Sunday, November 06, 2005
Ken Schram: An Honorary Extreme Catholic
After a Wenatchee police officer proclaimed that wearing rosary beads around one's neck could be a sign of gang activity, school administrators decided to just up and ban rosaries.Officials at Lake Chelan School District banned the wearing of rosaries (AP story)
He's a real stupid is as stupid does moment:
"I could tell these kids werenít gang members, but I had to draw the line the same," he said. "I canít say yours are OK, but his are gang-related."This might be a clue that this sort of ban is unworkable.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 8:35 PM Permalink
Gay (Episcopalian) bishop attacks Catholic stand : BBC
The first openly gay Anglican bishop, Gene Robinson, has called for the Roman Catholic church's attitude to homosexuals to be confronted.What the Catholic Church has been doing for centuries, namely excluding men who cannot make a commitment to live chaste lives, is violence that needs to be confronted, then the Catholic Church has been threatened.
Robison is in his denomination a leader of 16,000 Christians according to his web site. Did he just call them to jihad against the Catholic Church?
Psychologically, it seems an odd projection to call the insistence upon chastity to be vile. Since 81 percent of the child and young adult sexual abuse was homosexual and the incidents of sexual misconduct by clergy with adults were also overwhelmingly homsexual, it might be a good beginning of the end.(see this summary of the John Jay study)
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 6:44 PM Permalink