a happy ending

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Mar 01, 2010

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.

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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