March 27, 2004

A few centuries ago, he'd be tortured and burned at the stake. Progress!

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at March 27, 2004 7:25 PM

Via Atrios, news that Kerry supporters are not welcome in the Catholic church:

Message to church employees who support John Kerry's presidential bid: public endorsement of the pro-choice Catholic senator could cost you your job.

Just ask Ono Ekeh, founder and moderator of the Catholics for Kerry e-mail discussion list and, until March 9, program coordinator at the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for African-American Catholics. The 33-year-old father of two is now looking for work.

I wholeheartedly agree with Atrios that if the Church is going to do this, it doesn't deserve its tax-exempt status. I suppose the Catholic leadership must look back fondly on times past when they had actual political power. I myself look forward to the day when the Church is completely irrelevant, even if I won't live to see it.

(Disclaimer: I don't think there's anything wrong with Catholics as individuals. I just think that the organization is a blight upon humanity.)

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