Monday, July 1, 2013

Omaha Archdiocese promotes Cardinal Dolan state­ment on 'profound injustice' of DOMA ruling five days before NYT busted Dolan for years of lies about his role in Catholic sex abuse scandal aftermath

In a black-is-white torture of logic reminiscent of Catholic abuse of "heretics" during the inquisition, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, speaking for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and joined by convicted drunk driver Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the "Promotion and Defense of Marriage," said:
“Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Supreme Court has dealt a profound injustice to the American people by striking down in part the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Court got it wrong. The federal government ought to respect the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, even where states fail to do so. The preservation of liberty and justice requires that all laws, federal and state, respect the truth, including the truth about marriage. It is also unfortunate that the Court did not take the opportunity to uphold California’s Proposition 8 but instead decided not to rule on the matter. The common good of all, especially our children, depends upon a society that strives to uphold the truth of marriage. Now is the time to
redouble our efforts in witness to this truth...
The truth is that victorious anti-DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor got screwed out of almost $400,000 in estate tax exemptions because the federal government unconstitutionally (equal protection) refused to recognize her legal marriage to Thea Spyer. No children were involved even though the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops tried to focus irrelevant, ginned-up outrage on kids in its attack on the ruling.
Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha:
DOMA tax ripoff of childless gay couples =
"Preservation of liberty and justice"

     The truth is that the tax-exempt Roman Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of Omaha finds it "tragic" that gay couples who are legally married will finally get the same tax exemptions legally-married straights get. A continued tax ripoff of gay couples is what the Archdiocese of Omaha concurs would be "the preservation of liberty and justice."
     The coauthor of the above statement, including the highly selective concern about "common good," "especially our children" was the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who was busted today by the New York Times for years of lying about his role in putting $57,000,000 of church assets beyond the reach of the 575 people who are suing the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (which he used to head) after enduring some of the most vicious sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy anywhere in America.

Below: the Archdiocese of Omaha celebrates the "preservation of liberty and justice," its "religious liberty," and its god-given freedom to blatantly violate electioneering laws. Video shot Nov. 6, 2012 by Omaha photographer "Shoot To Fill" at St. Francis of Assisi, 4513 S. 32nd St.

No person shall do any electioneering, circulate petitions, or perform any action that involves solicitation within any polling place or any building designated for voters to cast ballots by the election commissioner or county clerk pursuant to the Election Act while the polling place or building is set up for voters to cast ballots or within two hundred feet of any such polling place or building. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a Class V misdemeanor.
— (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 32-1524(2))

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