From Chicago Tribune.com
Setting off a new round in his dispute with gay right activists, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has issued a statement defending his recent comparison of the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan.
George’s initial comments came in connection with a controversy over whether next summer’s gay pride parade would interrupt morning services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Lakeview neighborhood.
That dispute was resolved last week, but the cardinal’s KKK comparison – and his new explanation of those comments – has kept the controversy boiling.
“Organizers (of the pride parade) invited an obvious comparison to other groups who have historically attempted to stifle the religious freedom of the Catholic Church,” the cardinal said in a statement issued Tuesday. “One such organization is the Ku Klux Klan which, well into the 1940s, paraded through American cities not only to interfere with Catholic worship but also to demonstrate that Catholics stand outside of the American consensus. It is not a precedent anyone should want to emulate.”
The Cardinal is exactly right and in fact is putting it mildly- In extremely hypocritical fashion the homosexual agenda thrives on intimidating and bullying others; if you dare to hold a different viewpoint and object to their agenda you are attacked, called names, demonized, and silenced. They even want to criminalize thoughts and speech they deem incorrect and “homophobic.” Homosexual activists routinely attack the Catholic Church and mock it. In fact, many “pride” parades even feature men dressed up as nuns, women dressed as priests, and sometimes simulating sex acts. There are even permanent groups such as the “sisters of perpetual indulgence”. In Chicago activists disrupt the Pentecost mass every year at which George presides. But it’s okay when they do the attacking and mocking, but anyone who dares to criticize them is homophobic, guilty of bullying, etc. By definition tolerance and open-minded and not judging would have to include those views you disagree with, even if you want to think they are hateful. This is also to say people have a right to express them, just as the KKK still has a right to hold public rallies and say racist things even if we don’t like it. Here we have a case in point- because they don’t like what the cardinal say they are jumping all over him, calling him ignorant, bigoted, etc. Even the posters here seem to have no clue of the hate-filled ant-Catholic nature of their replies.