Originally Posted by katl8e
What ever happened to "hate the SIN, love the SINNER"? As usual, a religious organization doesn't practice what it preaches.
While "officially" the RC Church's stance on matters such as these is hate the sin, love the sinner, in reality it's hate the sin, SHAME the sinner. I'm glad this young woman stood up for herself.
While I've always noticed how the church sees women as second class citizens, it really hit home for me years ago when my goddaughter made her communion. As the boys and girls stood in line to receive, the boys were called on first, all the boys, then it was the girl's turn. What ever happened to boy-girl, boy-girl. I'm pretty sure that's the way it was done in my day.You damn well better believe I pointed this out to my goddaughter, and at now 18 she still remembers me telling her, that she is/was as important as the boys, even if the Church did not see it that way. It may seem like a small example, but it spoke volumes to me--"in this church men are more important."
The only good thing to come out of this story about the girl from Alabama, is that the Roman Catholic Church, gets more negative press...I say bring it on!