Proud to be RC

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Feb 27, 2007

"I’m a member of the greatest religion in the world," says the woman who calls herself a Catholic.

That's promising, right?

But we're talking about abortion cheerleader Frances Kissling, as profiled by the New York Times, so you know things are going to be complicated.

When the outgoing head of "Catholics" for a Free Choice talks to the Times about this "greatest religion," the pride doesn't come through quite so clearly:

It abuses nuns, anyone who thinks, homosexuals, women who have abortions. It sexually abuses children. It treats people badly, and something has to be done to change its abusive nature.

Halfway through that quote you might be wondering what makes Catholicism so great, since the faith is such an oppressive force. But the final phrase is a tipoff. Something must be done, and needless to say it's Kissling herself who must do it-- at a substantial salary, underwritten by the Playboy and Ford foundations.

You see, when you use the Catholic Church as your punching bag, you discover that many people will pay to watch your workouts. Yessir, it's the greatest religion in the world.

But what do you do for an encore, once you've wrapped up your career in Catholic-bashing?

Ms. Kissling hopes to write a book about the value of the fetus..

Sure she does. And do you suppose those friendly foundations will be ready to subsidize that effort?

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