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Catholic church bulletins: Will tell you when Advent begins, where civil rights end

by Jeremy Hooper

We saw it in Maine. We're currently seeing it in Washington, D.C. Now New Jersey has become the latest state where local Catholic church bulletins are being used to oppose gays' civil -- CIVIL, CIVIL, did I mention CIVILl?! -- rights.

This from the Sacred Heart Parish's weekly bulletin:

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Nov 29 [Sacred Heart Parish]

Wow, information sheets are available at the church doors? We remember when you used to go there for handshakes, blessings, good vibes, and quick exits to the nearest Denny's, not roadmaps for destroying LGBT people's peace. Heck, when we were lil' gay kids, the biggest threat we knowingly faced at the church doors was that one elderly congregant's reliably stank morning breath. It's a shame that modern dykey tykes have to sit through an entire service, and THEN face further self esteem degradation on the way out the door!

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All I can say is TAX THE BASTARDS! Religion and Civil Rights do NOT mix!!! Think of the money we could then add to the tax coffers.

Posted by: tom2600 | Nov 30, 2009 11:48:47 AM

Here is facebook group for revocation of Tax Exempt status from Churches engaging in infringement activities. http://tinyurl.com/ygfeejd
Revocation of tax-exempt status from churches engaging in political action.
So far with 114,055 fans... JOIN.

Posted by: LOrion | Nov 30, 2009 12:20:39 PM

We can't even get ENDA or DADT repeal up for a vote in Congress, does anyone REALLY think that revoking tax-exempt status for these churches is going to go anywhere? C'mon. I share the anger and frustration but we need to keep plugging away on pushing for our rights and not turn our attention to this kind of emotionally-satisfying-but-ultimately-pointless distractions.

Posted by: John | Nov 30, 2009 12:41:41 PM

Ain't nothing sacred about their hearts. Same sex marriage is their boogieman to distract the world from their crimes of child sexual abuse, this world wide ring of pedophiles.

Posted by: John Ozed | Nov 30, 2009 1:53:36 PM

For any practicing Catholics out there that disagree with this misuse of bulletins, I recommend a little in church activism. Take up the age old custom of cutting out of mass early by casually strolling for the exit right after taking communion. Now, instead of just leaving, pick up every single one of these information sheets.

Posted by: Patrick | Nov 30, 2009 3:16:51 PM

You make remember back when the Catholic church weighed in against divorce reform, or legalization of condoms in Connecticut, or even interracial marriage? Seems like they have always been on the wrong side of history. I'm just glad I wasn't raised Catholic and had to get over their problems with my gay identity. How can they constantly be wrong on matters like this? Ask Galileo. Does the sun revolve around the earth? GAG. Every time I see the Pope and the cardinals dressed in drag, I want to throw up.

Posted by: Larry | Nov 30, 2009 3:27:13 PM

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