Thursday, May 14, 2009

GOP: "We got nothin' so here's what we got," Part 2

Fauxtrage alert!

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) co-signed a letter characterizing Harry Knox, a member of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, as a "virulent anti-Catholic bigot" who has made "numerous vile dishonest attacks against the Church and the Holy Father."

The cause for this huffing and puffing?

Harry Knox, the Human Rights Campaign's Religion and Faith Director, was understandably troubled by the Pope's recent comments about sexual health. "The Pope needs to start telling the truth about condom use," Knox said. "We are eager to help him do that. Until he is willing to do that and able, he's doing a great deal more harm than good -- not just in Africa but around the world. It is endangering people's lives."

Yep. Speaking common sense is now considered virulent bigotry, by the Republicans. And since when is it the job of the Congressional GOP to play the role of the Vatican Guard?

Steve Benen has the whole story.


(Part 1 here, if you missed it.)


ArtSparker said...

Planning for employment after they lose the jobs they have now?

bjkeefe said...

I thought when the Vatican hired Americans, they only considered pedophiles.

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