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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:10 PM

Diocese clarifies bishop's remarks on Obama, Hitler

Clarifies? CLARIFIES? How about backs up, applauds and justifies?

"Based upon the current government's threatened infringement upon the Church's religious exercise of its ministry, Bishop Jenky offered historical context and comparisons as a means to prevent a repetition of historical attacks upon the Catholic Church and other religions," said Patricia Gibson, chancellor of the Peoria Diocese.

"Bishop Jenky gave several examples of times in history in which religious groups were persecuted because of what they believed," Gibson said. "We certainly have not reached the same level of persecution. However, history teaches us to be cautious once we start down the path of limiting religious liberty."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-group-blasts-peoria-bishops-comparison-of-obama-policies-to-hitler-stalin-20120418,0,4979178.story

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I'm not antiCatholic, religion or anti-much of anything, except THIS crap! I'm having a shit week, and this ain't friggin' helpin'.

This story isn't nearly as uplifting as this one: http://www.democraticunderground.com/11379904 If you read my post, please follow it up with this one.

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Reply Diocese clarifies bishop's remarks on Obama, Hitler (Original post)
Wait Wut Apr 2012 OP
Politicalboi Apr 2012 #1
Wait Wut Apr 2012 #2
meow2u3 Apr 2012 #6
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #3
The Magistrate Apr 2012 #4
Wait Wut Apr 2012 #5

Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:14 PM

1. We need to start petitions

To have the government take away their tax exemptions. Every church that puts itself in the middle of politics, should be disqualified.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:22 PM

2. "Every church that puts itself in the middle of politics, should be disqualified."

Exactly. Not all churches. Some actually help their communities. They can keep their breaks.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:13 PM

6. That, or lose their tax-exempt status

You can't have it both ways, Jenky. If you want to preach politics from the pulpit, pay your taxes. Otherwise, STHU.

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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:26 PM

3. The Reichkonkordat Catholic Church knows much about Hitler.

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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:49 PM

4. The Technical Term for This, Sir, is 'Fucking Bullshit'

That these people have not been charred to cinders by lightening bolts stands as irrefutable proof there exists no righteous God in this universe.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:05 PM

5. You are correct, sir.

If there is a God, he/she/it is not theirs. There are times when I wish I could believe in the Bible. To imagine this Bishop standing before St. Pete just before his fall...well, it makes me giddy when I picture the look of shock and horror on his face. But, all I can hope for is he'll be reincarnated as a member of a truly persecuted group that lives in real fear.

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