Catholic Bishops complain their "religious liberty" is harmed by their need to obey the laws of the land
Yeah, well as long as that liberty includes raping small children and then blaming the uproar on the Jews (see below) -- as long as it includes paying NO taxes thereby making the rest of us pay for their buildings and costumes and jewelry, as long as it includes a total lack of respect for other people's beliefs and the arrogance to assume they have the right to point fingers and threaten their hell --- F$%K 'em.
The constitution allow them to PRACTICE their religion. It DOES NOT say they can do a psychic assault on people who are practicing THEIR OWN .. or NONE AT ALL.
It ALSO doesn't say that congress CAN MAKE LAWS respecting establishment of religion -- and these days, a lot of us are thinking -- "HEY DOESN'T THAT MEAN YOU CAN"T HAVE LAWS EXEMPTING THEM FROM PAYING TAXES.
TAX THE CHURCHES!!!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Bishop Giacomo Babini blames Jews for attacks on PopeA retired Italian bishop has provoked fury by reportedly suggesting that “Zionists” are behind the current storm of accusations over clerical sex abuse shaking the Vatican and the Catholic Church. Monsignor Giacomo Babini, the Bishop Emeritus of Grossetto, was quoted by the Italian Roman Catholic website Pontifex as saying he believed a “Zionist attack” was behind the criticism of the Pope, given that it was “powerful and refined” in nature.
Bishop Babini denied he had made any anti-Semitic remarks. He was backed by the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI), which issued a declaration by Bishop Babini in which he said: “Statements I have never made about our Jewish brothers have been attributed to me.”
However, Bruno Volpe, who interviewed Monsignor Babini for Pontifex, confirmed that the bishop had made the statement, which was reported widely in the Italian press today. Pontifex threatened to release the audio tape of the interview as proof.
Monsignor Babini’s reported comments follow a series of statements from senior Vatican cardinals blaming a “concerted campaign” by “powerful lobbies” for accusations that Pope Benedict XVI was involved in covering up cases of clerical abuse both as Archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1982 and subsequently as head of doctrine at the Vatican.
None has explicitly blamed Jews or any other group. However Bishop Babini, 81, said Jews “do not want the Church, they are its natural enemies”. He added: “Deep down, historically speaking, the Jews are deicides [God killers].”
He was quoted as saying that Hitler was “not just mad” but had exploited German anger over the excesses of German Jews who in the 1930s had throttled the German economy.