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“Gay pride parades resemble Ku Klux Klan marches”
La Stampa ^ | Dec. 28, 2011 | MAURO PIANTA

Posted on 12/28/2011 7:56:40 AM PST by markomalley


A slip caused by excessive oratory impetus? Or polemical bitterness, born of a well thought out communication strategy? What is certain is that the statement made on Sunday by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, has not gone unnoticed.

The Bishop pronounced the “offensive” phrase, one that is brewing up a real storm, before the cameras of Fox TV:  “Some of the events held by the gay movement, with their intolerance of the Catholic Church, come close to resembling those of the Ku Klux Klan, which were characterized by the same hatred towards Catholicism.”

The Cardinal was commenting on the possibility that the next Gay Pride in Chicago, scheduled for Sunday, June 24, 2012, would parade right in front of one of the oldest churches in the city and at a time (ten in the morning) in which families are at mass.

The possible discomfort for the faithful, seeing that last year the city  saw the arrival of almost 800 thousand people for the parade, was pointed out by the parish priest of Our Lady of Mount Caramel.

“I agree with the priest, it makes no sense to cancel the mass because of the Gay Pride parade,” said the archbishop during the telecast. Then came that polemic comparison between gay and the KKK.  “Don’t you think that it’s too strong?”  the interviewerasked.  “It is - George replied - but the rhetoric between the KKK, and some members of gay pride, with regards to Catholicism, is very similar. Who is the enemy? Who is the enemy? The Catholic Church.”

It is worth remembering that the first KKK was born in Tennessee in 1886 as a secret society. Its members, who shared a complex ritual, consisting in robes and white hoods, marred themselves with a series of crimes against coloured people.  In 1871 Congress declared the organization illegal.

The organization was reborn, however, in the early 20th Century, with the scope of asserting white superiority.   It was founded in 1915, in Georgia, by William J. Simmons, a traveling salesman and insurance agent, who had connections with the Methodist environment.  An influence that favoured the return of the KKK was the film by D. W. Griffith “Birth of a Nation”, which extolled the former Klan. Over time the organization became one of the meeting places for militant patriotism.

Over the years the Klan's hostility was directed not only against blacks but also against other minorities (Jews, Catholics, foreigners, homosexuals themselves). The slogan most yelled said: “One hundred percent American”.  Especially used by those who saw in newcomers (immigrants) competitors for jobs. In the biography on the Italo-American writer John Fante, the critic Stephen Cooper writes: “The Catholic Church represented the Klan’s number one enemy because its members were practically all immigrants, and certainly not from Anglo-Saxon countries. It was considered a foreign presence that crept into the main institutions of the country to disrupt the American way of life.”

Beyond the historical reconstructions, however, the comparison between the gay community and the hooded society was not accepted by gay and lesbian Americans who flooded the network with petitions:  “A painful and degrading comparison: an apology will not suffice. The only way out for Fr. George, if he still has a shred of dignity, is to resign.”

In any case, the organizing committee has accepted the City’s requests to delay the start of the parade for 12 hours in order to allow parishioners to go to Sunday church service.



The
Cardinal reappeared on TV and on ABC and tried to clarify his comments:  “Obviously it is absurd to say that the gay community are like the KKK. My comparison was between the type of parade, it was not a reference to the people.”



At this
point, however, it is easy to imagine what the favourite target of the upcoming June 24th parade will be.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 50mmisasackofshit; 50mmisgay; darkwing104isapos; darkwing104isgay; homosexualagenda; kkk; moralabsolutes
Sure wish His Eminence would not have backpedaled.
1 posted on 12/28/2011 7:56:43 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
I'd say that's a fair comparison .. in terms of destructiveness to civilization. Fags = klansmen.

Yeah, that works.

2 posted on 12/28/2011 8:01:57 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: markomalley
...come close to resembling those of the Ku Klux Klan, which were characterized by the same hatred towards Catholicism.”

They're not too fond of us BREEDERS, either!

3 posted on 12/28/2011 8:02:09 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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4 posted on 12/28/2011 8:02:18 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: markomalley

..the first KKK was born in Tennessee in 1886...In 1871 Congress declared the organization illegal.

Gay timeline?


5 posted on 12/28/2011 8:02:26 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: markomalley

parade of clowns


6 posted on 12/28/2011 8:03:16 AM PST by molson209
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To: markomalley

If you’re taking flak, you must be close to the target.


