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Author: rmhj Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 436646  
Subject: Chris Kluwe takes on the Archbishop Date: 10/9/2012 7:18 PM
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And in classic style.

http://blogs.twincities.com/outofbounds/2012/10/08/out-of-bo...

I read your views on gay marriage in the Star Tribune, Archbishop Nienstedt, and it fills me with great sadness and regret that a steward of the Catholic Church on this Earth feels the need to take a stance of oppression, intolerance, and fear. Surely, is this not what Jesus spoke of when he said, “Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by his fruit”?

How can we reconcile our version of the Catholic Church as salvation to the sick, the needy, the poor, when we must also bear witness to the Catholic Church as oppressor, tormentor, and executioner? Where, in all of Jesus’ teachings, did he ever say to deny the humanity of other human beings; where did the Son of God proclaim that mortal Man knew God’s will; where, pray tell, did Jesus ever say to harden your heart against those who may not be exactly the same as you?


rj
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Subject: Re: Chris Kluwe takes on the Archbishop Date: 10/10/2012 11:04 AM
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Chris Kluwe is awesome!

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Author: rmhj Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 410674 of 436646
Subject: Re: Chris Kluwe takes on the Archbishop Date: 10/10/2012 12:46 PM
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saunafool: Chris Kluwe is awesome!

Yup. He was on NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! last week, and not only answered all three questions correctly (one before being given the choices), but he was very funny.

After reading a few of his essays, particularly this latest, I went and googled 'Chris Kluwe Jesuit', and sure enough he went to a Jesuit High School. Whatever the faults of the RCC, the Jesuits do teach people how to think, write, and argue. No wonder the RCC isn't so happy with them...

rj

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