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Remember when Bishops found 'good sermon' to be enough of a thank you?

by Jeremy Hooper

There is something wrong with America when a faith-based organization who bankrolled a campaign to rollback legislatively enacted CIVIL rights includes a line like this in their post-election political press release:

Bishop Richard Malone of the Diocese of Portland provided invaluable leadership, inspiring not only the Catholic faithful, but voters across denominational lines.
WE DID IT! [National Organization For Marriage e-blast]

Ya know, because that is totally what Bishops should be doing: Collecting accolades from PACs and assorted pundits for their role in influencing this church/state-separated nation's laws. Oh, and not to mention the whole casting stones at your neighbor thing. So thoroughly Bishop-y, that concept!

Oh well, I need to run. I have an appointment to meet with my local rabbi to brainstorm ways we can outlaw the production of ham, then I'm stopping by Tom Cruise's place to see if maybe I can get some Scientologists to put an anti-psychiatry referendum on the ballot. Who's with me?

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I commend your strength, Jeremy. I really do. I can't look at NOM or Stand for Marriage Maine right now. I know this sucks and I know I will pick up the pieces and fight on but losing sucks so much.

Posted by: Sam | Nov 4, 2009 2:17:57 PM

The more I read today the more I just want to puke.

The NOMs, FRCs, MFPCs, etc. actually think they've "won" something. But they've really won absolutely nothing. They HAVE hurt thousands of people for no particular reason other than "because they can". What kind of a human would do this to a fellow human and then be proud of it? Their hateful self-righteous arrogance would be shocking if it wasn't the long time trademark of these bottom-feeders.

Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow. Some good news from the Main Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices about NOM might help.

Posted by: dave b | Nov 4, 2009 3:32:23 PM

Thank you for your last paragraph. A rare chance to smile today. Scowling? Not a problem.

Posted by: John Ozed | Nov 4, 2009 9:23:41 PM

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