, The Bishop's Man, said he decided not to draw attention to lurid acts committed against children, but instead focused on the betrayal of trust and institution's response, or lack of it, when such abuse occurred. 
"The greater crime is an institutional crime," he said. "It's not what an individual does to another person, it is how society or an institution reacts to it. Then I began to look at the book in a totally different way. This is a book about the Bishop's man. It's about somebody." 
MacIntyre, who is a Giller Prize winner and famed CBC journalist for the Fifth Estate, admits he is unsure if the bishop has a "man" that goes into a community and cleans up a situation such as this, but he is confident the dioceses has someone similar in place. He said the bishop's man could be its lawyers, a parish counsel or a priest. 
"Nine times out of ten the Bishop's man came back and said, 'I think he has  a drinking problem. All we got to do is fix the drinking problem and all the other stuff will go way'. So suddenly, buddy is on a plane for Ontario for 40 days of self-examination and than he is brought back good as new and he is in a parish again." 
The institution couldn't face the possibility of a scandal based on the behavior of one priest, he said,  so it had to pretend that there is nothing really wrong with the priest. 
"It's nothing a little rehab won't fix, and at all costs the institution has to be protected. We can't have protestants and Jews, enemies of the church, going around talking about this because they will use it against us and undermining the faith of our own people," he said. 
MacIntyre said this just created a bigger problem because now the person who has been victimized is left feeling like they are worthless. 
"Suddenly everything is rationalized and suddenly little Johnny, who was molested is sitting there wondering where did Father go? He figures out father is down the road and little Johnny figures there must be something wrong with him because Father never got punished. Little Johnny grows up like that and shoots himself or drinks himself half to death and becomes dysfunctional one way or another." 
When the discussion shifted to current events surrounding the recent conviction of Bishop Raymond Lahey on child porn charges, MacIntrye couldn't help, but speculate that the "institution" had a role in transferring him to a new area where his "weaknesses" could be better disguised. 
"My sister is from Newfoundland and she knew Bishop Lahey and she described him as the kind of church leader there should be more of, but he had a demon and the awful thing is he knew about it and other people knew about it for a long time," he said. " I don't know why he came to Nova Scotia, but I can't help but think that it was part of the same pattern. 
He came here because no one knew him. Bishop Lahey had weaknesses and he's facing punishment. It's not going to be very severe, but the end of his life is going to miserable. But what about the people who covered up for him over the years?"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sinead O’Connor twice as popular as the next pope – news at 11



Sinead has come a long way from Saturday Night Live.

Whenever there is a new RC scandal, I get lot of hits on my Who will be the Next Pope? article.


But outpacing the next old codger in drag, no matter what the latest crime in Rome, Boston, the Netherlands, Philadelphia or Kansas City, is the ever popular Sinead O’Connor – First Prophet of the New Age.


The People of God Speak! – louder than the Vaticano reparto di pubbliche relazioni (PR dept.). 

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Boycott Bigoted Lowe’s Retail Chain – and all Neanderthal Knuckle Dragging Florida Christians*


In the ongoing knuckle dragging far right Christian* war on all non-whites and non-christians, the Muslim community in Detroit shot back on Saturday to boycott bigotry loving Lowe’s.

Hundreds protest outside Lowe's after store pulls ads from Muslim reality show:

And sad to say the above source is British – not a white Chirstian A-merican Newspaper online.

This is how the world see us and the Bush/Cheney inbred idiot’$ war on Islam – lost age of American Islamophobia- of sanctioned American medieval hate.

*the Christian in name only Brand


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Justin Hines - Im Not An Island








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Trinity Church Tax Free Commercial Property more Important than People? – Duarte Square New York – Occupy Wall Street

Trinity (Queen Anne Charter) Episcopal Church - foot of Wall Street
(Second Richest Church in Christendom)

Here is a real Bishop.  This is Jesus!








Is Jesus' Property more sacred than mere People?