7 posted on 12/28/2011 8:04:15 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: markomalley
It is worth remembering that the first KKK was born in Tennessee in 1886 as a secret society. Its members, who shared a complex ritual, consisting in robes and white hoods, marred themselves with a series of crimes against coloured people. In 1871 Congress declared the organization illegal.

Declared illegal 15 years before it was born? Neat trick! < /fixthetypoalert >

8 posted on 12/28/2011 8:06:54 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: markomalley

9 posted on 12/28/2011 8:08:14 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero
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10 posted on 12/28/2011 8:12:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: markomalley

One only has to look at what happened to Prop 8 supporters in Cali.


11 posted on 12/28/2011 8:13:16 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: markomalley

His Eminence was speaking truth to power. The lavendar mafia made him blink. Pity.


12 posted on 12/28/2011 8:14:08 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Vaquero
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13 posted on 12/28/2011 8:15:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: markomalley

> the first KKK was born in Tennessee in 1886 as a secret society........In 1871 Congress declared the organization illegal.

Congress was proactive back then? They outlawed it 15 years before it was created?


14 posted on 12/28/2011 8:25:00 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: markomalley

They will be far more successful than the KKK were at intimidating others into changing public policy, because back then, you wouldn’t be Catholic AND KKK. Today, some large number are are Catholic AND ‘confused’ into being ‘libertarian’ on sexual immorality. Today, there are a number of Catholics on the Courts and in Congress that are against the Truth and will side with them, against our teachings and freedom. (There is a lot of money and the televised news/entertainment industry has their absolute support) The new healthcare without conscience protection is the perfect example of enforced support of something anathema to our Church, yet many influencial Catholics supported it.

But who needs to be employed as a doctor or a nurse or a pharmacist or a wedding photograper anyway. We’ll just copy the successful Vietnamese immigrants that came here after working with us in Vietnam, sweeping floors at factories here when once they were doctors and nurses. Until we’re spotted in those jobs too. Perhaps the good Cardinal should have said “Soviet May Day Parade”.


15 posted on 12/28/2011 8:25:40 AM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: markomalley

I guess it’s too late for him to stick by his guns ... sigh.

At least the Klan guys were covered up, though - no vomit-inducing displays of sodomitic flesh.


16 posted on 12/28/2011 8:31:46 AM PST by Tax-chick (Two women in one house ... and one of 'em a redhead!)
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To: markomalley

He should have stuck to his guns. Sodomites may be even more anti-Catholic than the KKK was.


17 posted on 12/28/2011 8:34:04 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: markomalley

Agreed. He was right in the first place. And this will be said again, and back-pedaled away from again. But it will still be true.


18 posted on 12/28/2011 8:38:35 AM PST by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: JimRed

A co-employee of mine, who is of that “persuasion” used that term (breeders) around me once.

Once.


19 posted on 12/28/2011 9:27:24 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: jim_trent

Ashley Wilkes was in the Klan.


20 posted on 12/28/2011 9:28:05 AM PST by Krankor ( spare time.)
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To: JimRed

A co-employee of mine, who is of that “persuasion” used that term (breeders) around me once.

Once.


21 posted on 12/28/2011 9:28:05 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: JimRed

A co-employee of mine, who is of that “persuasion” used that term (breeders) around me once.

Once.


22 posted on 12/28/2011 9:29:01 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: markomalley
Gay pride parades resemble Ku Klux Klan marches

Except all sheets must have a thread-count of at least 600.

23 posted on 12/28/2011 9:33:03 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: Krankor

So was my loser brother-in-law.


24 posted on 12/28/2011 9:37:02 AM PST by Tax-chick (Two women in one house ... and one of 'em a redhead!)
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To: cld51860; JimRed

I grew up in Palm Springs, I got used to being called a ‘breeder’. One of my bosses (gay) at an antiquarian bookstore I worked at even bough me a t-shirt so I didn’t get hit on by the roving bands of lesbians as much.

One time this total golf bull-dyke hit on me, I tried to me polite, then finally told her I was married - thinking she would figure it out. She asked me what my wife’s name was - so I told her (Mr R’s name is very obviously male). She got this disgusted look and said “Oh you are one of THEM!” Hence the t-shirt.


