Skip to comments.ESPN to Manny Pacquiao: Stop Defending 'Cruel, Untrue' Catholic Church
Posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:50 AM PDT by marshmallow
ESPN's Grantland website jumped on the bash Manny Pacquiao bandwagon on Thursday by giving a platform to a homosexual activist, who predictably trashed the Catholic Church as she took the Filipino boxing sensation to task for defending traditional marriage.
Writer Laurel Fantauzzo ripped the "the Church's cruel, untrue dictates about me," and promised if he didn't "evolve" like President Obama, "I'll simply have to sigh wearily and turn away from you, the way I've turned away from all of the idiotic bigots I've come across in my life, carrying a cross or a heavy book or a Constitution."
In her post, "An Open Letter to Manny Pacquiao From a Gay Filipina American," Fantauzzo wasted little time before targeting the traditional Christian teaching against homosexual acts. Even as she dropped many references to the strong Catholic culture in the Philippines, she all but admitted that the Church was her enemy because of what it taught:
...I know, though, that you [Pacquiao] also don't want me to be married. I know you think this is a perfectly reasonable, justified stand to take against me. You're like a lot of Filipinos: Catholic. Powerfully, post-colonially Catholic.....
I've stood in front of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church that you pray to after each fight...I've felt the power and the grace of it. I get it....When you grow up Filipina or Italiapina, as I did your parents give you Catholicism as a kind of heavy gift. A centuries-old guide for every life transition a human can go through. Birth, death, the burden of any wrongdoing, and, yes, marriage. But as I grew older and realized the dreaded word applied to me lesbian I realized the Church was what I'd have to feint and duck; the Church's cruel, untrue dictates about me....
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One small question: Why has every single state, including California, that has put he choice up to the people, voted against Gay marriage?
If what she is saying is correct why aren't we seeing this passed by the electorateisntead of my legislators?
Why is it not ever pointed out that today’s progressiver movement holds still the same stance that they did back in the days when they revived and championed the KKK? The KKK was heavily anti-Catholic back in the days when the progressive movement championed them. Hugo Black who institutionalized ‘Separation of Church and State’ was a progressive (appointed by progressive icon FDR) and also a KKK lawyer.
The media loved trying to tar the TEA party with the tag of racism but fail to point out that the progressive movement is still targeting the same groups that it did back when it championed the KKK. The KKK was anti-Catholic and anti-Traditional values and todays progressive democrat is no different today.
How is it that we are being lectured by a abunch of progressive KKK democrats on how to redefine civil rights? Now they want to claim that being black is equal to being a homosexual? The progressive movement is still up to their same old games.
**’Cruel, Untrue’ Catholic Church**
And what about all the martyrs in
current Middle East
and my list of countries could go on and on — even martyrs here in the United States.
Catholics didn’t kill these people — others did — sometimes — actually many times — it was government who did this.
We are being lectured by the media...owned and operated by left wing communists in "pubic spirit" clothing.
Now they are destined to die.
Rich to ESPN: Stop encouraging your staffers to be boring, sanctimonious leftist twits.
The cruelest thing the Catholic Church did was to let the homosexuals infiltrate the priesthood.
Puleeze, Salvation, you are such a stickler for details! :o)
The Leftists in the ESPN management need some form of come-upance. This sort of drivel does not take anything away from the boxer being targeted, of course, but why should legitimate sports fans, seeking to follow their favorite sports, be subjected to this sort of silly annoyance?
If I was a stockholder in Disney (the parent company), I would make an issue of this.
Look, an organization doesn't like you and thinks your behavior is wrong and sinful. So what? The Democrats treat me the same way for owning a small business. :)
I didn't try to change the Democrats, I just joined another group.
Amen to that.
I remember those days of "tolerance." Do you think that the Catholic Church is still doing that?
You are much too kind to them. This is not politics but intolerant Leftist fantasy--and utterly naked intellectually. (And unlike the Emperor's parade in the "alltogether," shouldn't have to wait for an honest little boy to say so.)
Doing what? Letting faggots into seminaries?
Because ESPN and Bill Simmons are BO/leftist bootlickers...just like their comrades in the MSM.
The lack of public discipline as concerns public Catholics who support and facilitate abortion publicly is a scandal that will be looked back on as dwarfing the homosexualist priest scandal, in my opinion.
Any how this makes me like Manny P.