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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bishop George Packard leads Occupy Wall Street into Trinity Church's empty lot - Duarte Square 6th Ave and Canal St. NYC


Trinity Church Wall Street, the second richest church in Christendom outside of St. Peter's in Rome, has the cooperation of the establishment to keep protesters off a tiny spec, portion of its tens of billions of dollars Manhattan Real Estate Portfolio. Duarte Square (triangle) two blocks from the entrance to the Holland Tunnel on the southern edge of Greenwich Village.

There is a battle brewing within the Episcopal Church between the progressives and the conservatives over whether to help the poor or to just sweep the rabble out with the morning trash.  A true microcosm of America today.  The 1% who own the planet and the 99% of the rest of us. 







Additional details:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075586/Occupy-Wall-Street-Retired-bishop-50-arrested-Occupy-protesters-stake-claim-newest-New-York-City-encampment.html



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Etta James - At Last





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Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens – Voice of the Godless Corporations – dies on last day of his favored War in Iraq



In the race by so-called intellectuals to cash in on the untapped niche market of the current chaotic Atheist movement worldwide, Chris Hitchens captured his share of the gelt in that market.

His talents and classical British education were of course wasted on American culture.  But here is where the money was for this polished wordsmithy.

Some quotes from a legacy already melting quickly away into the woodwork.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2011/1216/10-of-the-more-memorable-quotes-from-journalist-and-author-Christopher-Hitchens/Hitchens-on-George-W.-Bush



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Tebowing Meme – Christian Narcissism – Exhibitionism or Faith?





Is this how the mighty Roman Empire came to its end? Bunch of narcissistic fanatics disrupting the public civic calm and order to force the age old polemic – my god is better than your god etc.?





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Sex Abuse Scandals Inspire Work of Art – Cardinal Sin – The Face of the RCC

The worldwide criminal conspiracy



Describing the statue as a Christmas present, the artist said in a statement: "At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity – the lies, the corruption, the abuse."


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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wanamaker Organ - Hallelujah Chorus – Macy’s Philadelphia


The Wanamaker Organ, largest pipe organ in America, built into the fabric of the old John Wanamaker department store, now Macy’s.  Original organ design by the British architect and genius, George Ashdown Audsley.







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Artie Shaw - Begin the Beguine




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"Invented People" = Zero - The New Global Equation For Genocide? - Newt Gingrich

Artist Daniel J. Zollinger - Oil, "Work Makes You Free"

I don't know about you, but for me, after a few days of reading MSM comments, it, this obscenity, blasphemy against humanity, still grates on my ears - the unchristian statement - reduction of millions of people = zero, this new global formula / equation to reduce the enemy, true object of your $100 million dollar annual lobbying budget in Washington DC, to nothing.  Planned Genocide to be - by any other name?

No matter what the ethnic billionaire oligarchs say through their catholic rent boys like Newt Gingrich, if we turn our backs on our Muslim brothers and sisters, we turn our backs on Jesus, or he turns his back on us like the above artwork implies.

Is this 1931 or 2011???

The only Catholic Church approved late term abortions - genocide? Surely Newt speaks for the USCCB, in their silence.  Please speak DEAR BISHOPS of all christian sects, if for nothing else than feigned moral objections to be recorded in the historic timeline footnotes ?

What next? Where are the great crematory ovens in the Middle East now being  built by Halliburton?

How do you spell Weimar Republic?


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Saturday, December 10, 2011

The One, the Only, Best Scrooge of all Time - 1951 - British

Alistair Sim as "Scrooge"


The One, the Only, Best Scrooge of all Time:



Black and White preferred, but it is colorized in some versions.

The best film A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens of all time -   1951 with Alistair Sim as Scrooge.



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Pygmalion - Starship - "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"






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It’s all About Me! NEWT GINGRICH! – The man who stole civility from America in the Nineties and to this day



It's all about ME!


