New York Times Columnists Support the Nuns, Tell Bishops to Back Off


By: Scarecrow Monday April 30, 2012

A lot of Americans, Catholic or otherwise, were offended, even outraged when the Vatican presumed to lecture America’s nuns about being too devoted to helping the poor and insufficiently obedient in spreading blatantly discriminatory Vatican doctrines against gays, contraception, and the whole question of women’s place in the church.

Catholics were especially shocked at the overtly male attack on the respected nuns and appalled when the Vatican assigned an out-of-touch American Bishop to start an inquisition attempting to silence the organization representing 80 percent of American nuns.

As the Dad says in the Eddie Murphy comedy, “this is America, Jack,” and folks here are not fond of foreign rulers, let alone religious potentates, presuming to tell them what to believe. It just struck a lot of folks as being not just out of touch but unAmerican.

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