Rick Reilly is a punk. Just wanted to say that.
Laurel Fantauzzo was a 2011 Fulbright Scholar to the Philippines. She's currently an Arts Fellow at the University of Iowa Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction program. Ladies, she's also currently single.
I know it's lunchtime EST, but b-a-quadruple r-f. That's barrrrf..
...so the folks at ESPN would rather embrace queers than Catholics? Wow.
If Mr. Simmons wants to show solidarity with the queers; maybe he could take up a part-time position with J. C. Penney’s...they could sure use the help.
Maybe he lent his “expertise” to their (JCP’s) latest ad campaign. We see how that worked out for them ;)
espn has lost vision of what it is supposed to be about. sports.
I sure won’t lose any sleep if Laurel turns away from me!
I “carry” the constitution, a heavy book and a cross; go ahead and turn away from me. See how much I am harmed by your actions. Others like me will turn away from you and your employer. Let’s see how that works out for you.
By the way, you freaking hypocrite, you wouldn’t like it if others told you how to live and what to say. But you are doing that to others with impunity.
The Holy Church, who is not your enemy, but a path to Lord, that Church, that allows you to meet with The Lord, that Church you call in such disrespectful way, is only one and one only. And is Mystical.
I see, anger, hatred coming from person, who like raging lion wants to have his way, no!!! You will not have your way, for there is only One Way, One Trough, One Road, Real one. You are not in positions to challenge written laws giving to humanity long before you existed, neither you should act in matter of absolute admiration of sin.
Church doesn’t hate homosexuals or others, it hates the sin tha is committed against God is in full knowledge of the Soul.
You are committing grave sin, as 1 Against Eternal Father, Son and Holy Spirit, attacking Church, you are attacking Mystical Body of Christ, that is you, slopping The Lord in your pride and arrogance against Holy Trinity. I pray for your soul, but wake up, for time is short.
“Do you think that the Catholic Church is still doing that?”
Benedict XVI has banned them, and the American hierarchy may go along with it because it cost them millions by letting them in.
Let's HEAR IT for the Panzer Pope!!
The American hierarchy took vows of obedience. Let's see if they obey their Pontiff.
googling found this:
Laurel Fantauzzo currently lives in Quezon City, Philippines. She feels equally at home in Brooklyn, NY and Iowa City, IA. Her Tagalog is slowly improving.
she lives in Quezon City, but doesn't speak Tagalog?
Maybe because she was born and raised in Ventura County California.
Laurel Fantauzzo was raised in Ventura County, California and graduated from La Reina, a private Catholic high school for girls. In addition to writing fiction, she has written for a sketch comedy troupe, worked as a freelance journalist in New York City and the Philippines, and served as assistant editor for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. She worked for two years as a restaurant reviewer for New York Magazine online, and has contributed to AfterEllen and Go Magazine, among other publications. She also founded the popular We Are Not the Enemy photo blog in response to Californias Proposition 8. Currently she is at work on a young adult novel and a collection of comedic essays. Laurel attended the University of California, Santa Cruz and Sarah Lawrence College for her undergraduate work. She was awarded an Iowa Arts Fellowship in 2010 and will pursue an MFA in nonfiction at the University of Iowa.
Translation: She's Californian, with an Italian name who probably has a Filipina ancestor and is promoting hate speech because she is a professional lesbian.
can any of you guys put a comment on newsbusters and tell them she was brought up in California and can’t even speak Tagalog?
It hasn’t hit the Philippine papers yet, but I agree with Michelle Malkin: This outcry against Pacquiao is so fast and so furious it looks like it was coordinated and was probably already planned before Pacquiao came to the US.
I’m not sure if it is to diss the Philippines for many folks here not wanting to legalize abortion in the up coming RH Bill (which Pacquiao is backing the bishops, not the president here), or if it is to try to “educate” Pacquiao what will happen if he runs for president in the future and crosses his orders from the US and the NWO types.
(Pacquiao is a Senator and I suspect if he runs later for president, he will win).
the writer may be eligible for dual citizenship if her mother is a filipina, so I guess you could call her a Filipina, but if she can’t even speak the language, and was brought up in California, then I say she knows little or nothing about the Philippines.
Perhaps it’s time ESPN had some conservative competition.
SZonian to Manny...keep your faith brother, no matter what the sodomists “preach” from their bully pulpits.