Plastic Phony- mean Spirited Republicanism is back. Thank Satan!

The man has to be the center of attention!

Any remark he makes has to be the most witty-ist in a room filled with other plastic mean spirited Republicans.  

Applause! Applause! Fawn! Fawn! Fawn!

Any third rate scholar's remark – polite B16 applause and respect.  (A wave to the little people)

All those millions of phony, angry, starving, cheated out of their humanity by Israel – “Invented People” Palestinians...

You tell them, those brown skinned assholes, Newt!

Applause! How so so witty you really are - Newt!

Applause!

A great Conservative of the Ages has risen among us. 

Bow your unworthy heads.

What a pile of “human” shit!  (Newt and the GOP)


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Show us the Bling! – Newt and Callista - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Tiffany's



A lady shot herself and her two kids to death the other day in Laredo Texas at the food stamp office – she did not qualify to feed her family in these hard economic times. 


(Anybody care to drop a prayer on these poor lost souls in America?  And many more like them.)

On to more cheerful, uplifting, spiritual things.

Newt and Callista – Show us the Bling!

More Circus if no bread etc. Whatever.

Newt stated that his account at Tiffany’s has no interest.  What a sweetheart deal!

Also, we all know the story of the Diamond Necklace that started the French Revolution in 1789.  If not:





Callista: Newt, the people have no bread.

Newt: Its not my problem.  I’m rich.  I shop interest free at Tiffany's.


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Cardinal Wuerl -Newt Gingrich's Third Catholic Marriage is Morally Right – Gay Marriage and Gay Adoption is a Sin


Cardinal Wuerl of Washington D.C. and his privileged church institution states by its words and actions that:


This man's third marriage to his mistress is the only morally acceptable marriage before God. (That Serial Adultery is OK ! so long as you pay $$$)


And that Gay Marriage and Gay Adoption is an abomination before God. - Oh really?





Where there is Love - Where there is Life - There is GOD

And your church calls Bigotry/Hate - "Religious Liberty" - that's all so fucked up Cardinal Wuerl !


Jesus only ate with whores - not certified holy whores like the Gingrichs.


What is wrong with you and your church???


What the hell is right with your church???



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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Luminarias - A Southwest Tradition - Desert Botanical Gardens - Phoenix

Callista Gingrich Teaches Inaccurate History to Children? – Ellis the Elephant – “Sweet Land of Liberty”

(Ellis and acclaimed history author Callista Gingrich)

“One of the most exciting events this fall for me personally is the arrival of Ellis the Elephant.
”As you know, I love American history.  Having coauthored eight historical novels, I would say finding creative ways to tell the American story has been one of the main objectives of my career.
“Ellis the Elephant appears this week in a new book, Sweet Land of Liberty, written by my wife, Callista Gingrich, and illustrated by Susan Arciero.  I am convinced that Ellis the Elephant will introduce a new generation of young people to our American history.
“Sweet Land of Liberty already has a review at Amazon more overwhelmingly positive and glowing than any review I’ve received after writing 24 books. 
“I’m not surprised.  When you see Ellis, it’s hard not to fall in love with him. Callista considered many types of animals to accompany children through American history -- including giraffes, bunnies, and hippos.  But when she saw Ellis, she couldn't resist this adorable elephant… Newt Ginginch 9/28/2011



“…On July 20, 1969, the United States launched the Apollo 11 spaceflight, and Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon…”

BTW History Scholars, Callista and Newt Gingrich,  Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969 and the Apollo Lunar Module landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11

Like – ah – Launching and Landing over three days later are not quite the same thing or is this condensed history?

Like who did all the difficult fact checking on this critical child’s work of GOP revisionist American History?

(How do you spell ghostwriter?)



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Diego Rivera – Artist - Birthday





Following Google main page meme - Diego Rivera, 125th Birthday, Mexican Painter extraordinaire, 1886-1957.


