Scapegoating has nothing to do with Gospel Values in the GOP Presidential Campaign

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The Rainbow Sash Movement believes Jesus had more to say about hypocrites than he did about Gay Marriage. What do the current GOP Catholic presidential candidates and Archbishop Dolan have in common? All appear to be violating one of Jesus Christ’s dictums “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”

Rick Santiourm as early as 2005 blamed the people of Boston for the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) delivered a personal rebuke to Santorum on the Senate floor, saying “The people of Boston are to blame for the clergy sexual abuse? That is an irresponsible, insensitive and inexcusable thing to say.”

Newt Gingrich has a track record of marital infidelity that spans his life. Now he wants to be the standard bearer of Marriage fidelity in this country, and walk over the constitutional rights of Gay People. We understand the Christian concept of forgiveness and reconciliation. But does that apply to a sexual addict, or is it more complex?

Certainly forgiveness would call for such an addict to enter a program to deal with his illness rather than allow him to sweep it under the rug of a Presidential campaign. Addiction is a disease and until Gingrich shows a willingness to deal with this in a counseling program or seven step program all his claims to the contrary will be meaningless.

Archbishop Dolan supports both of these candidates because of their opposition to Gay Marriage. His position on the clergy sexual abuse scandal is that it is secularism fault, and the Catholic Bishops of the United States should not be held accountable for the sexual addictions of his priests. Like Gingrich and Santiourm, Dolan believes the clergy sexual abuse scandal was a liberal conspiracy to attack the moral conscience of the Catholic Bishops.

The Rainbow Sash Movement believes it is far better that our communication with God be a private matter, and not something we roll out in public. Clearly these three men are frail human beings in need of both forgiveness and reconciliation. Or are they attempting to use religion to bleach the truth from their own culpability in this matter. Scapegoating has nothing to do with Gospel Values.

Jack Anderson
Rainbow Sash Movement

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