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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Another missed teaching moment

Remember the "gay" Catholic Worker guy who was kidnapped in Iraq?

Well, summer camp he was supposed to work on has been given the kibosh by the Knights of Columbus, which funds the camp.

Now I happen to agree that the Knights are wise to Mr. Loney's very publically proclaimed homosexual agenda, and that this is -- 'ow you say? -- problematic to say the least vis a vis a leadership role at a youth camp. As the ones who write the check, they have the right to say yay or nay.


Does the spokesman for the Knights have to come off like a blunt-spoken jerk? What's the net message here? If you're going to cancel the entire camp experience for everyone else, at least you could try and communicate to Mr. Loney and his supporters exactly why homosexual behavior is sinful, why Loney's presence would certainly constitute promotion of said behavior, and why no camp might just be preferable than one that casues confusion or scandal.

I can see the headline now: "Gay Catholic Kidnapped by Muslims in Iraq, Persecuted by the Church in Canada."


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