“Man at the Crossroads” - In 1933 the Rockefellers commissioned Rivera to paint a mural for the lobby of the RCA building in Rockefeller Center. “Man at the Crossroads” was to depict the social, political, industrial, and scientific possibilities of the twentieth century. In the painting, Rivera included a scene of a giant May Day demonstration of workers marching with red banners. It was not the subject matter of the panel that made the Rockerfellers angry, but the clear portrait of Vladamir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary leader of the Soviet Union, leading the demonstration. When Rivera refused to remove the portrait, he was ordered to stop and the painting was destroyed. That same year, Rivera used the money from the Rockefellers to create a mural for the Independent Labor Institute that had Vladamir Lenin as its central figure.   http://readingworkbook.blogspot.com/


Myth, meme, urban legend has famous “destroyed” 30 Rock Lobby Rivera mural as hidden behind plaster wall (center left below). If still intact, the original 30 Rock Diego Rivera Mural would be worth an estimated $60-80 million. 


Otherwise, why would the crown jewel of Art Deco Architecture in America, 30 Rockefeller Center, have such a bland boring substitute mural (above)?


Irony is, few these days can even remember the first name of the Rockefeller who rejected his work.  That is why Diego Rivera's name is immortal. 




(John D. Rockefeller Jr. - Who?)

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Newt Gingrich inherits GOP “Male Slut” title from CEO Herman Cain – According to Iowa Pastor Cary Gordon

Callista, where is my sincere looking lipstick?



(Reuters) - An evangelical pastor in Iowa sent state voters on Thursday a music video slamming Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for his three marriages and admitted marital infidelities.
Cary Gordon, an influential Sioux City pastor who has endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential race, said he would send the satirical hip-hop video to registered Republicans and independents with a cell phone on record.
The video, by independent filmmaker Molotov Mitchell, calls Gingrich the "Kim Kardashian of the GOP," a reference to the reality television star known for her appearance in a sex video and for her failed marriages.
Gingrich, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, leads polls in the Republican race but faces concerns from some religious conservatives. He is in his third marriage and he admitted he had affairs during his first two marriages.

Great Pictures Great Spaces of the Southwest U.S. - Texas to Tucson

Newt Gingrich and his solution to the Illegal Catholics Problem in the U.S.

Future tax-paying, Catholic Church attending Republicans?


What? Not all the illegal immigrants in America are Obama’s relatives from Africa.  I dare say ninety percent of them are Hispanic and no doubt ninety percent of them are Catholic.

So the national Illegal Immigrant question is really also the Illegal Catholic question or Problem.

Newt Gingrich and his party and his church want those 15 million potential voters in the next decade or two.  Long term planning is how the GOP and the RCC work these days, unlike the U.S. Federal Government.

Newt does not want any sanctuary (Dem) cities to get any Fed funding.  News to me that there were cities in the U.S. who more or less had a hands off policy to facilitate cheap labor. Social welfare and education costs are no doubt fobbed off on Washington.

But the key is to register these Illegal Hispanic Catholics, Pentecostals etc. on a local level.  In other words, somebody has to know them in order to vouch for them on their long road to being tax paying citizens.  Guide them, mold them, and Cuban Boat the chaff among them to the Democrats.

Apparently Newt wants something like a 25 years indentured servitude kind of registration process. 

Apparently the GOP Bishops want those voters tomorrow in order to fill their empty churches and to vote obedient Hispanic Catholics into political office in order to usher in the great rebirth of the great General Franco Spain model of church and state cooperation on all matters moral.

WIN – WIN for the GOP and the Roman Catholic Church.

