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News Outlets Failed to Reveal Lesbian Denied Communion at Motherís Funeral is a Buddhist and ...
CatholicVote.org ^ | 7 March 2012 | Thomas Peters

Posted on 03/07/2012 11:54:19 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham

News Outlets Failed to Reveal Lesbian Denied Communion at Mother’s Funeral … is a Buddhist and Gay Rights Activist

I didn’t get involved in the story of a lesbian woman denied communion at her mother’s funeral which the Washington Post plastered across its front page (“Seeking Communion, Finding Rejection“, in the lower right-hand corner) at first but the more I thought about the scenario the more it irked me.

According to Barbara Johnson’s version of events, and the version of events unquestioningly passed on by the mainstream media, she was denied Communion at her own mother’s funeral by a priest who then proceeded to snub her departed mother by refusing to be present at the burial.

~snip~

The internet is an amazing way to answer questions. It didn’t take me long to discover that Barbara Johnson hardly attempts to keep her private life (or views) private.

For instance, she’s published on the question: “Coming Out in the Heteronormative and Homophobic World of Education” (which alone tells you a lot about her world view) where she shares this personal story:

~snip~

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: dc; fathermarcelguarnizo; wuerl
The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - strikes again.

Wuerl and his equally inept staff at the chancery in DC all owe Father Marcel Guarnizo a public apology. However, I won't be holding my breath.

1 posted on 03/07/2012 11:54:23 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Even this Protestant knows better than to try and receive communion at a Roman Catholic church


2 posted on 03/07/2012 11:57:25 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

“Even this Protestant knows better than to try and receive communion at a Roman Catholic church.”

Yes. But the media doesn’t run favorable stories about Protestants, qua Protestants, unless they are Rick Warren or one of the Red Letter bunch. So even if you created an incident, it would disappear unnoticed.

A Bhuddist AND a lesbian, though. That rocks. Bring on the cameras.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 12:03:51 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

your words are all too true


4 posted on 03/07/2012 12:04:53 PM PST by Nifster
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Has the USCCB issued a statement on Buddhism, recently? Maybe it was mentioned in the letter on environmental sustainability. Let me check.

Perhaps there's some wiggle room here..... :-)

5 posted on 03/07/2012 12:06:59 PM PST by marshmallow (.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Since when does Buddhism embrace homosexuality?


6 posted on 03/07/2012 12:08:14 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: A.A. Cunningham

another fake controversy


7 posted on 03/07/2012 12:09:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nifster

my experience is that at weddings and funerals, the priest will give a great deal of leeway during communion. This particular piece of trash told him in advance she was a lesbian, and a practicing one at that. Pretty much left him with no options... yeah, she set this up to further her own gay agenda, using her owm mothers funeral to do it...gay people just go about their business like everyone else, fags have an agenda and use whatever means at their disposal to further it...gay people do not bother me, but i cannot stand fags


8 posted on 03/07/2012 12:14:27 PM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Lying by omission.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 12:14:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: All; A.A. Cunningham

No shame by this woman. Gee I wonder who influenced her.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 12:27:02 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

If she is a Buddhist she should know not to take communion at Mass. Doh!

I’m a Protestant and know that.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 12:48:52 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: A.A. Cunningham

This is a simple matter. If you wish to receive Communion in a particular church, whether it be Roman Catholic or otherwise, then you must abide by the rules of that church. It’s not that difficult.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 1:18:03 PM PST by JesusIsLord
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To: sockmonkey

[ Since when does Buddhism embrace homosexuality? ]

You ever been to a buddish temple and talked to the monks?

Honestly just asking...


13 posted on 03/07/2012 1:26:10 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GeronL

[ another fake controversy ]

Expect More as November approaches.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 1:30:00 PM PST by GraceG
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To: A.A. Cunningham

bookmark


15 posted on 03/07/2012 1:34:04 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

News Outlets Failed to Reveal...the Truth of the situation, as they do so many times.

This is nothing new. We had better learn to stop expecting them to do their jobs. Liberal agendas are all they really care about.

I want the Catholic Church to publicly apologize to Father Marcel for not backing him up when he was doing the absolutely correct thing.

If the Church wonders why the pews are empty, maybe they should buy a clue. The bishops have not been faithful leaders of the flock for quite some time.

Prayers for Father Marcel, for the Church, and all of us.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 2:28:55 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Geez. (Holding head in hands.)


