Posted On: Tuesday - December 18th 2018 9:20AM MST
In Topics:   Race/Genetics  Bible/Religion  So-called Pope Francis
I'd read an article on VDare a few weeks back, so this post is lagging behind. As is mostly the case for what we document here, the stupidity is widespread over space and time. It's been a while since any discussion about the stupidity of the So-Called Pope "we've" got now. Therefore, it's time for Peak Stupidity to put another verbal beatdown on this Commie Francis, his coterie of Cardinals and Bishops (whichever is higher, I haven't played a game of chess in ages). Notice I put "we've" in quotes, as I'm not a part of that Catholicism crowd, so we can write anything here with no fear of excommunication. (Can a website be excommunicated? That's the kind of stuff these people should be discussing, rather than ...)
VDare writer Eugene Gant IS a practicing Catholic (it does take a lot of practice), and he's pretty uspset about the Papal crowd's deliberate ignorance, and covering up of molestations, of boy parishioners by priests. That story has been around for a many decades, of course, and could be better summed-up by someone more in the know. It's not just these head Catholics' refusal to own up to this, that's got Mr. Gant upset about his church but it's the way they defer all the evil and blame, per A Catholic Layman Wanted His Bishops To Talk About The Lavender Mob—But They Wanted To Talk About “Racism”!.
If you do keep up with the whole sexual-abuse scandal, you may still want to read Mr. Gant's column as, per VDare's usual style, he has many links in his writing to sources (they are left out in our Peak Stupdity excerpts here). I'd read a book or two some years ago about the Middle Ages, one of them specifically about the Catholic Church "management" over those years. Read about the Borgia-era Popes sometime. Orgies, drinking, carrying-on, it was a scene man. The good thing is, any kind of news of bad behavior could take weeks, months, or infinity to get around. We have our eye on these people now. (The so-called Pope would do himself and all of us a favor by not tweeting at least.) Some of those Middle Age Popes do make current Commie Francis look like something of a choir boy in comparison. However, as discussed before here, it's the current guy's submission to PC, Islam, and Globalism that we have a problem with. Eugent Gant writes:
Make no mistake, this crisis is about an adult homosexual conspiracy in the Church. For years, the Main Stream Media peddled the pedophile-priest myth. Catholics believed it and served the interests of the hierarchy. But most of the victims weren’t children. They were teenagers and young men. The revelations about Cardinal Theodore “Uncle Ted” McCarrick and other reports disclosed an ugly truth too secret too long: deviants are in charge, even in Rome. [Man Says Cardinal McCarrick, His ‘Uncle Ted,’ Sexually Abused Him for Years, By Sharon Otterman, NYT, July 19, 2018]Hey, not my problem - I'm not a card-carrying member. It's the sheer hypocrisy that warrents mention here. These top Vatican men are now haranguing their parishoners about their supposed RACISM to deflect attention from all the ugly things going on under (or by) their leadership:
Vatican cops busted a cocaine-fueled homosexual orgy in one of the city-state’s apartments. [ Pope knowingly gave Vatican apartment to gay priest later caught in cocaine-fuelled orgy , by Lisa Bourne, LifeSite, August 29, 2018] Homosexuals such as McCarrick built a network to gain control of the chanceries and even elect a Leftist like Pope Francis. Check out the story of the “St. Gallen Mafia.”[ Leader of St. Gallen ‘mafia’, “Ante-Pope” Martini prepared the way for Francis, by Julia Meloni March 9, 2018]
That’s right. The bishops strapped on armor and sallied forth with a brave statement against racism. What courage to go out on that limb! The vote was 241-3. [Bishops approve pastoral letter against racism, by Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service, November 14, 2018] (I’ve not been able to find out who the dissenters were).Mr. Gant uses both common sense and his Biblical knowledge to refute some of this stupidity out of the Catholic leadership. This follows from the last excerpt, so I've included > 1/3 of the article. We've been better about this copy/paste style over the last year, but here goes anyway:
Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love—A Pastoral Letter Against Racism, from the bishops’ openwideCommittee On Cultural Diversity, flatly and falsely informs the Catholic layman—the same layman some bishop might well have molested—that he is most likely a racist. Don’t worry whether a McCarrick-favored priest might molest your 15-year-old son in the sacristy. That white guy by the baptismal said Trump’s right on the migrants!
Besides telling a minimally-educated Catholic nothing he doesn’t know, the letter conscripts one of the Bible’s primordial stories to impart the bishops’ false message, then peddles claims they know are false. This isn’t a profound letter from thoughtful men educated in theology and philosophy. It’s more like a lazily-assembled hit piece from an intern at the $outhern Poverty Law Center. [Oh, if only! You may have heard of the $outhern Poverty Law Center here before, as right now, lowly Peak Stupidity can only wish we had the attention of an intern at the $outhern Poverty Law Center ... sigh ... Ed.]
Herewith a few choice quotes, followed by commentary to unpack the misleading or outrightly false claimsI guess another piece of Papal Bull will have to come out to answer those tough questions. Notwithstanding the hypocrisy that Mr. Gant covers here, he should understand that the perforative "racist" does not have to be taken as the ultimate in being an evil one. It hardly means squat anymore, and don't sweat the name-calling anyway. I suppose it's hard hearing it from the people who are supposed to be the religious leaders that provide you with advice in following God. At least in Protestant Churches, you can shop around. They have to put up with these guys until the 2nd Coming.Racism arises when—either consciously or unconsciously—a person holds that his or her own race or ethnicity is superior, and therefore judges persons of other races or ethnicities as inferior and unworthy of equal regard. When this conviction or attitude leads individuals or groups to exclude, ridicule, mistreat, or unjustly discriminate against persons on the basis of their race or ethnicity, it is sinful. Racist acts are sinful because they violate justice.What do the bishops mean by “superior,” “inferior” and “unworthy of equal regard?” They don’t say. Part of the fun of growing up Catholic was thinking the Micks in your parish were better, smarter and tougher than the Wops in the parish three blocks over, then beating them in Catholic Youth Organization basketball and stealing their girlfriends to prove it.
But, of course, that’s not what worries the bishops. They mean white and black. Or white and brown.
Good enough. What if I refuse to shop in a certain part of town because blacks predominate and I don’t want to get mugged or murdered? What if I tell my white, 100-pound daughter not to walk to her car in a dark parking lot if she sees five blacks shucking and jiving around it, obviously up to no good. What if I think admitting blacks with low grades to college is a bad idea because they can’t handle the work? Am I a racist?