Skip to comments.Irish Bishop investigated for ‘hate crime’ for upsetting humanist in homily
Posted on 02/03/2012 7:00:12 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
LETTERKENNY, Ireland Arguing that the Catholic Church in Ireland is under attack from aggressive secularism constitutes a hate crime, according to a formal complaint made to Irish police.
John Colgan, called a leading humanist by the Irish Independent, told police this week that Bishop Philip Boyce of the Raphoe diocese in northwestern Ireland was guilty of incitement to hatred against secularists when the latter said in a sermon last August that the Church was being attacked from the outside by the arrows of a secular and godless culture.
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from the country that almost nominated a pederast for President?
All you have to do to win any argument is claim that anything that comes out of your opponent's mouth is a hate crime!
Game. Set. Match.
What was this ‘humanist’ doing in the congregation in the first place ???
He was free to leave — nobody was holding a gun to his head and making him stay.
As Deborah would say to Raymond ... Idiots.
GeronL: “...from the country that almost nominated a pederast for President?”
One of the candidates being considered by the major party last year, when the oppo party failed to produce a candidate was a guy who believes in legalizing sex with kids. Of course he wasn’t chosen.
I saw nothing in the article to suggest that John Colgan was in the attendance when the Bishop gave his sermon.
I think that it is more likely that the secular humanist is a warrior against God who intends to use the law against the Catholic Church in Ireland.
As it states in the article the text of the sermon is available on-line. I suspect that this man reads every sermon given by the Bishops of Ireland and sifts them for potentially controversial statements.
This man has chosen a few statements out of a sermon and fashioned weapon he hopes will bring down a well loved Bishop. If he can bring down a bishop he will have achieved hero status among the rabid atheist in the world.
“We’re not oppressing you, and we’ll put you in jail if you say we are.”
And here we have the REAL purpose of “hate speech” crimes. It is the control and /or elimination of free speech.
So every church leader should give the exact same sermon and Christians should stand on the street corners saying the “offensive” words until this attack is stopped. Let the humanists arrest all the Christians in Ireland. They can only win if Christians premit them to pick off and isolate targeted individuals.
If he is a secularist, what was he doing in the church? Obviously, he was there to stir up trouble, and not looking for salvation. Fail.
My first thought exactly.
Muslim: “We’re not murderers! We’ll kill you if you say that!”
Secularist: “We’re not persecutors! We’ll arrest and imprison you if you say that!”