Monday, December 1, 2008

Nutball Catholic Church Must be Stopped

The Rev. Joseph Illo, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Modesto, Calif., has told parishioners in a homily and in a follow-up letter that if they voted for Barack Obama, they should consider going to confession because of the president-elect's position on abortion.

"If you are one of the 54 percent of Catholics who voted for a pro-abortion candidate, you were clear on his position and you knew the gravity of the question, I urge you to go to confession before receiving communion. Don't risk losing your state of grace by receiving sacrilegiously," Illo wrote in a letter dated Nov. 21.

This is the kind of putrid bullshit that religion brings. It is mind control and the attempt to control people's actions and even their vote. Vote for this guy or you might go to hell! What stupidity!

And even more offensive than just making these type of stupid statements is that they then pass the collection plates so that the sheep attending these services can donate their money to pay for the lawyers to defend the pedophile priests. Hey, now there is something that could get you sent to hell (if one actually existed) - pedophilia... not voting for Barack Obama.

Fuck the "reverend" Joseph Illo up the ass with a white hot tire iron.


klatu said...

If you want to stop and even being down this 'nutball' catholic church, and a bit more besides, the means to do so exist and a movement has already started. And at the risk of sounding even more incredulous, it's easier done that said!
Check the link:

Ceroill said...

Here's a somewhat refreshing article from a Kentucky newspaper...well, part of it is refreshing anyway:

Atheists sue to take God out of state's terrorism law
By John Cheves -

An atheists-rights group is suing the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security because state law requires the agency to stress "dependence on Almighty God as being vital to the security of the Commonwealth."

American Atheists of Parsippany, N.J., and 10 non-religious Kentuckians are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, set to be filed Tuesday in Franklin Circuit Court.

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Edwin Kagin, a Boone County lawyer and the national legal director of American Atheists, said he was appalled to read in the Herald-Leader last week that state law establishes praising God — and installing a plaque in God's honor — as the first duty of the Homeland Security Office.

The state and federal constitutions both prohibit government from getting involved in religion, Kagin said Monday.

"This is one of the most outrageous things I've seen in 35 years of practicing law. It's breathtakingly unconstitutional," Kagin said.

Gov. Steve Beshear's office had not seen the suit and therefore had no comment, spokesman Jay Blanton said.

The requirement to credit God for Kentucky's protection was tucked into 2006 homeland security legislation by state Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louisville, a Southern Baptist minister.

"This is recognition that government alone cannot guarantee the perfect safety of the people of Kentucky," Riner said last week.

Riner said he expects Homeland Security to include language recognizing God's benevolent protection in its official reports and other materials — sometimes the agency does, and sometimes it doesn't — and to maintain a plaque with that message at the state's Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort.

In the suit, American Atheists argues that Homeland Security should focus on public-safety threats rather than promote religion. The suit notes that the federal and state homeland security agencies were created as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by Muslim fundamentalists, and it refers to those attacks as "a faith-based initiative."

The plaintiffs ask for the homeland security law to be stripped of its references to God. They also ask for monetary damages, claiming to have suffered sleeping disorders and "mental pain and anguish."

"Plaintiffs also suffer anxiety from the belief that the existence of these unconstitutional laws suggest that their very safety as residents of Kentucky may be in the hands of fanatics, traitors or fools," according to the suit.

G said...

They sort of lose their credibility when they start seeking monetary damages for the mental and emotional anguish.

csm said...

Asking for monetary damages is a bit ludicrous. But maybe hitting the pocket book is what it will take to mitigate some of this religious craziness.

Anonymous said...

Hey Reverend ass fucker, stick to f--king little boys in the ass. You got away with that one, because your fucking Poop protects you. You need to go to confession way before your parrishioners. And shut your fucking mouth about how people vote, or start paying taxes. Fuck the Katholicass Church...THE ENEMY OF MANKIND and the PLANET! NO Abortion, NO birth control, NO sex education.... but, we love you. WHAT A LINE OF SHIT THAT IS! People should start storming churches, throw the ass-fucking priests out, and turn them into apartments for the homeless.


Csm, do you have an alter ego? Dr. Csm and Mr. Anonymous, maybe? ;)

Verification word: pressful

csm said...

Nope, Bawdy, that is definitely not me. Surely you know that I would add a little more class to my posting (even if it were littered with fucks and asses)...


You have been known to get, how should I say...apoplectic, when the subject of religious conviction rears it's head on this blog of yours. Besides, just havin' a little rib-pokin' fun with ya.

csm said...

That's cool... ribs duly poked.

Ryan West said...

I'm really getting bent out of shape reading everyday about religious assholes interjecting themselves into our government, schools and public discourse. Makes me sick.

csm said...

Howdy Ryan. Welcome. Stick around here because we discuss that kinda stuff all the time here at The Serenity of Reason.