Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Self-Absolution

Kathryn Jean Lopez:
Joe Biden is vice president in no small part to his Scranton altar-boy cred.

Lopez abetted the Catholic Church's attempt to get away with sex crimes against altar boys. She does not get to say "altar boy" ever again. To paraphrase Albert Brooks:

Please do me a favor. Don’t use the word. You may not use that word. It is off-limits to you. Only those who did not rape altar boys may use it. And don’t use any part of it either. Don’t use “altar.” Don’t use “boys.” You’re in a church, you can point - the priest is standing behind a marble table. And … and … you are girls or things.

7 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

He's vice president to altar-boy cred?

Susan of Texas said...

Evidently the deciding factor in Biden's elevation to VP is the fact that he was an altar boy. Who knew?

Ben said...

Saddle up.

A group of nuns representing 80% of US sisters is being formally reprimanded by the Church for, among other things, "focusing its work too much on poverty and economic injustice, while keeping 'silent' on abortion and same-sex marriage."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/us/vatican-reprimands-us-nuns-group.html?_r=2

KWillow said...

Don't you know the church's sex-scandal was all the fault of DIRTY HIPPIES of the 60's?

Hippies are to blame for everything! Ever!

Lurking Canadian said...

You know, when pope Benny said he wanted the Church to be smaller, I just thought he meant he didn't want "cafeteria" types like me.

I never thought it meant he was going after nuns. Attacking nuns for being insufficiently devout is hardcore, man.

Susan of Texas said...

Not devotion--obedience.

By the way, does anyone know that George Weigel is on the Board of Advisors of Bill Donohue's Catholic League? Along with Larry Kudlow, Katie O'Beirne, Michael Novak and Alan Keyes.

DocAmazing said...

Too much president, not enough vice.