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Catholic Nuns Fight Strip Club and City Hall ^ | February 11, 2012 | John Ransom

Posted on 02/11/2012 4:41:26 AM PST by Kaslin

As the Obama administration signals its willingness to make others pay for the birth- control-and-abortion rope that liberals are fashioning to hang the Catholic Church, another embattled Catholic group is fending off a different attack on freedom of religion.  This one too is just another secular assault in the name of the liberal goal ensuring for all of us freedom from religion.

And like the dead man that keeps washing back up on the beach, this one keeps washing back up on the shores of Lake Michigan, in the City That No Longer Works, Obama’s Chicago.  

“Nuns in western suburban Stone Park are working to keep a strip club from opening next to their convent,” reports CBS Chicago. “As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, or the Scalabrians, said they first heard rumors, then found out the building being erected behind theirs will be a gentlemen’s club called Get It.”

The Scalabrian order was founded in 1887. Its mission is to the migrant community, “with a special priority for the poorest migrants,” with outreach in 12 U.S. cities, plus Canada, Guatemala and Mexico. As the order’s founder said according to the tradition of the order: "Remember, my child: your soul belongs to you.  I'll help you save it, but you're the one who must save it."

A religious order preaching personal responsibility? Salvation as a choice, rather than a preordained outcome of a mechanistic universe? 

OK, so now you can understand why the party of abortion would be so incensed with the order.

How dare this “religious” order compete with the federal, state and local governments in providing services to the migrant community in the U.S. Don’t they know that ignoring migrants and then alternately harassing migrants falls only to the whims of governments?

With the help that the sisters give to migrants, before you know it, these migrants will be independent members of society, with a voting-age population that won’t be worth pandering to at all.

And, if there is one thing that Chicago knows how to do well, it’s pandering to voting-age migrants and minority populations.

“This sounds like a matter that involves the Constitution’s prohibition against mixing church with state. The nuns have no right to object to a strip club being built next door to their convent. How could the strip club infect the minds or moral codes of the nuns?

Surely they know what’s going on in the world, whether it happens mere yards or millions of miles away from where they work,” says Gloria Kaplan Sulkin, who lives in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood on the other side of the city; a side which is intellectually and philosophically a million miles away from where the rest of us live.

Apparently when you are actively religious you have no right to object to anything that the government does. I guess the Constitution doesn’t protect the right to have a conscience.        

Stone Park, where the not-so-gentleman’s club is going up just two feet away from the nuns’ property line, is about 90 percent Hispanic. The sisters who minister to the residents are concerned about the influence that a strip club would have in a largely residential neighborhood, where home prices have fallen from over $300,000 in 2006 to under $100,000 in 2011 according to city-data.

A strip club won’t help the values of either real estate or families, or nuns.    

 “What are we trying to teach the children in the neighborhood?” Sister Marissonia Daltoe, of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians told the Chicago Sun Times. “Also, our novices, we’re trying to form them to live a religious life, a missionary life, and it’s so ironic that right behind them is this place.”

I don’t think she meant ironic as in ha, ha.

And don’t count on the Chicago’s liberal elite to help out the nuns or the neighborhood. They’ll probably just tell the nuns to shut up and take their federally-mandated birth control pills to help even out their hormones.

The antipathy of the new regime in Chicago and Washington to Catholics in general is fairly well-documented. Obama and company, especially the first lady, doesn’t like Catholics, especially the white variety, and so they have decided to humiliate them.

“I think it is because the Obama White House has made the decision that it doesn’t need those white voters to win,” writes John Feehery in The Hill regarding the administration’s move to cast out Irishman and Roman Catholic Bill Daley as Obama’s chief of staff. “That may be true in 20 years, but it is not true today…. Those white Irish Catholics whom Michelle Obama so despises are the key to her husband's campaign success. And getting rid of Bill Daley is one more example of President Obama’s real problem this coming election year.”

And while a small convent, more or less, on Chicago’s west side won’t ever make much of a difference to Michelle and Barack Obama,  who apparently resent Catholics, it should make a difference to all of us who think that freedom of religion is just as important as freedom from Obamacare.

Because there is hardly a difference, between the disrespect shown religious freedom in Obama’s “false religiosity” that forces insurance companies to pay for the bullets fired at the Catholic Church, instead of making Catholics buy those bullets themselves and the disrespect progressive’s- and Obama’s- “false secularism” forces on a neighborhood unwilling to host the sex trade. Because if these were the Nuns of the Susan G. Komen order protesting the building of a strip club near them, the response from the left would be very different indeed. 

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial

1 posted on 02/11/2012 4:41:35 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Go, Sisters, go!!!

2 posted on 02/11/2012 5:30:56 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Kaslin

I appreciate the post, but I wish that the article had been written in a more straightforward way — rather than dripping with innuendo and sarcasm.

3 posted on 02/11/2012 5:34:29 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Kaslin

Why not also do like the movie “Sister Act” and get a few Nun’s to walk/stand in front of the business and ‘shame’ the customers as they attempt to enter?

4 posted on 02/11/2012 6:17:13 AM PST by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Kaslin

In Nuremberg, Germany, in the old city, prostitution is legal, and two American soldiers decided to go there to check it out.

From the point of view of the first soldier, while the two walked down the long line of rental rooms with prostitutes in the windows, he kept saying “she’ll do, she’ll do”, interspersed with the occasional, “pass”, but his friend remained silent.

Finally reaching the end, the first soldier said to the second one, “What’s the matter? Didn’t any of them look good enough for you?”

The second one finally spoke, and nervously said, “I’m looking for a nice girl who is a Catholic...”

The first soldier rolled his eyes and said, “This is northern Germany! They’re ALL Catholics!”

Then he yelled out, “Wer von euch sind Katholiken?”, or something like that, and about half a dozen girls put up their hands. One didn’t, explaining that she was Orthodox, not Roman Catholic.

Ah, Europe.

5 posted on 02/11/2012 8:18:05 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Traveler59

That would put the nuns in a high risk situation. I would not want to see that happen unless some well-armed men of God were there as well.

6 posted on 02/11/2012 8:18:53 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Kaslin
And while a small convent, more or less, on Chicago’s west side won’t ever make much of a difference to Michelle and Barack Obama,
Not to get too picky but Stone Park is hardly "more or less, on Chicago’s west side". It's a Western Suburb with at least two other Suburbs -- could be three -- between it and 'Chicago's west side'.

But as to the article itself Stone Park has always been pretty much 'lawless' where almost anything goes. From a corrupt Police Dept and the town itself controlled by the Chicago Outfit (Mob). And iirc Stone Park 'had' elected town officials who were also made members of 'The Outfit'. It's that kind of place and will never change

So the fact is that the Club will go up, the Hookers, oops - 'Dancers', will ply their trade, and The Outfit will rake in its share of the money off the top. And not the Nuns, Obama, or anyone can stop it.

Stone Park is a place where the Speed Limit says 25 MPH they mean 25 MPH so you better be going 25 MPH or under. Go close to 30 MPH and you are busted, it's Speed Trap City [And that's it's good point].

7 posted on 02/11/2012 9:18:16 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t see the problem. If they’re in the business of saving souls, why should they object when the work comes to them? Unless they’re only interested in the ‘right’ kind of souls.

8 posted on 02/11/2012 11:40:03 AM PST by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: Condor51

Are they located in Melrose Park, rather than Chicago?

9 posted on 02/11/2012 12:41:15 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Condor51

Condor, you have a very good grasp on what SP was/is all about. A very entertaining made for cable movie could be made.

Are you from the area?

10 posted on 03/18/2012 10:32:46 AM PDT by roofgoat
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