Monday, February 18, 2008

Most Holy Redeemer Update

Sorry about the obscenity, but this story must be told.

The "Inter-Club Fund" held its annual Awards Dinner at Ellard Hall in Most Holy Redeemer Church last Saturday, February 16. They have held their awards dinners at MHR in the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2008.

The photo below is of one of the "Alameda County Leather Corps 'Monks'" at the "Golden Gate Guards 2000 "Run." Both groups are members of the "Inter-Club Fund."

For photos of these awards dinners, go here first, then here to see 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007.

It is unbelievable that such an organization would be allowed to hold its events in the hall of a Catholic Church.

The "Inter-Club Fund" is an organzation made up of seven member clubs:

The Alameda County Leather Corps, and here. One of their "monks" is shown in the picture above.

The Defenders (an Affiliate of "Dignity USA" who call themselves a "Catholic leather club.")

The Golden Gate Guards, go here first, then here and here. The picture above was taken at their 2000 "run."

Did the Archdiocese know about this event? If not, why not?

The MHR/Inter-Club Fund relationship has been known for a long time. The February 16, 2008 Awards Dinner has been publicized for months.

If they did know about it, why did they let it happen?

At many of the previous "Inter-Club Fund" Awards dinners, Assemblyman Mark Leno was in attendance. Not sure if he was there on Saturday. Mark Leno annualy sponsors legislation to legalize same-sex "marriage" in California. That's a "non-negotiable" issuse for Catholics. At MHR its probably "non-negotiable" too. From the other side.

Posted by Gibbons


Anonymous said...

I believe that the Catholic Church should not condone or allow same-sex marriage under the orthodoxy that it now follows. But I also think that if the Catholic Church involves itself in a political fight, essentially against non-Catholics, it should lose its tax-free status. I am a man legally married to another man. I'll stay out of your church craziness; you stay out of my life.

Anonymous said...

What a sad, angry person you show yourself to be. None of the love that Jesus taught us. ... Yes, the awards dinner looks inappropriate for a house of worship, but you need to remember that the long history of hurtful actions by church executives on loving gay relationships has forced a skewed reaction. God bless the good people at Most Holy Redeemer for fighting the good fight of Jesus Christ himself during these dark times of bigotry and hatefulness.

Gibbons in SF said...

Anonymous 2:55 PM:

What do you find about the Inter Club Fund's awards dinner that "looks inappropriate"?