Friday, October 19, 2007

Shooting the Messenger: The Chronicle, The Catholic Church, and Gay Militants

On October 6th, two members of the gay militant group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence entered mass at Most Holy Redeemer Church and took communion. Dressed in drag with full face paint their goal was to no doubt mock the proceedings. They even went so far as to film their deeds. This was not only a sacreligious act but an act of vandalism and trespassing. If this had been done in a mosque or a synagogue, the media attention would have been overwhelming.
Since it was done in a church, the only media attention was from Bill O'Reilly of the O'Reilly Factor
Another outrage in San Francisco and this one is very hard to believe. As you may know, San Francisco is run by far left secular-progressives who despise the military, traditional values and religion. Not everybody in San Francisco feels that way, but certainly the power structure does. Time and again, we have brought you stories of outrageous behavior on the part of militant people living in that city.
Now, things have reached critical mass, no pun intended. Last Sunday, at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Archbishop George Niederauer was celebrating mass. As part of that ritual, holy communion is given to Catholics by the celebrants. Two gay militants in bizarre dress took communion from the archbishop in an attempt to mock the mass and the man. — The people who did this are members of a militant homosexual group that runs around San Francisco dressed as nuns.
All city officials are aware of the group because in the past they have publicly demeaned Christianity. The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, has refused to comment.
The District Attorney, Kamala Harris, says she is waiting for a complaint to be filed.
The Catholic Church says it will do its own investigation and doesn't want the police involved at this point. The archbishop has apologized, saying he's embarrassed and sorry he gave communion to people committing sacrilege.
But it really is not the archbishop's fault. — He is an elderly man who was taken by surprise. The fault here lies with the leadership of San Francisco. Mayor Newsom has consistently avoided criticizing behavior that is harmful.
Anyone that watched any of the reporting by O'Reilly knows there was genuine rage at this act. The rest of the media was in total blackout however. In fact, the local paper, The San Francisco Chronicle, didn't say a word until ten days later (no doubt under the pressure that O'Reilly was creating) when they finally wrote this.
It was a typical Sunday Mass until two men in heavy makeup and nuns' habits received Holy Communion from San Francisco's top Catholic official.
On Oct. 7, Archbishop George Niederauer delivered the Eucharist to members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - an activist group whose motto is "go forth and sin some more" - prompting cries of outrage from conservatives across the country and Catholics in San Francisco.
In response to a request for comment, Niederauer released a letter of apology addressed to "Catholics of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and to Catholics at large" in which he said he did not realize his mistake until after the Mass at Most Holy Redeemer Church in the Castro district.
In fact, the story was largely uncritical of the militants who intruded upon mass in order to mock and ridicule the proceedings. The Chronicle really only had any strong criticism for one person, Bill O'Reilly, as they quoted their mayor, Gavin Newsom.
"This debate really is about San Francisco values. The Bill O'Reillys of the world are threatened by San Francisco because we value diversity, universal health care and civil rights for all. They will exploit any controversy to attack our values."

SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: Should we give up our weaponry? Should we give up
our war, our tools of war?

You know that's a very complicated question, but I would say, if you forced me to answer, I would say, yes, we should...


CO-HOST: Let me ask you a question, Gerardo. This is Alan in New York.

SANDOVAL: Hey, Alan.

COLMES: Should we not have a
SANDOVAL: I don't think we should have a military.

At the same time, tax payer money goes to support a gay street fair which used a poster to mock the Last Supper. Their homeless problem is out of control. Medical marijuana is available to anyone with any imagination. Now, we have gay militants mocking the Catholic Church. The media refuses to cover it, and the mayor attacks the one messenger that is covering it.
Damn right, Mayor Newsom, this is about San Francisco values, however to most of us, with sense, that is not meant as a positive.
In fact, folks anyone that wants to know what George Soros social vision would look like need only go look at San Francisco for direction.

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