I'm what is commonly referred to as a "fallen-away Catholic." I haven't been to church in years. For me, it was really the child sex-abuse scandal. I had close friends and relatives who were abused by priests. While I wasn't abused, two of the priests I grew up with are doing long prison sentences for abusing pubescent boys. Another was openly gay and preached to the congregation about how homosexual acts weren't sinful.
The tepid response of the Church hierarchy is what finally made me close the door. If the hierarchy were at all sincere about repenting of their horrible crimes against the faithful, all of the higher-ups, from Pope on down, would have resigned, they would have forced all homosexual priests (celibate or not) to be laicized and they would have instituted marriage for all new ordinations (with some exceptions for the monastic orders). But that's not what they did. It means that they're the hierarchy are members of the Lavender Mafia. The current Pope is obviously gay (I'm sure he's celibate, but he's clearly gay, just listen to him.
Anyway, it was really the collapse of pillar institutions like the Catholic Church that caused the current rot. All of us - Catholic or not - were betrayed by the homosexual Catholic clergy. They, perhaps more than any others, are the cause of the current moral rot.
And the laity tolerated it, participated in it.
All Americans, and Catholic Americans in particular, richly deserve the chastisement that is coming.
Could I be justly accused of a lack of Christian charity for indulging in a secret enjoyment of their suffering? I think not. I for one am looking forward to watching my fellow Americans suffer for this decision. This is gonna be fun.
So... how you feel about public schools and Hollypedowood?
The Catholic Church is the One True Church, and I’m still responsible for receiving the sacraments. I just won’t fund their business anymore; I can morally justify withholding donations that in the past funded programs the Church performed that have now been absorbed by the state.
Homosexuality has nothing to do with my issues in terms of the election; it is a separate demon they must deal with. I won’t fund their settlements anymore...