a happy ending
Gay-rights activists in the Netherlands were outraged when a Catholic church denied Communion to a flamboyant homosexual, BBC reports:
Several hundred demonstrators, dressed in pink wigs and clothes, left the church in protest.
Setting aside the rest of the story, which is not at all amusing, let's focus on that final scene. The men in the pink wigs walked out of the church--which is, as a general rule, exactly what men in pink wigs should do.
It's telling that the BBC story sees the walkout by the homosexual demonstrators as the locus of the problem, when in fact their departure was the happy ending to a sad story. The fact that any faithful lay Catholics in the congregation were denied access to the Blessed Sacrament, due to the brownshirt tactics of the demonstrators, is an injustice that BBC doesn't even recognize.
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Posted by: wolfdavef3415 -
Mar. 02, 2010 12:37 AM ET USA
They act like this because they are smarter, don't ya know? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100224132655.htm
Posted by: patriot6908 -
Mar. 02, 2010 12:21 AM ET USA
The BBC has a very myopic view of thuggery. It's the Mr. Magoo of news outlets; and not exactly a neutral party to much that it features, objectivity being low on its list.
Posted by: jeremiahjj -
Mar. 01, 2010 6:58 PM ET USA
May the gay wigs never return unless it's for confession.
Posted by: Cornelius -
Mar. 01, 2010 1:46 PM ET USA
"The fact that any faithful lay Catholics in the congregation were denied access to the Blessed Sacrament . . . is an injustice that BBC doesn't even recognize." That's because, in this meme, active homosexuals can never be anything but victims of injustice, and the Catholic Church can never be anything but a perpetrator of injustice. The template that might reverse this relationship doesn't exist in the culture.