So last week, I highlighted a number of news stories that show just how rotten the Catholic Church can be when they use their beliefs to defend their discrimination. One of those stories was about a preschooler kicked out of a Catholic-run school for having lesbian parents.
The archdiocese defends these actions with the same old syllogism: 1) No sex outside marriage, 2) Marriage = man + woman, therefore 3) We hate gays. It’s not that they blatantly hate gays, they just inherently hate gays because of these other beliefs they have. Otherwise, they’re so loving!
It’s beyond me how you can use logic to defend beliefs; it doesn’t get much more oxymoronic than that. Then again, I learned how to think logically, so it’s pretty tough for me to sink back into that circular reasoning that keeps beliefs going.
At any rate, Bill O’Reilly recently had Father Jonathan Morris from West Palm Beach on to reiterate this same old bigoted nonsense. The amazing thing? O’Reilly, a Catholic himself, defended the lesbian couple! Has O’Reilly gone round the bend? Did Glenn Beck push FOX News so far right that O’Reilly popped out back on the other side? I doubt it. I’m certainly in no rush to praise O’Reilly, but I’ll give credit due when it’s due. He actually makes a pretty good argument. I’m sure his audience benefited from hearing him offer such a fresh perspective, especially when addressing such a smarmy priest. Check it out: