Bullies are always loudest when most frightened. The Gay Activist Movement capered nimbly in the wake of the KKK analogy ambush-cookie cutter outrage.
Cardinal George did not equate gays to the KKK. Nor did he say that gay activists are KKK members. The Cardinal said, "You don't want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism,"
The gay community heard this meme these past two weeks: "Though he has come under fire by LGBT advocates over a comment he recently made comparing Gay Pride Parade organizers to "something like the Ku Klux Klan," (emphasis my own)
Nope. Didn't say that at all.
However, I will. Some gay activists are very much like the KKK of old - read the comments in the newspapers and on any website like Huffington Post and then explain these comments to Dane Placko of FOX WFLD, our local Ted Baxter, very, very, very slowly.
One such wildly anti-Catholic and gay friendly rampart in the Cardinal George contretemps is Truth Will Out (TWO). TWO is funded by NY gay philanthropist Henry Van Ameringen, scion to the fragrance and sweetener fortune. Henry Van Ameringen is a founder of gay national super PAC -The Cabinet, dedicated to Homosexual Marriage.
TWO has been howling like Lear, (" I will do such things -- What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be The terrors of the earth! You think I'll weep
No, I'll not weep") since the last Sunday of Advent!
The Roman Catholic Church’s toxic obsession with homosexuality manifests itself in countless ways. The most recent anti-gay outburst came from the Chicago Archbishop, Cardinal Francis George, who foolishly compared the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan.
George’s offensive remarks came during a dispute over the scheduled starting time of the annual LGBT pride parade. The June 2012 event was originally set to begin at 10am, but a priest bitterly complained that this would interfere with morning services.
So roiled are juices of Rainbow Sash Chicago and the Andy Thayer/Kevin Clark multi-purpose Gay Liberation Network that they have planned a massive protest for this coming Sunday at Holy Name Cathedral.
TWO editor and columnist Wayne Besen ( also of Huffington Post and MSNBC) set forth a national petition drive, bought a full page ad in the Chicago Tribune ( always happy to slap a Mackerel Snapper), demanded the resignation of Cardinal George yet, now has a turd swimming in its punchbowl:
The Gay Liberation Network and the Rainbow Sash Movement, an organization of LGBT Catholics, have backed this protest, which has all the makings of a potential PR disaster. If the controversy switches from a debate over George’s KKK remarks to a FOX-fueled media frenzy about Bert and Ernie our message has been lost. If the protest becomes unruly, disrespectful, blatantly anti-religious, or if mass is disrupted the support of the sympathetic middle that believes George went too far will evaporate.(emphasis my own)
I’m not necessarily against a demonstration if it will keep the issue alive. However, let’s be honest and acknowledge that it is a risky venture that must be carefully planned and exquisitely executed or it could horribly backfire. Do we really want to hand FOX News and the Vatican a gift on a silver platter?
In the past, the Gay Liberation Network has organized important demonstrations in Chicago. Indeed, I worked with them on a successful protest against the Radio Hall of Fame when it inducted Focus on the Family’s James Dobson. They are good people who care very much about the LGBT community. Rainbow Sash also appears to have our best interests in mind.
I am sure that both organizations comprehend the gravity of this situation and understand the global ramifications if events spin out of control. While Cardinal George is fully responsible for sacrificing himself at the altar of idiocy, poor choices by the LGBT community could sadly lead to his unlikely resurrection.
Hysterical but hardly historical.