Thursday, October 20, 2011

On The Road Towards Irrelevance?

It's a puzzle. You'd think that a church so intent on protecting us from same-sex marriage would be just as energetic and forceful about protecting children from predators.

Granted, other churches besides the Catholic Church are involved in fighting same-sex marriage and other churches have had pastors and religious leaders prey upon children so this isn't something unique to one church. But what's going on with the Catholic Church?

At Mass last weekend, the priest giving the homily complained about the IRS investigating churches and threatening their tax-free status when religious leaders told people how they should vote. Never mind that it's the law and the IRS is charged with enforcing it, he expressed it in a manner that made it seem like the IRS was taking unilateral action in an arbitrary and capricious manner.

I have to wonder what they're thinking, especially when they're on the wane.


Hank Greer said...

Doh! I inadvertently deleted a comment from nursejanet. This was it:

You nailed what you heard...ahhh,,,oops!! . More folks also need to so the same.

Hank Greer said...

I did it again. After publishing the comment I clicked on delete thinking I was deleting the email notice. Instead I deleted the comment. Here is what Gus posted.

Hank/Gig... The law is what you said.... a "Church/Non Profit" can speak up on "issues"... but is precluded from any pulpit or pastor driven candidate endorsements... Gus