17 posted on 03/07/2012 3:55:50 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Honest to God.)
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To: GraceG
You ever been to a buddish temple and talked to the monks?

According to Buddhist teaching, Buddhist Monks are called to Celibacy.

And, No, I've never been to a buddhist temple.

18 posted on 03/07/2012 7:09:00 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Go figure. As a Baptist, and former Catholic, I did not attempt to take Communion. Of course, the purpose of the gathering was to praise God and honor my Mother. It sounds like this demoniac wanted to desecrate the rite.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 7:14:07 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; VinceASA; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; ...
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20 posted on 03/07/2012 7:18:43 PM PST by narses
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To: Nifster

But your case is different — there are theological differences over what the host actually represents, but I would assume that as a conservative Christian you have repented of your sins before communing with the Lord. This lady’s case is different — she’s an unrepentant, even shrill sinner (a gay activist). We believe that to recieve communion when she is in a state of sin is in fact bad for her (to put it mildly).


21 posted on 03/07/2012 7:48:03 PM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: joe fonebone; Nifster
This particular piece of trash told him in advance she was a lesbian, and a practicing one at that. Pretty much left him with no options... yeah, she set this up to further her own gay agenda, using her owm mothers funeral to do it.

eggsactly...

22 posted on 03/07/2012 7:50:05 PM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: GraceG; sockmonkey; reaganaut
Buddhism technically does not say anything for or against homosexuality or indeed sexual misconduct. Buddhism arises out of dharmic religion where the moral code is what you do unto others affects your karma.

So technically speaking in all the dharmic religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism etc. homosexuality as long as it's not forced is inconsequential to your karma. HOWEVER, Buddhism arising out of Jainism which itself (imho) arose out of the rishi period (of ascetics) emphasises that sexual relations or any other relationships traps you to this world (that's where George Lucas got his idea for Jedis not to form "attachments"!), so are to be avoided.

23 posted on 03/07/2012 7:56:32 PM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: Cronos

Excellent answer. I know that many Jodo Shinshu accept Jesus as a Buddha as well. These are not necessarily conflicting viewpoints in the progression towards the pure land where suffering ends, and compassion reigns.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 9:34:25 PM PST by glock rocks (optimist , pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: joe fonebone

some folks are just trash no matter what label they want to claim....


25 posted on 03/07/2012 10:21:33 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Cronos

And I wouldn’t disagree with your evaluation. I respect other’s right to the theology of their church (even when it is not my own) enough to not try to participate. This woman was just a jerk trying to use a her own mother’s funeral for a political point. That is appalling


26 posted on 03/07/2012 10:27:21 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster
well, we would welcome you to participate in our prayers and we would hope to be welcomed to pray with you, but we do have theological differences over what the host actually is, so we need to opt out of that (and you opt out of it with us), but the rest we can share

This woman seemed to just have the intention of making a scene..

27 posted on 03/08/2012 12:42:40 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: glock rocks
well, no, that is conflicting. Dharmic religion roots from the idea of a cycle of lives and doing "good" so that your next life is better, more powerful.

Jainism took that to the next level to escape this existence and to reach a higher state (ascending as in Star Gate), but in the ascended state as Adinaths one loses all touch with lower existence and it's ways. In effect one loses one's individuality.

Buddhism, which borrowed from Jainism imho (but I'm no expert) simplified this as nirvana meaning oblivion. I speak of Theravada Buddhism solely -- I don't know enough of Zen or indeed much of the later Mahayana to comment

28 posted on 03/08/2012 2:08:53 AM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; ..
I, for one, am tired of activists such as Barbara Johnson. A woman who used the very death of her mother for a political, anti-Catholic purpose. A woman who ran to the media with her story and an agenda while failing, for instance, to reveal that she no longer considers herself Catholic and evidently knows that this could pose a problem for her.

Ditto!

29 posted on 03/08/2012 4:59:35 AM PST by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I was thinking the same thing. They were way too quick to chastise a priest for doing exactly what he is supposed to do. She was the one that purposely caused a scandal by going up to receive the Eucharist when she knew damned well that she shouldn’t. They do indeed owe him a public apology. But I won’t be holding my breath either.


30 posted on 03/08/2012 5:04:27 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Cronos

And you would be welcomed....


31 posted on 03/08/2012 5:09:57 AM PST by Nifster
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