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Friday, December 23, 2011

Chicago Cardinal Francis George Compares Gay Rights Groups to KKK

During an interview on the subject of concerns Chicago's annual public "pride" parade that primarily promotes lifestyles of gay and lesbians would interrupt morning Mass at a church, Chicago Cardinal Francis George compared the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

He said the gay rights movement might "morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism."

The Catholic Church has supported a constitutional amendment to protect marriage as defined between an a man and a woman and strongly opposes gay marriage, social acceptance of homosexuality, same-sex civil unions, but also says that "homosexual persons deserve respect, justice and pastoral care."

The "pride" parade is attended by many Chicago politicians, such as Illinois So-Called Attorney General Lisa Madigan (pictured above with Aurora Party Girl Alderman Stephanie Kifowit).

Madigan has strongly supported civil unions, gay marriage and with your taxdollars and using her official capacity, recently battled Catholic Charities to try and force them to provide foster care and adoption services to same-sex couples, alleging discrimination based upon "sexual orientation."

Catholic Charities said there are multiple agencies that offer similar services, but they should not be forced to put children into a homosexual lifestyle and sued Lisa Madigan for false discrimination.  When the legislature failed to make an amendment to allow them to lawfully refer them to other agencies, they shut down all adoptions, resulting in less services and a loss of jobs.

When asked if organizations that assist gay and lesbians should be forced to provide the same services to everyone else and if she is discriminating against people's right to practice their religious beliefs, Madigan had no comment.


Anonymous said...

wow, that photo speaks volumes about them!

Anonymous said...

Well Lisa has been known to munch a carpet or two and Kifowit is well known to put out for campaign favors, so I suspect bit of carpet kitten action going on.

Anonymous said...

The Catholic church could still be providing all those same services right now -- but not w/ state contracts. They CHOSE to close down those services because it's not worth it to them to do it using their OWN money. The Catholic church has plenty of money to serve people w/o the states' money (heck, they probably have as much or more than the state). Suppose the state authorized contracts to organizations that refused to adopt to Catholic couples? How would the Catholics feel about THAT?

Anonymous said...

Here's a little history lesson:

The Ku Klux Klan was originally founded as a reactionary organization protesting not only equal rights for Blacks, but also Jews and CATHOLICS. Catholics were stereotyped as Pope-worshiping, non-Christian foreigners. In the late 1800's, an entire political party (the Know-Nothings) was organized around anti-Catholic sentiment. In the early 20th century, the KKK was suspected in the burning of several Chicago-area Catholic churches, including Saints Peter & Paul in Naperville.

Cardinal George could have been referencing the KKK because of their anti-Catholicism, not their racism.