Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Appropriate Action

During an interview at a Clinton rally on Saturday, the head basketball coach at Saint Louis University (a catholic school) expressed his opinion on abortion.

We all have our personal opinion and should have a right to express it anytime to anyone, right?

Well, not according to his crapiness, archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis. Burke stated "I'm concerned that a leader at a Catholic university made these comments. It can lead Catholics astray."

Leading catholics astray, hmm. Let's see, sexual molestation of young catholics, let's cover that up. Expressing your opinion as an individual, nope, can't do that, someone might stray from the fold!


Because Burke believes "... that it's of the essence for people to understand as a Catholic you just cannot hold these beliefs."

Not only that, you can't even voice your own opinion unless it is in line with church doctrine.

Of the essence you say. What does the school leadership say?

A spokesman for the university, Jeff Fowler, said Majerus' comments were not related to his role at the university."Rick's comments were his own personal view. They were made at an event he did not attend as a university representative," Fowler said. "It was his own personal visit to the rally."

So the school leadership thinks that we have individual rights and beliefs, bully for them.

But to Burke, the same dickhead that said he would deny communion to John Kerry in 2004 for his stand on abortion rights, I say get off of the fucking stage. We don't need your narrow minded, tow the line, self-righteous diatribes on taking "appropriate action" against someone expressing their own belief.

Oh, Burke has also begun a "defrocking" process for a priest that supported and participated in the ordination of two women from the St. Louis area.

So not only does he deny the rights of an individual to speak on their own, he also seems to think that he (the church, for he is the church) can deny someone a right because they are not of the male species. Women have a right to have babies and not much else evidently.


mielikki said...

Wow. Just speechless. Wow.

CamiKaos said...

you can use your f bomb now.

Gunfighter said...

I like your daughter... I like you, too!