Let’s jump right on in!
Full disclosure – a bitch is not Catholic. I’m not even a former Catholic. So, outraged Catholic Anonymouses can just skip the bullshit about how I need to say five Hail Mary’s and then blah blah and blah. I was raised Baptist…we don’t roll that way.
A bitch stumbled on an article published on the anti-choice anti-knowledge freakishly inaccurate website LifeSiteNews.com (wince…yes, I know…but if a bitch can’t suffer a fright the day before Halloween something is wrong with the world). The article’s title, Abp. Dolan: American Catholic Leadership against Abortion Redeems Laxity against Slavery, caused chills to run up and down my spine.
Oh HELL no!
Please tell me these motherfuckers aren’t going to go there…like they keep going there over the Holocaust.
And the choir said… “But Shark-Fu, you know these antis can be trifling!”
And a bitch responded… “True, true…sad and true.”
I read on.
And damn it all to hell if New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan didn’t write the article in Catholic New York Online citing the Constitution’s prior acceptance of slavery as one reason to dismiss the constitutionality of abortion rights.
Knowing that when the Catholic Church brings up slavery they are bringing up something they ignored, in many cases supported, advocated for in certain situations and damn sure profited from….cough…Dolan made sure to acknowledge that in his own special insulting as hell way.
LifeSiteNews.com quotes Abp. Dolan…
"Our faces blush with shame as we Catholics admit we did so little to end slavery," … "but we can smile and thank God that the Church has indeed been prophetic, courageous and counter cultural in the right to life movement."
Pause…allow to marinate…continue.
Dolan went on to emphasize…
"The most pressing life issue today is abortion," … "If we're wrong on that one, we're just plain wrong."
Just in case no one bothered, allow a bitch to confirm that you are indeed the very definition of wrong.
“Our faces blush”
Glad to know Abp. Dolan’s response to his church’s history on slavery is the same as it would be if he were to emit a fierce stankified loud as hell fart in the middle of mass.
Lawd, have mercy!
Yeah, yeah, yeah… "two wrongs don’t make a right" jumped up into my head on this one too.
But my mind kept circling back to the premise of Dolan’s argument that the Catholic church fucked up it’s response to slavery but will redeem itself through it’s work against reproductive freedom…and my Afro began to throb and pulse in pain…not just because I’ve HAD IT with antis making slavery and Holocaust analogies, but because…well, the truth is…
SLAVERY STILL EXISTS, DAMNIT!
As a matter of fact, states with large port cities…for example, New York…play a key role in modern slavery.
I even found several articles featuring Catholic efforts to address the issue of modern slavery…so Abp. Dolan could even get ‘bout the bitness of leading by example on this abomination from within the church…
…instead of repeating past sins while praising the faithful for working to create a world where the wages of not being a "good Catholic" are disease, struggle and death.
But that would be too much like right.