This just came over the wire from AP. Here is the gist of it:
ST. LOUIS - An invitation to Sen. Claire McCaskill (news, bio, voting record) to speak at her daughter's graduation from a Roman Catholic high school was withdrawn because of her positions on abortion and stem cell research.
Students at all-girls St. Joseph's Academy in the St. Louis suburb of Frontenac wanted to have McCaskill speak at their commencement this month, McCaskill spokeswoman Adrianne Marsh said Tuesday.
But the offer was rescinded last week. The president of St. Joseph's, Sister Michaela Zahner, said she reluctantly made the decision after receiving a call from the St. Louis Archdiocese.
McCaskill showed a lot of class and restraint. She said she was disappointed by the decision but still feels that it is an excellent school.
Claire, I hope you don't mind me expressing a few of my own views here.
First and foremost, I am an Irish Catholic originally from Boston. We grew up expecting the Church to rap our knuckles when we said something stupid and would never dare fight against any 4-foot penguin tossing us around like a rag doll when we pissed her off. However, I don't ever remember any one of them banning or even speaking down about anybody on political grounds. I think Hitler could have spoke at my church as long as he was ready for the beating afterward.
I don't know how they do things in Saint Louie but banning a senator from speaking, especially at her own daughters graduation makes me want to turn my cross upside-down and pledge my devotion to Satan.
It would be one thing if Claire announced that she was going to give a speech promoting promiscuity and then show porno movies afterward but I honestly don't think she would have brought controversial politics into the speech.
Instead of a proud, happy moment for her daughter and herself, the "new" catholic church denied everyone the opportunity to meet a great person and feel proud that she cared enough about them to give a speech.
I am fucking outraged.