Skip to comments.Andrew Greeley: Evangelical Mobs to Burn Books if McCain Wins
Posted on 09/18/2008 5:21:39 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
Get the scene. The McCain/Palin ticket wins in November and soon afterwards mobs of wild eyed bible-toting evangelicals will burn stacks of books in giant bonfires. Sound ridiculous? Well, that is exactly what Andrew Greeley is laughably claiming in his latest Chicago Sun-Times column ominously titled, "Next Chapter for radical right: Burn books." Years ago, Greeley sounded somewhat sane but lately he has gone off the deep end such as his claim in June that it is racist not to vote for Obama. Greeley's latest sanity-challenged screed presents a bleak future of crazed book-burning evangelicals taking over the country. Try not to laugh too hard as you read Greeley's rantings (emphasis mine):
Let's fill some trucks with books, drive them downtown and burn them in front of the Chicago Public Library. Let's drive other trucks to the regional libraries and burn them, too . . . I mean the books, not the libraries, though libraries are the source of the problem. If it weren't for the libraries, it would be hard for innocent young people to be corrupted by the filth pouring out of the country's printers.
Instead of burning books or libraries, perhaps we ought to start smashing printing presses. They have served as tools of sin and the devil since Herr Gutenberg invented them.
When the radical evangelicals take over the White House, lists of books that one shouldn't read or in fact are forbidden to read will spread around the country like wildfire, you should excuse the expression. Unless a much tighter control is imposed on distribution of books, the morals of the country will continue to deteriorate, which will in turn weaken us in the long war on terror.
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McCain’s the liberal Republican that the evangelicals don’t like, remember Andrew? None of your base voters are going to buy such nonsense - your media pals have spent too many years praising McCain as a “maverick” with the conscience that GWB supposedly didn’t have. That image can’t be unmade quickly enough with such preposterous imagery as you have used. ;)
These nuts have no problem with censorship and intimidation from the left, of course.
Well, maybe it could be.
This Andrew Greeley deserves to have his books burned.
What’s with Chicago that they have so many hippy priests?
I generally refrain from criticizing priests, but to me, Andrew Greeley is a compelling argument for the proposition that the grace of ordination is not a sure defense against either error or hubris. In fact, if the priest in question is hubristic enough, the error can become embarrassing.
and we orthodox jews for mcCain will bake matzos with the blood of babies
You grew up.
Quick round up and imprison all the Evangelicals in order to protect all your first amendment rights!
I’m pretty sure he’s certifiable.
Recall the recent squibs about racism in America as the reason Obama is falling behind? Did you think it was an effort to rationalize an Obama loss in November? Think the UN report on racism in the U.S., to come out in late October, is a coincidence?
Ha, Fat Chance!
It’s preparatory to setting the stage for a threat: Either you vote for Obama or there will be race riots like you’ve never seen.
All those undecideds, wafflers, don’t care voters will flock to vote Obama just to avoid Racial Conflict.
Part of the Plouffe Strategy.
So now we add Andrew Greeley to the list of celebrity mouthpieces calling Americans racist if Obama looses the election? Anyone got a score card out there? Or at least a tally sheet.
The bishops have the gaul to excommunicate 5 harmless women who think they are priests yet are irrelevant to almost all that is sacred...but they let this vile heretic...this master of deception turned idiot...remain a priest in good standing...go figure.
Sounds yummy, personally I wonder how the man knew that “we” Evangelicals were going to head to Chicagoland and burn books?
I guess that boradcast email thingy didn’t work out to well..
Sarcasm of course, it amazes me that any large city newspaper stays in business, this is pure bigotry on the printed page.
Bishops who don’t exercise discipline.
I love it when these guys lose control.
Good summary. He’s been embarassing for as long as I’ve been aware of him ... at least 25 years.
For the record, I think people should be allowed to burn books, as long as they paid for the books themselves and follow relevant environmental-quality and safety regulations. Maybe I’ll pick up some of Andrew Greeley’s for .25 each at the next library rummage sale and let my sons torch them in the barbecue pit at church.