Newt Gingrich targets 'sanctuary' cities for illegal immigrants
Gingrich also said he would favor a "very sophisticated, very clean" guest worker program.
"I think we should go back to the World War Two selective service model where local citizens are certified at a local level, where they actually know the person," he said.
"If the person is a good citizen, has genuine ties to the United States, has genuine roots, they still don't get amnesty, they still don't get citizenship, they still don't get the right to vote. They do get the legal right to be a resident."
In other words, after the local Catholic church (for a government subsidy) gives you a black stamp on your papers, you get a green card and a voter registration sheet premarked GOP.  Bless us lord. And save us all from the godless liberal socialist Democrats.  

Gov. Rod Blagojevich Given a Raw Deal ! - guilty of selling a defective senate seat - S/B 14 days, not 14 years jail time


Governor  Rod Blagojevich got a raw deal in sentencing. 


Punishment should fit the crime. 


He was only trying to sell the defective, do nothing Senate seat of Barack Obama.


God only knows the taint, do nothing curse on that senate seat has left us with a Defective, Do Nothing Chief Executive in the White House.


Rod should only do 14 days in County Jail - not 14 f*cking years! 


This is political revenge - not blind justice!


Wall Street Gangster Bankers buy and sell nations and do no time. 


This is ridiculous! 


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Harry Morgan – RIP – 1915-2011

What is Catholic President to be Newt Gingrich's Position on Pedophilia?

The Future First (Dysfunctional) Catholic Family of the United States!

I see that future First Lady Callista Gingrich sang at the national Knights of Columbus Shrine for Pedophilia Defending Cardinal Hoyos in 2010.  With no doubt fawning Newt in attendance.


http://thisculturalchristian.blogspot.com/2010/04/hide-altar-boys-cardinal-hoyos-is-in.html


Important question now to our next Catholic President Newt Gingrich:


What is your political and or religious positions on Pedophilia, and        or, Professional, Amateur Sports pedophilia in the workplace? 


And, how do you feel about joining a church in this modern age not known for its Compassion of Children but rather the Blatant Exploitation and Disregard of Children or their Rights?




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Street Meme – Womens’ Rights - Christina Aguilera - Can't Hold Us Down



Take Christ out of Pagan Christmas – Crucified Santa Artwork? in Virginia

Not Artwork IMHO - Get a Day Job

Tis the season to be angry at the godless consumerism of X-mas.

A display in the Virginia town square came and went and did not become another fake far right Christian GOP religion talking point in the media. Amen.

A display of a skeleton in a Santa Claus suit placed on a cross was erected at a courthouse in Leesburg, Va. It was eventually taken down by an anonymous individual.Julie Grandfield, assistant to the Loudon County Administrator, explained to The Christian Post that the individual responsible for the display went through the system.“Board of Supervisors currently has a policy in place to allow displays on the courthouse lawn,” said Grandfield.
I have stated on more than one occasion that Jesus born on April 17 is not the right birthday boy attached to this Roman Pagan Holiday of Christmas.

I see all the feigned outrage in the public forum of put “Christ back into Christmas”?  Whatever that no-brainer FOX NEWS meme is all about?  Well that equation makes us shut down all the retail outlets selling us pagan junk to properly celebrate this Pagan Holiday ( Birth of Apollo – Jesus’ half brother etc.)

Regarding Virginia putting all points of view on display in a public – kudos.  Regarding the actual crucified Santa thing – not really art – decoration perhaps – another Tim Burton imagination thing – but definitely not art.  Get a day job please etc.

I do not see blasphemy.  Blasphemy is in the heart. Only God can judge in that department when it is truly in the heart.  Point is – have a heart to begin with in order to enter the equation and or discussion etc.

Have a nice annoying Pagan Holiday.  Merry X-mas.


