Minnesota perversion: If God doesn’t chastise America for what we’ve become, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.

Sodom and Gomorrah John Martin, 1854

I don’t want to steal too much of Tancred’s thunder – you really must go to his site to see the whole thing – but he made clear how perverse conceptions of “love”, which really mean unbridled, depraved lust, have become accepted first by our elites, and then foisted on the rest of us until we now face cultural armageddon.

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Police to set up satellite offices in Minnesota schools

JORDAN, Minn. (AP) — One small-town Minnesota school district is taking a unique approach to keeping students safe: The police are moving in.

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What do all these name brands have in common? Yoplait, Progresso, Green Giant, Chex, Totino’s, Jeno’s, Betty Crocker, Old El Paso, Hamburger Helper, Häagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Chex, Cherios, Lucky Charms, Wheaties, Bisquick, Gold Medal Flour.

All are owned by General Mills Inc. who just officially “came out” for homosexual marriage, in Minnesota.

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Seen on the web: Sorry, homosexual people. The Catholic Church’s tax exemption is not affected by their advocacy of traditional marriage.

Posted by: ArizonaDave October 31st, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Nonplussed, SueDe, Marblex, and everyone,

According to the IRS code, churches (and all 501(c)3 orgs) may be engaged in issue politics; the only prohibition is that they may not support specific candidates.

So to everyone who is outraged that churches get involved in these anti-equality ballot initiatives: Sorry! It’s perfectly legal.

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Minnesota bishop mobilizes parishioners to help oppose same-sex marriage

Archbishop John Nienstedt sent a letter to every priest in the state at the start of October urging them to put every Catholic church in Minnesota to work passing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

“It is imperative that we marshal our resources to educate the faithful about the Church’s teachings on these matters, and to vigorously organize and support a grass roots effort to get out the vote to support the passage of the amendment,” the letter read. It went out on Oct. 4 to every priest in the state.

The archbishop said it wants priests in every parish to identify a “church captain” in order to create an “ad hoc committee” in every church in the state. The “church captain” is a component of the Schubert Flint strategy used in 2008′s divisive Proposition 8 battle in California.

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Editor’s note: Once this is over, the same committees could go to work to put an end to abortion.

Minnesota Congressman threatens pro-family priest with IRS enforcement action

Father John Echert sent the following to Kriesel:

Dear Representative Kriesel:
Greetings from Father John Echert, Pastor of the Parishes of Holy Trinity and St. Augustine in South St. Paul. I am writing to you specifically in regards to the proposed Marriage Amendment under consideration here in Minnesota in light of an email exchange which you recently had with my Associate Pastor, Father Robert Grabner.

Within your response you wrote, “Unfortunately I do not support the Marriage Amendment and will not be voting for it.” I am very saddened to learn this, especially since I had encouraged one of our parishioners, one of your campaign advocates, to have you come to our parish Fall Festival last October so that parishioners could meet you in the days leading up to the elections. Also, as a military Chaplain here in the Minnesota Air National Guard I have been using you as a heroic example of resiliency in our monthly Yellow Ribbon Program for recently returned deployers.

I ask you to please reconsider your position on this critical matter. While we can legitimately debate issues related to finances and politics, those that are grounded upon basic moral principles and family values are rooted in the laws of God. I am commencing this week with a parish campaign to promote support for a Marriage Amendment in Minnesota; I hope that you will be among those elected officials upon whom we can count for your efforts at the leadership level to protect traditional marriage in our state.

Sincerely,
Father John Echert

An aide to Kriesel sent back this response:

Mr. Echert,
I would like to respectfully remind you that the Internal Revenue Service frowns upon churches and religious organizations devoting time to influencing legislation. Your admission of the commencement of a politically involved “campaign” will probably violate several state and federal tax provisions.

See what happened next

One man laid off … one still unemployed … for being “too Catholic”.

[The job offer] couldn’t have come at a better time. Tim’s unemployment benefits were about to run out [he had been unemployed since July 2009]. He could hardly believe what the voice on the other end was presenting to him —  an offer to be a job foreman for at least 11 months, with a salary of $65,000 to $70,000 a year.

Perfect, Tim thought. Then came the bad news — he would be working on construction of a new Planned Parent­hood Clinic in St. Paul on University Avenue. The highest of highs became the lowest of lows as he quickly turned down the offer.

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Sorry Lucinda … you’re no Galileo.


An artist who had planned to create a sculpture from DVDs send out by Minnesota’s Catholic bishops said she was suspended from her position as the Basilica of St. Mary’s artist in residence. Lucinda Nayor’s project will take anti-gay marriage DVDs sent out to Catholics in advance of the November election and create a message of “creativity and hope.” While Naylor faces a setback at the basilica, she got a boost on Monday when other groups including one called Return The DVD, joined up with her project.