I think the right have much more to fear from the left who have been so hateful this election including talking about putting us in prison.
Kool-Aide too weak. I think their snorting cow-pies!
Good idea, especially if your church needs to save money on heating. Sad part is the books probably don't burn very hot, despite their contents.
Greeley should have been defrocked years ago.
Huh? Since when has anyone had a book burning in the U.S.? Is the guy projecting?
Leftists ban more books than Evangelicals.
Most examples of book burning (ie denying adults to right to read what they want) lately have come from the left.
The only restriction in access almost all conservatives I know want is to have our children read age appropriate books.
Isn’t Andrew Greeley the ex-priest who wrote some trashy romance novels?
...and the sky is going to fall too. So there!
another Chicken Little “the sky is falling! the sky is falling!” This nutcase had nothing to do with being evangelical, this is one of Satan’s “zitheads”
Andrew Greeley the failed priest who wrote some trashy anti-Catholic novels.
Yep...Burn Greeley’s books first
My personal quest is to get some hungry lions and feed them PETA members, with an atheist thrown in every now and then for a change in diet.
After hog-tying Andrew Greeley, and throwing him on top of the pyre to roast.
What libtards never seem to realize, is that choosing not to stock certain books in a public library is not necessarily censorship. Books cost money. Budgets are limited. Any book chosen necessarily means another is excluded. Choosing to stock “To Kill a Mockingbird” instead of “Daddy does Suzie” is not censorship.
Why hasn’t the archdiocese defrocked and excommunicated ‘em?
Let’s fill some trucks with books, drive them downtown and burn them in front of the Chicago Public Library. Let’s drive other trucks to the regional libraries and burn them, too
Whatever. Trash is trash.
You are correct. Ordination doesn’t make someone “impeccable”, that is, unable to sin. Only liberalism does that :0)
And that only happens because liberalism defines sin to be that which I do not do to actualize myself. In the world of liberals, you're either all you ever wanted to be or you're a disappointment.
I think I knew you were from these parts. I’m at St. Luke’s in Mint Hill. Unfortunately, the barbecue pit is way off at the picnic shelter. We just wear coats to Mass during the winter!
Drivel and filth. Drooly filth? Filthy drivel?
From what I’m hearing you might want to get a nice warm one. Might be cold this winter.
I have a heavy alpaca shawl that I wove myself :-). However, I’m not sure I’ll be able to lead the Spanish choir while wearing a wool scarf over my ears!
We are looking at a hard winter, I hear. I need to get my Boy Scouts to work on an emergency survival plan.
No way to surreptiously slip them on and off just before the hymns? Anyway, I looked your church up and the ministry looks quite expansive. It suggests a large congregation. But, of course, large in number does not imply large in tithe. I would hope for you that your folk give generously but in our church, that has dwindled to a veritable trickle.
We have around 1,200 registered families. I’m not sure what that comes to in individual count - my family is 10, but many are smaller :-). And I could un-bundle before I sing, or keep a cup of hot tea by my feet.
Our collection is pretty good, it keeps up with the bills, but the main building doesn’t lend itself to comfortable heating. High roof. We have the current land and building paid off, and a growing fund for new construction. However, we’re expecting to have to move because of a mall going up across the street and environmental restrictions on *our* building. (Not the mall building, of course ... this is North Carolina.)
It’s crowded, but cheerful and lots of fun - sort of like my house!
I hear you. I tried to found a mission here in my adopted home town but couldn’t find a building available that was far enough away from the non-religious buildings to permit the landlord to rent to us. We ended up meeting in my garage. Then my pastor simply pulled the plug.
And do what if Obama wins? Shove their heads up their asses even further?
I should hope so. Let’s use pseudo priest Greeley’s poorly written attempts at fiction for starters. Writing that bad deserves to be burned.