Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:08 AM
dsc (45,373 posts)
Cardinal Roger Mahony: "Stop Condemning Me For Shielding Child Rapists"
Last edited Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:51 AM - Edit history (1)
"I can't recall a time such as now when people tend to be so judgmental and even self-righteous, so quick to accuse, judge and condemn. And often with scant real facts and information. Because of news broadcasts now 24/7 there is little or no fact checking; no in-depth analysis; no context or history given. Rather, everything gets reported as 'news' regardless of the basis for the item being reported--and passed on by countless other news outlets.
"We have ended up with a climate in which it's the norm to instantly pass judgement on one another, taking in and repeating gossip, sharing someone else's judgment as the truth, no regard for other people who may be harmed. Whatever happened to the norm of giving others the benefit of a doubt until hard evidence proves otherwise?" - Cardinal Roger Mahony, complaining on his blog that people are super-mean to to him just because he shielded pedophiles from the police.
another quote, even worse
My daily prayer list includes both loved ones/friends, as well as those who dislike or even hate me. One prayer group involves those suffering from cancer and other illnesses, those who have been sexually abused by clergy and others in our Church, those who can't find a decent job, those in danger of losing their homes, our immigrants who live in the shadows of society.
But another prayer group includes individuals who cannot forgive me for my past hurts or offenses, those in the media who constantly malign me and my motives, attorneys who never focus on context or history in their legal matters, groups which picket me or otherwise object to me, and all those who despise me or even hate me.
end of quote
There are just no words to describe this. Of course this prick was a driving force for Prop 8. But he just can't stand judgmental pricks who dare criticize him for pimping out his youngest parishoners to child raping priests. This morally reprehensible scum bucket has a huge say in who will be our next Pope. Disgusting.
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Cardinal Roger Mahony: "Stop Condemning Me For Shielding Child Rapists" (Original post)
Response to dsc (Original post)
Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:42 AM
Permanut (1,287 posts)
1. And in spite of this..
and so many other people and events included under the larger "Christian" umbrella - everything from Jimmy Swaggart to Jim Bakker, to Pat Robertson and John Hagee, to Ted Haggard, Cardinal O'Brien and Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, Jerry Falwell, the question still appears in the mainstream press periodically: why is church attendance declining?
Response to Permanut (Reply #1)
Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:43 PM
Initech (57,461 posts)
6. Because those assholes run the church?
Don't forget Bill Donahue, Bryan Fischer, the American Family Asses, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, I could name about 2 dozen others.