From the Washington Times (the sane paper of the Capitol city):
Chick-fil-A still ruffling [Chicago alderman] Proco Joe Moreno’s feathers
By Peter V. Bella [retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur. WDTPRS likes retired cops... a lot.]
CHICAGO August 3, 2012— Chicago aldermen are not known for their intelligence, [And we're off to the races!] intellectual abilities, critical thinking, or even horse sense, the sense horses have that keep them from betting on humans.
1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno proved that by trying to argue, through the media of course, with Cardinal George of Chicago’s Catholic Archdiocese. Proco Joe definitively proved any simpleton could and does get elected to office in Chicago. [Pace H.L. Mencken, no Chicago pol ever lost office by underestimating the intelligence of his constituents. Pres. Obama is, if I recall, a Chicago politician. His values included promoting infanticide. Now they include openly attacking the Catholic Church as he promotes his culture of death agenda.]
“Recent comments by those who administer our city seem to assume that the city government can decide for everyone what are the ‘values’ that must be held by citizens of Chicago,” Cardinal George wrote on the Archdiocese of Chicago’s blog Sunday. [HERE]
“I was born and raised here, and my understanding of being a Chicagoan never included submitting my value system to the government for approval. Must those whose personal values do not conform to those of the government of the day move from the city?”
To which Moreno responded:
“It’s unfortunate that the cardinal, as often happens, [As often happens... how? To whom? ] picks parts of the Bible and not other parts,” said Chicago Alderman Proco Joe Moreno in response to Cardinal George/Chicago Tribune, who added that he was raised Catholic in western Illinois, [At a subsidiary of post-Vatican II Am-Church, I'll bet.] attended a Catholic grade school and was an altar boy. Moreno said he now occasionally attends church. [And yet Moreno says, above, "as often happens", suggesting that Card. George, and not just a generic "people out there", proof-text from the Bible. No doubt this ex-altar boy (There's a credential to impress!) hangs on every word the Cardinal writes and utters.]
“The Bible says many things,” Moreno said. “For the cardinal to say that Jesus believes in this, and therefore we all must believe in this, I think is just ingenuous and irresponsible. The God I believe in is one [Did he really write that? Ah the fruits of a Catholic edyucashun!] about equal rights, and to not give equal rights to those that want to marry, is in my opinion un-Christian.” [Do the parts of that sentence ... never mind.]
All you need is the “blessing of the boys”, an ancient sacrament of the Holy Democratic Crime Family better known as the Democratic Machine. A mind is not necessary in the mindless machine.
It is evident Proco Joe never read the Bible, [Which clearly, resoundingly, condemns homsexual acts.] let alone paid attention in whatever parochial school he claims to have attended. It is apparent that Proco Joe picks and chooses what he believes in, except for the one true faith, the one religion, the one gospel – the Chicago Democratic Machine.
It is the theology of “money power”.
So Proco Joe sold his soul to Beelzebub and converted to the Democratic Chicago Way, the only true religion in Chicago. Their bible preaches vileness, avarice, greed, corruption, and criminality. Those are and always have been the values of Chicago politicians.
Money is power, power is money. That is the Chicago Way. The more money politicians amass they can run for reelection, they can also contribute to each help each other, and they amass more power.
If Chick-fil-A wrote a big check people would be stunned how fast Proco Joe could shove tasty chicken sandwiches down his gullet.
Let’s now start the count-down!
“But Father! But Father!”, someone will interject. ”That’s a mean way to talk. You conservatives are mean meanies. I thought you were supposed to love people? Isn’t it time to tone down the rhetoric”?
No. It isn’t.
Why should they get a free pass to say anything they want in the public square? Why do they just get to kick faithful Catholics and the hierarchy with impunity? If they kill us – and it will get to that point – then we can be martyrs. Until then, we can and must defend ourselves.
And the only time liberals ever talk about toning down the rhetoric is when they are losing the argument.
No. These liberals who demonize the Church for teaching the truth do not get a free pass.