So, apparently, certain of the clergy are freaking out about Obama being voted president, and are saying that
Roman Catholics who voted for him should do penance, and not receive communion until that penance is completed.
This is, of course, over abortion. Let's just put that out there right now.
I am too angry right now to even write everything that I am feeling at this moment. I am also disappointed.
I think I am done with the Catholic Church.
I was shocked during mass Sunday morning, when our priest, who I had respected very much, said some things that he shouldn't have about the topic. I wanted to stand up and challenge him, but it would have been inappropriate.
And now I am thinking that this is what has to happen. For far too long, these men in Rome have dictated to women what we can and cannot do. It is not a matter of abortion, it is a matter of control.
For the clergy in the Catholic Church to try to tell us that voting for Obama is something to be ashamed of is unconscionable. It cannot stand.
One has to wonder at the contradiction provided here. Let's see... how many years of war, how many billions of dollars that could give the children of this country health care, an education that does more than prepare them for a life of "do you want fries with that?" or "How many grams did you need?" or "Where's my money, bitch?" How many kickbacks to corporations, how many cries of "we have to deregulate!" or "we need smaller government!"
How's that working out for you?
America spoke on November 4th.
It's time the Catholic Church to understand that sometimes, the best person for the job may not be the one who tells you what you want to hear.
I've lost something this week that will never be recovered.