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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Catholics Bishops attack Girl Scouts

And no, it's not a headline from the Onion although in a saner world it would be.  They're investigating the Girl Scouts for among other things, supporting abortion, supporting the "homosexual agenda" and partnering with Planned Parenthood.  There is scant evidence to support any of these charges other than guilt by co-incidental association.  The Planned Parenthood charge, for example stems from a United Nations event the Girl Scouts attended.  At the same event Planned Parenthood brochures were handed out.  No one expected the Spanish Inquisition but we know have the 21st Century version.

The Bishops are racking up quite a record this year.  The House held a hearing about insurance covering contraceptives and the Bishops were invited to give testimony. Famously Sandra Fluke, nor any other woman was invited to give testimony at the GOP led hearing.  That ended well for everyone concerned.

Then they viciously attacked Nuns for caring to much about social justice and not enough time fighting abortion and gay marriage.

The Catholic Church are also exploring new ways to fight sexual abuse suits by filing lawsuits against organizations supporting victims of pedophile priests as well as forcing every victim to fight lawsuits one by ono instead of  paying out large lump sum settlements. 

Bill Donohue, that miserable excuse for a human being and also Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights said,

He said bishops were also rethinking their approach of paying large settlements to groups of victims. “The church has been too quick to write a check, and I think they’ve realized it would be a lot less expensive in the long run if we fought them one by one,” 
They would have racked up a perfect 100% record for vile ignorance but for one blemish.  The criticized Paul Ryan's GOP House budget for failing to meet certain “moral criteria” by disproportionately cutting programs that “serve poor and vulnerable people.”  This is the same budget that Ryan claimed was influenced by his strong Catholic faith.   You're really got to push the envelope of decency to piss off the Bishops.  Ryan managed that.  Never fear, it was back to the regular program scheduling for the Bishops, attacking nuns, Girl Scouts, covering up sexual conduct and the like.

Bear in mind that while the Bishops oppose Catholic institutions covering contraceptive coverage for women even when medically needed, they have no problem covering Viagra prescriptions.  You just never know when a priest might have to rise to the occasion at the sight of an innocent altar boy.

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