WAY to go KOSSACKS! Your letters to the editor have been published - KEEP THEM COMING!
While there has been no letter yet from an outraged Bishop Martino calling on Scranton Catholic hypocrites to end racism, Read your letters to the editor of The Scranton Times/Tribune here
The Scranton Times/Tribune has published an Editorial: Don't Let Race Determine Vote
But the Catholic hypocrisy continues with a full page ad to Joe Biden from Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson in today's Scranton Times/Tribune: Open Letter to Joe Biden
If you want to give Mr. McCormick and Bishop Martino and the hushing Catholics or the Knights of Columbus a piece of your mind, send a LTE to The Scranton Times/Tribune: Letters@TimesShamrock.com
WRITE WRITE WRITE. KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK. WIN WIN WIN.
My lovely hometown of Scranton was featured Wednesday, Sept. 17 on the front page of The New York Times - wow, I thought, we are the center of the universe. That's been a running joke around this area.
The NYT interviewed a group of my fellow Catholics about the abortion issue Abortion Issue Again Dividing Catholic Votes- and that is a whole OTHER diary for another day - but this quote is what has me SO angry that I literally spit on this Scranton ground today:
One parishioner ruled out voting for Mr. Obama explicitly because he is black. "Are they going to make it the Black House?" Ray McCormick asked, to embarrassed hushing from a half dozen others gathered around the rectory kitchen. (Five of the six, all lifelong Democrats who supported Mrs. Clinton in the primary, said they now lean toward Mr. McCain.)
And he said it likely before his HOLY COMMUNION was even digested.
How about all of the hush hushers??? Did they call him out? No, they told him to keep his views a secret. Shame on them. Oh, Ray, you're not supposed to say that out loud! You are supposed to keep that to yourself until it's time to go into the PRIVATE voting booth. That's where you say that. And what a surprise, five of six lifelong Democrats who are anti-choicers voted for pro-choice candidate HRC in the primary...careful Hypocrite Catholics, your racism is showing...
Did all of these hypocrite Catholics actually vote for pro-choice Hillary Clinton in the primary because they believed in choice? Why one earth did they not support their own views on choice during the primary then? Hmmm.
The anti-choice self-righteousness has always bothered me. I think I finally understand why. Could all of these 'life-protectors' be cloaking their racism behind their anti-abortion stance?
I am starting to look sideways at EVERY person I speak with who cannot carry on an intellgent conversation about the issues and clings to this anti-choice sentiment while our sons and daughters are killed every day in a war they ignore.
These 'lily-white' emphasis on WHITE Catholic hypocrites who demand "respect for life" sit in judgement of others and decide whose life gets respected and whose doesn't have their brains crammed into their skulls upside down and backwards - so sideways is the only right way to look at them.
Back a few weeks ago, The Scranton Times/Tribune, Joe Biden's childhood hometown newspaper, published a story regarding the controversy over whether or not Biden is eligible to receive communion during mass. The Bishop of the Scranton Diocese said no.
The Most Rev. Joseph F. Martino, bishop of Scranton, has strongly supported refusal of Holy Communion for politicians who campaign for or vote in favor of abortion rights.
When asked whether the Democratic vice presidential candidate would be refused Communion should he tour the region, the diocese held firm to its past statements.
"I will not tolerate any politician who claims to be a faithful Catholic who is not genuinely pro-life," Bishop Martino said in a pastoral letter Sept. 15, 2005, and reiterated this week.
"No Catholic politician who supports the culture of death should approach Holy Communion," Bishop Martino said. "I will be truly vigilant on this point."
Read the rest here: Biden risks refusal of Holy Communion
I am not staying home this weekend. I don't care if my fingers are bloody from knocking on doors. I am getting to every home I can and I will not rest until November 5. And no matter what, on November 6, I am packing up my stuff, pulling my son from Catholic school, and I am getting the hell out of here. My son will not grow up here in the center of the universe with Mr. McCormick and the dozens of people here whom I have heard say they won't vote for Obama because he is black. I am done with Scranton.
We need every vote people. Please. I am begging you. If you are sitting here blogging and not doing ANY practical work to get votes please, please please do something now. It is so important. There are so many people like Ray McCormick out there. We cannot let this happen.
Please REC this diary if you can people, I want it to stay alive for longer than a half-hour.