Now hypocrites rip Catholic Church for being right By Joe Fitzgerald Boston Herald Columnist
Monday, March 20, 2006 Isn't it odd that those who've long clamored for the church to be separated from the state now claim to be offended when the former refuses to be governed by the latter?
Hypocrisy is nothing new to this crowd, but surely this takes the cake.
They better batton down their hatches too - - because just a tad up the road is a huge fight over our hospitals...and if it turns out the same way, all the reprobates will be frothing at the mouth.
No one is more heartbroken over the disgrace that rocked this archdiocese than those priests who had nothing to do with it, faithful servants who now labor in a climate of suspicion and hostility, hoping, one day at a time, to get beyond this crippling moment.
There are, however, those who very clearly want the moment to last, believing it's finally given them the upper hand over a church whose admonitions they resisted long before they ever heard of Father Porter or Father Geoghan.
What must they be thinking now that they all see their hijack backfire?
So their continuing ad hominem attacks are worse than disingenuous; they're dishonest.
But it's sure a great way to get attention in this town.
A few weeks ago, at the same time seven members of the board of Catholic Charities quit to protest the gay adoption ban, more than 5,000 Catholic men and 3,000 Catholic women attended downtown conventions to celebrate and reaffirm their faith.
Guess who got the headlines?
These self-styled martyrs argued the church was alienating segments of the population, implying a better theology would be to declare nothing is forbidden, everything's OK, and if it feels good you ought to be able do it.
"I have often wondered," Ronald Reagan once quipped, "what the Ten Commandments would look like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."
That's exactly what we're seeing now, with malcontents, rabble-rousers and political opportunists all collaborating on what THEY think Scripture should have said.
It's like watching social anarchists pervert the Constitution to a point where they'd have you believe the Founding Fathers had nude dancing and flag-burning on their minds when they fashioned the First Amendment.
Or that a "race" can evolve according to what kind of sexual techniques one drums up on their mattresses.
I've often wondered what was next...Federally protected race generated by people who prefer to use blow up dollies?
Who's to say they should be left out of the constitution. Shouldn't they be entitled to insurance and children?
So what we're seeing is the church telling the state to scram. Talk about a role reversal.
Incidently, anyone notice the silence from Menino on the whole debacle?