25 posted on 12/28/2011 9:37:34 AM 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: LouAvul

As a matter of fact, the Klan was far more hostile toward the Church than toward Jews and blacks, since the Church was a rising power in the country. Indiana was the biggest center of the Klan, and in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where many farmers from the Midwest had recently colonized the area, San Benito was a big Klan center. The battle of South Bend, where Catholics students from Notre Dame beat up on a large Klan contingent made news across the country. Until about 1925 the Klan had a lot of Middle-class WASP support, until a scandal involving the Indiana Klan leader served to discredit them. Margaret Sanger famously attended Klan meetings, and in Oregon, where the Klan was also strong, the state tried to abolish Catholic schools.

As to the Cardinal, I am afraid he is not a fighter.


26 posted on 12/28/2011 10:00:54 AM PST by RobbyS
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To: markomalley
“Gay pride parades resemble Ku Klux Klan marches”
 
 
No surprise there.   
 
http://www.defendthefamily.com/pfrc/books/pinkswastika/html/the_pinkswastika_4th_edition_-_final.htm
 
Their Transhumanist/Postgenderist doctrine...
 
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=Transhumanist%2FPostgenderist
 
...is nothing but a post-modern rendition of the Nazi  ubermesch mentality.  
 
Like the Nazis, they are insane.
 
 
 

27 posted on 12/28/2011 10:01:47 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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I wish he had not backpedaled as well. At least he didn't totally give in; the problem is that the homosexual agenda's methods, goals and every one who supports it are the height of intolerance and tyranny. And that is a fact. I'd say more like Nazism than the KKK but really any perverted, bigoted and tyrannical group fits.

28 posted on 12/28/2011 11:05:58 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Krankor

The original Klan started out as a resistance to Federal Occupation of the South. The modern Klan started around 1914, and was more or less an imitation based on the movie, Birth of a Nation.


29 posted on 12/28/2011 11:10:22 AM PST by RobbyS
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To: RobbyS

Well, they hid the fact Ashley was a Klansman in the movie.


30 posted on 12/28/2011 11:16:33 AM PST by Krankor ( spare time.)
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To: little jeremiah
I thought he nailed it - too bad he softened it.

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31 posted on 12/28/2011 11:20:55 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: markomalley

Why does the KKK hate Catholics?


32 posted on 12/28/2011 11:32:26 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: markomalley

The progressive movement revived and championed the KKK after the election of Woodrow Wilson and the Confederate democrats of the South celebrated in the streets. Around this time an alliance was born between the old school Confederate democrats, the populists of the People’s party and the progressive democrats of the north. These were great days for the democrat party (after losing the Civil War) and it is telling that their success at the polls coincided with a revival of the KKK.

I have always thought that the anti-Catholic stance of the KKK went back to the days when the democrat party started boycotting religious ceremonies at the Capitol because Republicans were inviting black Americans. In the 1800s I believe. I also believe that this is what prompted the progressive movement stance and policy of ‘separation of church and state’. Hugo Black, the progressive lawyer of the KKK went on to become the Supreme Court justice who ushered in this policy from the bench.

This Bishop tends to see a similarity between the fascist homosexual rights movement and the KKK but in reality this similarity is there between all of the progressive movement and the KKK. Just as the KKK hated and attacked Catholics throughout their history we see progressives and democrats today continually attack the Catholic church and all of the Christian right.

It would seem though that you can really get the precise ideological view of the progressive movement through the actions of the ACLU (in my opinion) in that they continually fight to drive all religious expression behind closed doors while at the same time treating any and all sexual expression as being sacred and protected no matter how perverse or lewd and no matter what age group the expression is among.


33 posted on 12/28/2011 1:03:51 PM PST by TheBigIf
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To: Krankor

By 1940, the Klan had dissolved into small cliques in places like West Virginia, where Robert Byrd was a member. Which is why John Kennedy’s victory in the 1960 West Virginia primary was taken as proof that a Catholic could win nationally. Of course, at that time, it was known how much money Joe Kennedy had spread around the state.


34 posted on 12/28/2011 2:39:45 PM PST by RobbyS
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To: markomalley

35 posted on 12/28/2011 3:25:29 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: little jeremiah

Thanks for the ping.


36 posted on 12/28/2011 5:58:26 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: little jeremiah

Thanks for the ping.


37 posted on 12/28/2011 5:58:42 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: reaganaut

In an age where everyone seems to run around looking for something to get offended by, that term actually is offensive to me! LOL


38 posted on 12/29/2011 3:10:13 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: cld51860

Understandable, but for me getting hit on constantly by ugly women was more offensive.


39 posted on 12/29/2011 3:17:18 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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