ACTION ITEM! Petition about the “Catholics are a hate-group” petition

Yesterday I posted about a petition to the White House to get the Catholic Church declared a “hate group” because of Catholic teaching on the instrinsic evil of homosexual acts. Never mind that the Church has not said that homosexual people are evil.

In any event, I read this over at Catholic Vote:

[N]ow there’s a petition to designate the people who made the first petition as a hate group.

My wife says we could turn the other cheek, and she’s probably correct.

But it is kind of funny to call the haters haters.  So, let’s turn the other cheek, but also quickly, as we are turning, call them hateful bigots and then finish by turning the other cheek.

Let’s see if we can get 25,000 signatures before the anti-Catholic bigots can get their signatures.

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  1. VexillaRegis says:

    I wish you Americans good luck. Perhaps all priests should mention this petition from the pulpit on the coming sundays?

  2. jmvbxx says:

    I’m not American but I don’t think a counter petition is the solution. As Catholics all we can do is pray and guide, or in this case speak loudly and clearly about what our true message is. It deeply saddens me that people really feel that our Catholic (universal) Church is anything but loving.

  3. Frank H says:


  4. rodin says:

    Cathy–thank you so much for that quotation from Bishop Sheen. (I still think of him as Msgr. because he was a part of my childhood.)

    No one could say it better.

  5. Faith says:

    May I re-post this on my blog?

  6. RuralVirologist says:

    It looks to me as if anyone can start a petition about anything. I just did. Does this actually impact on what the White House eventually does?

  7. Fr Jackson says:

    I have to wonder – like RuralVirologist above – about the value of “petitions” on “”. Let me throw a guess out there that this website allowing anonymous accounts and free postings could be simply a Machiavellian way of channelling people’s energy into what they think are useful endeavors – after all, you are more content once you’ve clicked the “sign” button on a petition you like, right? Perhaps at best this site may be a way for some White House aide to take the temperature of one little section of the US population, namely those who like online petitions.

  8. letchitsa1 says:

    I dunno if it really even matters, but I signed it anyways. I found the whole thing rather amusing.

    Personally, I would love to get a straight answer (pun not intended) from the homosexual activists about one thing: are homosexuals who oppose gay marriage also homophobic bigots?

  9. chonak says:

    Shows you how much the anti-Catholics know. The government doesn’t publish a list of hate groups.

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