Naylor doesn’t want to dwell on the suspension from a position she’s held at the downtown Minneapolis basilica for 15 years, but says attention to it could help with her project. “It will draw more attention to the DVD to art project,” she told the Minnesota Independent on Sunday.

“Disappointed as I am by my suspension, I do not want to overly focus on it,” she wrote on her blog. “My primary focus remains on making a great piece of art.”

She said she was “startled and humbled to find that I join the ranks of people before me who been silenced or ousted one by one for disagreeing with the church.”

She added, “Maybe in 500 years, I, like Galileo, will get my suspension lifted.”

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MINNESOTA PROF PLEDGES TO DESECRATE EUCHARIST

July 10, 2008

MINNESOTA PROF PLEDGES TO DESECRATE EUCHARIST

Paul Zachary Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota Morris, has pledged to desecrate the Eucharist. He is responding to what happened recently at the University of Central Florida when a student walked out of Mass with the Host, holding it hostage for several days. Myers was angry at the Catholic League for criticizing the student. His post can be accessed from his faculty page on the university’s website.

Here is an excerpt of his July 8 post, “It’s a Frackin’ Cracker!”:

“Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers?” Myers continued by saying, “if any of you would be willing to do what it takes to get me some, or even one, and mail it to me, I’ll show you sacrilege, gladly, and with much fanfare. I won’t be tempted to hold it hostage (no, not even if I have a choice between returning the Eucharist and watching Bill Donohue kick the pope in the balls, which would apparently be a more humane act than desecrating a goddamned cracker), but will instead treat it with profound disrespect and heinous cracker abuse, all photographed and presented here on the web.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:

“The Myers blog can be accessed from the university’s website. The university has a policy statement on this issue which says that the ‘Contents of all electronic pages must be consistent with University of Minnesota policies, local, state and federal laws.’ One of the school’s policies, ‘Code of Conduct,’ says that ‘When dealing with others,’ faculty et al. must be ‘respectful, fair and civil.’ Accordingly, we are contacting the President and the Board of Regents to see what they are going to do about this matter. Because the university is a state institution, we are also contacting the Minnesota legislature.

“It is hard to think of anything more vile than to intentionally desecrate the Body of Christ. We look to those who have oversight responsibility to act quickly and decisively.”

Contact President Robert Bruininks at bruin001@umn.edu

School Harasses Minnesota Sixth Grader Wearing Pro-Life T-shirts

School Harasses Minnesota Sixth Grader Wearing Pro-Life T-shirts; Thomas More Law Center Files Federal Lawsuit

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

ANN ARBOR, MI — The Thomas More Law Center, a national public-interest law firm, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that it has filed a federal lawsuit defending the Constitutional rights of a sixth grader to wear t-shirts to school that express his pro-life beliefs.  The lawsuit was filed in the U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota against the Hutchinson Middle School located in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
 
The sixth grader, referred to in the lawsuit as “K. B.” because of his age, is a Christian who believes that abortion is the wrongful taking of an innocent life and a grave offense to the Law of God.

School officials, including the principal and several teachers, on over a dozen occasions during April 2008, told “K. B.” not to wear the t-shirts, publicly singled him out for ridicule in front of his classmates, removed him from class, sent him to the principal’s office, forced him to turn his pro-life t-shirt inside out, and threatened him with suspension if he did not stop wearing the offending pro-life t-shirts.

 During the period in question, “K. B.” wore three different t-shirts, all produced by the American Life League, a national Pro-Life advocacy group.  The t-shirts contained such pro-life messages as, “Abortion… growing, growing, gone, ” “What part of abortion don’t you understand?” and, “Never Known – Not Forgotten.”

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, commented, “This courageous young Christian was ridiculed and threatened by teachers for expressing his deeply held beliefs.  These school officials clearly violated the U. S. Constitution and the school’s own written Dress Policy which specifically states it is not intended to abridge the rights of students to express political or religious messages.”

The Thomas More Law Center is being assisted by Minnesota attorney Paul Taylor, an affiliated attorney with the Law Center.

Brandon Bolling, the Law Center attorney assigned as lead counsel stated, “The Supreme Court has held it permissible for public schools to limit student speech only when there is an actual and substantial disruption of school activity.  That is not the case here.  The only people who took issue with the Pro-Life t-shirts were the school’s employees — in fact, if any one caused any disruption, it was the school’s employees, by their constant public harassment of our client because they disagreed with his pro-life message.”

The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life through education, litigation, and related activities.  It does not charge for its services.  The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization.  You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.