Sunday, April 20, 2008

Us, Catholic Charities, and the BAR...

"Bay Area Reporter" that is. (motto: "Serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trasngender Community since 1971.")

Our brothers and sisters over at the BAR did a story/interview on my (Gibbons) article in California Catholic Daily, describing the extent to which CCCYO has become a homosexual activist organization. They also covered my letter to the Archbishop and priests of the archdiocese pleading with them not to attend the CCCYO April 11 fundraiser, due to the honoring of George Marcus and Levi-Strauss, Inc.

Considering that the BAR takes a diametrically opposed point of view, the article was reasonable and reasonably courteous. They did mistakenly credit both the CCD article and the letter to Fr. Malloy and Gibbons, when they were both the work of, and signed by, Gibbons alone. We forgive their confusion, since this blog has entries mostly by Fr. Malloy but sometimes by Gibbons, (which say, like this one: "Posted by Gibbons" at the bottom.) They have more or less corrected this.

And they described the letter to Archbishop Niederauer as an "attack." A letter respectfully pleading with a person not to do something can hardly, in good faith, be called an "attack."

They also said I "concoted" a "gay mafia" at Catholic Charities. That's like being accused of "concocting" a Sicilian mafia in Palermo. I encourage readers to go here and examine the evidence.

Finally they did not print my favorite answer to one of their questions. So I'll print it here:

BAR: "To some people I have spoken to it seems to them you are "obsessed" or "fixated" on both Catholic Charities' leadership and Most Holy Redeemer church. How would you respond to such criticism?"

Me: "You left out USF!"

Posted by Gibbons

*For the origin of the "Gay Rome" tag, go here. It's at about 1:14 into this audio of a USF seminar, held at (where else?) Most Holy Redeemer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why these people remain Catholics. If you can't stand what the Church teaches, why not become a Unitarian or Episcopalian?
Keep up the good work Gibbons/Fr. Malloy. Too bad no one seems to be listening.