Saturday, June 08, 2013

I see Catholic hypocrisy in every action

At times, when a Catholic clergyman acts, I see the hypocrisy in every action.

Ohio Catholic School Disinvites Pro-Gay Graduation Speaker Then Blames Him For Not Showing

Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady is a dedicated alumnus of Bishop Ready, and Principal Celene Seamen apparently invited him to give the graduation speech about two months ago. At the ceremony, his name was still on the program, but students were told he could not speak because “something had come up,” and Seamen gave the speech herself.

Read more here.

"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” - somebody in the bible. 

It is false witness to disinvite a speaker because of his support for marriage equity and then tell the student body that "something came up?" I think so, and so do many others.

It is irritating enough that Commissioner O’Grady would be excluded for his support of LGBT issues, but it is quite another thing altogether to cause O’Grady to be blamed for not appearing as he promised. Allowing another to take the blame for your actions? Someone needs to hit the confessional, Bishop Campbell.

Read more: Catholics Uninvite Pro-Gay Speaker, Then Let Graduates Think He Stood Them Up

What other proof is required? Bishop Campbell's actions are clear. He acted out of a desire to control the political dialog on a key social issue. He did so unethically. Burn it your make-believe hell.