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NAACP Petitions UN over U.S. Conspiracy to suppress Voter’s Rights and Access for Minorities



The largest civil rights group in America, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is petitioning the UN over what it sees as a concerted efforted to disenfranchise black and Latino voters ahead of next year's presidential election.
The organisation will this week present evidence to the UN high commissioner on human rights of what it contends is a conscious attempt to "block the vote" on the part of state legislatures across the US. Next March the NAACP will send a delegation of legal experts to Geneva to enlist the support of the UN human rights council.
The NAACP contends that the America in the throes of a consciously conceived and orchestrated move to strip black and other ethnic minority groups of the right to vote. William Barber, a member of the association's national board, said it was the "most vicious, co-ordinated and sinister attack to narrow participation in our democracy since the early 20th century".
In its report, Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America, the NAACP explores the voter supression measures taking place particularly in southern and western states.
Fourteen states have passed a total of 25 measures that will unfairly restrict the right to vote, among black and Hispanic voters in particular.
The new measures are focused – not coincidentally, the association insists – in states with the fastest growing black populations (Florida, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina) and Latino populations (South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee). The NAACP sees this as a cynical backlash to a surge in ethnic minority voting evident in 2008.




Raining - Carly Simon

Vatican/USCCB candidate Newt Gingrich top of the polls – Marriage Equality for Some not the All - $200,000 Donation

Rome is not financing my Campaign for Wizard

Still trying to nail down if a former Southern Baptist has to get a full three annulments from three civil marriages in order to join the ranks of the Uber-Catholics, Anti-Mormons, now taking control of the GOP, at least for the next Presidential election.  We all know that money talks when you want an annulment in the RCC.

Newt Gingrich who believes in Marriage Equality for himself no matter how many times he tires of his little woman and chucks her out in the garbage, apparently does not believe in Marriage Equality for anybody else especially gays.
Vander Plaats has been on the Gingrich payroll in the past.“A new group called ‘Progress Iowa’ suggests Gingrich may get the backing of Vander Plaats because Gingrich donated $200,000 to the campaign Vander Plaats led to target two Iowa Supreme Court justices who signed onto the opinion which legalized gay marriage in Iowa. Those justices were voted off the court in 2010.” (Author: O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, 18 Nov 2011)

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Monday, December 5, 2011

What did Newt Gingrich pay for his three Annulments? – Benedict XVI’s Chosen Catholic U.S. Prez Candidate?

(Look Callista. No tears. I am trading up to Monica Lewinsky.)


I may be dense (stupid) or lazy in my research but I cannot find out how fast or how much Candidate Gingrich paid to get the three annulments from Civil Marriage in order to marry his present Catholic wife in the RCC.

I get a lot of non-information in the Lame Lame Lame Street Media on this. I get the opinion that he doesn’t have to annul civil marriages not in the RCC? That has changed?

I did not marry in the RRC twenty odd years ago because the church wanted $2,500 to annul my wife’s previous ceremony at City Hall in NYC - a lot of money back then that we could not spare - that and time, months and months, perhaps years to annul what in Grade School, the Nuns said was not valid to begin with.

BTW, since Catholics are the only validly married Christians in the eyes of God, meaning to this day all Protestants are still Bastards because their parents did not have a Catholic marriage etc. – why should the freakin Catholic church even care if Gays and Lesbians will be satisfied by a civil marriage at city hall????

Since civil marriage does not count in the eyes of Holy Mother Church, why the f*ck so much fuss over gay marriage if after all the gays and us Prots are damned to hell anyway in their eyes, civil marriage or not?

Hypocrisy to the nth degree in the RCC?

Getting back to Newt.  How fast and how much did Cardinal Wuerl? get to grease Newt’s marriage into heaven worthy status.

This is the kind of Religious Liberty only for the RCC that Bishop Lori keeps bitchin about on Capitol Hill. 

Martin Luther had a word for this modern day equivalent to selling indulgences - quickie Annulments for the Rich.

Abomination!

This kind of shit started the Protestant Reformation.
 
Hey Newt.  How big will the new Papal Palace on the Mall Ellipse, blocking the view of the Jefferson Memorial, how big and expensive and paid for out of the Pentagon’s budget will it be, once the RCC gets you into the White House?

Inquiring minds want to know. 


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