Skip to comments.Rainbow Sash Member to Disrupt Masses Across United States, Again
Posted on 05/27/2007 9:32:08 AM PDT by wagglebee
CHICAGO, May 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM), the group of homosexual activists that self-describes itself as Catholic despite its open stance against significant moral teachings of the Church, announced today that they will again be challenging the Catholic Church's hierarchy this upcoming Pentecost Sunday, May 27.
RSM members wear a 2-inch wide ribbon of rainbow colors across their shoulders (a symbol of the modern homosexual movement). They then present themselves to receive communion in Cathedrals and parishes across the nation in protest against the Catholic teaching that those who publicly and stubbornly persist in living in serious sin, or in promoting heretical teachings, may, and should be denied Communion by the minister of Communion.
The Sash movement uses a distorted interpretation of Church teaching on conscience that has been repeatedly refuted. "Out of fear and their own homophobia," said Joe Murray, US Convener for the RSM in a press release, "Church officials have chosen to go against their own teaching, that individual conscience is paramount in guiding the individual to spirituality. These ill-advised bishops cannot possibly know our hearts when they deny us communion. They are desecrating the Holy Eucharist by making it a weapon of division and exclusion.
The Vatican, however, has in the past affirmed those priests, bishops and ministers of the Eucharist who have refused Rainbow Sash members Communion. In 2005 the Secretary for Cardinal Arinze, one of the highest ranking Vatican officials, wrote on the Cardinals behalf that Rainbow Sash wearers are showing their opposition to Church teaching on a major issue of natural law and so disqualify themselves from being given Holy Communion.
In 2006 the Cardinal again restated this teaching in an interview on EWTN, when he said, "These rainbow sash people, are really saying, 'We are homosexuals, we intend to remain so and we want to receive Holy Communion.'"
"The Catechism of the Catholic Church says it is not condemning a person for having homosexual tendency. We don't condemn anybody for that. But a person stands condemned for acting on it."
As far as U.S. bishops are concerned, on June 6, 2004, Francis Cardinal George, archbishop of Chicago, issued a statement that persons using the Mass as a stage for anti-Catholic protests would not be allowed to receive Holy Communion. The Cardinal wrote, The policy of the U.S. Bishops conference, a policy I did not invent, was to refuse Communion to anyone who used its reception as an occasion to protest against the Churchs teaching.
In the past, Masses where Rainbow Sash members have attempted to receive Communion have descended into chaos, with members snatching the Eucharist for themselves, or with other laymen taking matters into their own hands and distributing Communion fragments to sash wearers.
See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Rainbow Sashers Call for Day of Protest on Pentecost, Call Pope Benedict a Homophobe and Liar
Homosexual Activists Again Vow to Disrupt Catholic Masses on Pentecost
Homosexual Activists Disturb Masses, Some Denied Communion, Some Steal It Anyway
Cardinal Pell on primacy of conscience
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You know, every aspect of the Christian religion is just becoming a “feel-good” movement. In other words, we’re only allowed to teach love and acceptance. The minute we start talking about a few of the rules involved in such a faith, everyone gets up in arms. What these jerks are basically saying is “We want to go against the teachings of the Church and still be accepted as full members.” With all due respect, kiss off.
Don’t ever believe that gays are born not made. Only childhood molestation sufferers could grow up so sick and hateful.
You are, unfortunately, 100% correct. And in this case, the only solution is for the Pope to come down really hard on the bishops and make them enforce Church teaching.
Gee,I was always taught that it was Christ who very clearly spelled out what was truth and what was falsehood and that "conscience" comes from His precise teachings. What these clowns are describing is some form of hippy commune democracy.
Yes, we do know, by your actions, fool! Your ACTIONS show where your heart is! And, you don't like what the Catholic Church does, go start your own church. This IS America, in case you hadn't noticed. You CAN do that, you know.
A Harry Hay inspired ‘Sash Bash’.
Why do I suspect they’d be unhappy having, say, a RKBA rally celebrating the right to open carry in front of a gay club?
It is a spirit world level issue.
Overview of Harry Hay's StonewallVets/NAMBLA group:
Harry Hay's Obituary:
Transcript of the documentary on the Stonewall Inn:
Was he a friend of Roody?
Looks like Larry King’s fudgepacker twin.
OMG!! These homo activists and their minions are dancing on the trapdoors of hell
Yes. Rudi Gernreich was a cofounder with Harry Hay.
In addition to Rudy Giuliani being a member of this group:
Rudy Giuliani also honored Rudi Gernreich in Times Square:
In Times Square, NYC’s Greatest Fashion Show on Earth
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The Rainbow Sash Movement is the political activism movement of the Radical Faeries
More on the Radical Faeries:
Rainbow Sash is the group that gets contacted for a ‘Code Pink’. That is a flash mob request or an activism request.
Rainbow Sash is the group that deploys the ‘Code Pink’.
Whattttt???? Has this person EVER read the book of Romans. There the Apostle Paul says the exact opposite. Left to our individual consciences our "degrading passions" will take us on a long ugly road of degredation which leads to hell. Interesting that Paul points out in VERY strong and specific terms that one of the stops on this road is the practice of homosexuality.
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