Wednesday, May 19, 2010

From the "Abbie Hoffman's Great Political Plays of the 1970s" file

According to Deacon Keith Fournier of Catholic Online, members of an LGBT activist group, Rainbow Sash, are planning to disrupt Pentecost Masses at cathedrals across the nation, with particular emphasis on Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral, the apostolic seat of Cardinal Francis George OMI, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

In fairness, Rainbow Sash’s own press release doesn’t say anything about disruption. They merely say they plan to enter cathedrals wearing rainbow sashes. But according to “American Papist” Thomas Peters, Rainbow Sash has in fact disrupted masses before.

Apparently the way to spread the gospel of love and tolerance is to make a public jackass of yourself and profane the Eucharistic celebration? Oh yeah, that’ll change hearts and minds. While you’re at it, why not stage a sit-in and sing several repetitions of “Kumbaya”?

UPDATE 5/24/10:
Yup, they entered the cathedral. Wearing rainbow sashes. And that's it.

So sorry for the melodrama, folks. They went into church. And life went on.