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By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 29, 2006

BTL Photo and caption: L to R: Victor Walker, Jeffrey Barnes, Christine Witkowski, Fine By Me, Inc. Executive Director Lucas Schaefer, and Jeffrey Montoya show off their gay-affirming t-shirts.

How likely would it be for Jeff Montoya, a Milwaukee Catholic layman, to be:

a) A parish youth minister?
b) Pictured with Archbishop Dolan (and kids) at World Youth Day?
c) A gay apologist and national board member of Dignity?
d) A campus minister and "diversity director" for a Franciscan college?
e) A Ratzinger trasher ("he has a tarnished record of opposing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics")?
f) A vocation director for the Pallottine religious order?
g) All of the above?

If you answered "g" -- you must have taken a peek.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 07, 2006 11:45 AM ET USA

    You people are freaks!!! You should be ashamed of yourselves. Just because someone supports or advocates for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people does not make them a deviant or predator, rather it makes them a very self aware and loving person, a true christian. You people don't deserve the right to call yourself a child of christ, rather you are a child of hate and bigotry. You should be ashamed of yourselves and what you represent. Who are you to judge anyone?

  • Posted by: - Apr. 04, 2006 1:32 AM ET USA

    'Hetero? You Rock'...Hmmm, pretty catchy. Our Lord assured us that the gates of hell would not prevail against His Church, regardless of some of this shameless shtick to which we are being subjected. I shall continue to pray for the true conversion of all homosexuals and their enablers, as well as pro-aborts and muslims to the One, True Faith in Christ Jesus, as well as praying that our bishops will teach the Gospel as Christ intended. Our Lady of Walsingham, Ora Pro Nobis.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 03, 2006 10:36 AM ET USA

    I have an idea for a new T-shirt. Hetero? You rock!

  • Posted by: NonSumDignus - Apr. 01, 2006 9:06 AM ET USA

    "This, too, shall pass." Have courage. Pray always. Hold your nose, if necessary, but stay close to the Lord and His one, true Church.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 01, 2006 2:39 AM ET USA

    There are just too many of these sorts of people who have infiltrated the church for them to be extirpated now. I have to ask myself why, as a heterosexual male, I should continue to participate in a homosexual-dominated enterprise. The church is now a women's club! Why should I encourage my children to do participate either? As for vocations -- forget about it, unless they're homosexual themselves. Salvation must lie outside this cabal of hypocrites.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 31, 2006 7:42 PM ET USA

    Apostasy? Fine by me.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 31, 2006 1:34 PM ET USA

    For me, sending something to the nuncio has only succeeded in being told to report the problem to the cause.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 30, 2006 8:50 PM ET USA

    It looks like the Bishops have a "We won't ask and we won't tell." It's getting harder and harder to read about our Church leaders. A thorough housecleaning is needed and NOW!

  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Mar. 30, 2006 1:31 PM ET USA

    "Fine by me" is not tolerance but acceptance. Tolerance means accepting an evil to avoid a worse evil. "Fine by me" is a retreat into individualistic, relativistic, "don't tell me what to do - I will not tell you what to do" ethic. It says in fact: "I don't love gays because I will not practice fraternal correction which is a fruit of the virtue of Charity".

  • Posted by: - Mar. 30, 2006 10:30 AM ET USA

    I wonder if the Bishops are going to mention this in their audit?

  • Posted by: - Mar. 30, 2006 10:16 AM ET USA

    Homophobia, blah, blah, blah. Why does the press and everyone else give these numbskulls a free pass with the meaningless term. Not many people are afraid of gays unless maybe they have AIDS. The fear and intolerance is with the gay activists and their supporters who just can't stand the fact that someone disapproves of their lifestyle, and they will stop at nothing to force their ideology on everyone. I disapprove of the immoral Spring Break gluttony, but the party people don't bother me.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 30, 2006 8:38 AM ET USA

    Clorox ---exactly right. A.T. --- I'm much more concerned about predators in single-sex groups (including Catholic schools) than co-ed ones.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 30, 2006 8:16 AM ET USA

    Jimmy Why Why-I wasn't certain if your commnet was tongue in cheek but if it was, no foul intended.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 30, 2006 8:09 AM ET USA

    It's tragic that it come to this but I agree with Clorox. People like Mr. Montoya and his cohorts are precisely why I would NEVER send my children to these co-ed retreats that are becoming mandatory for confirmation. One has no certainty that these types of deviants are not preying on them. I also think that the positive & enduring value of retreats for children at that age is minimal. JimmyWW-Christs love is an agape love not an eros love like Mr Montoya is thinking of.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 30, 2006 7:07 AM ET USA

    The wording is very important here. First, gay is not yet definitively sodomy Pseudo. Then, if it said, “Gay? I love you.” or “Gay? Jesus loves you.” or “Gay? I pray for you.” or even “Gay? You still have dignity.” or “Gay? You’re still part of our Church.”, all of these would be OK but silly. But “Fine by me” is tolerance not charity. This guy is obviously deceptive. Vocation work is the most important position in the Church.

  • Posted by: Te_Deum - Mar. 30, 2006 5:24 AM ET USA

    We now have a document that says people with deep seated homosexual tendencies, or support the gay culture, should not be ordained. When are we going to have a document that says that people with deep seated homosexual tendencies should not be employed in any kind of ministry, especially those dealing with youth. Is it too much to hope that our bishops won't need a document to remove any such players who visibly support the gay culture or exhibit deep-seated homosexual tendencies?

  • Posted by: Jimmy Y Y - Mar. 29, 2006 7:55 PM ET USA

    Love one another as I love you.

  • Posted by: rpp - Mar. 29, 2006 4:21 PM ET USA

    What is the problem? These people are normal. It is the heterosexuals that are disordered. With that understanding, why in the world would you want a heterosexual as a vocations director, let alone entering a vocation to begin with? (Yes, I am being sarcastic.)

  • Posted by: Clorox - Mar. 29, 2006 3:56 PM ET USA

    2) Never, ever allow your kids to get involved with "youth ministry."

  • Posted by: Oedipus Tex - Mar. 29, 2006 2:07 PM ET USA

    Well? What do we do about it? 1. Pray diligiently 2. ???

  • Posted by: shrink - Mar. 29, 2006 12:06 PM ET USA

    "Jeffrey Montoya lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with two pets: a cat named Noah, and a basset hound named Moses." Charming. Disarming. Cute. Oh, and a touch religious.

  • Posted by: Clorox - Mar. 29, 2006 11:42 AM ET USA

    Don't worry. I'm sure he has been fingerprinted, passed a criminal background check and knows his boundaries.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 29, 2006 11:07 AM ET USA

    Its odd that they don't say what they really mean: "Sodomy? Fine by me."