Secular Protest At Catholic Church

Posted by Phil Ferguson on October 15th, 2012 – 5 Comments – Posted in Uncategorized

secular protest - PaprockiTwo weeks ago I shared a video of Illinois bishop Paprocki.  He talked about politics and the evil Democratic party.  Here is a brief recap of his points.

I am not telling you which party or which candidates to vote for…

That would be against the law…   However….

I am pointing out those [planks in the Democratic Party Platform] endorse intrinsic evils.

Intrinsic Evils, sounds bad….

I am saying that you need to think and pray very carefully about your vote because a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful  makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.

So, If you vote for someone (any Democrat) that promotes intrinsic evils (like, the planks in the Democratic Party Platform) you will burn in hell.  Uh, wait.  Sounds like he is telling you which party to vote for.

All this while not paying taxes

This was all in a video the catholic church put on-line.  However, if you try to watch the video on you tube you only get this…

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Once again the catholic church simply hides the facts when they get caught doing something wrong!

Thankfully, in this modern world, it is much harder to hide the facts.  Here is the freakin’ video that the church tried to hide!

Secular Protest

This video has upset a lot of people.  Now there are plans for a protest.  Atheist and religious people are uniting on this issue.  The catholic church (or any other church) should not be in the game of politics.  Each member is free to have their own opinion and they are free to express it and disagree with me.  However, religions should not tell all of their members how to vote.

The focus is razor-sharp on this protest.  This event is not a critique of the people or the teachings of the catholic church.  It is to protest the churches involvement in telling people how to vote and which party to vote for.  People of all religions and no religion are invited to join us for this important event.

The event is… “Buttress the Wall between Church and State”.  All people who value freedom of conscience are invited to gather and show their support for the separation of church and state!

Date:  On October 21st, 2012

Location:  The public sidewalk in front of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - 524 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL

Time :  Start at 9:15 and goes untill 30 minutes after the late service.

Some ideas for signs:

“People aren’t Pawns, Bishop!”
“If you want to play you have to pay!—Tax churches that play politics.”
“It’s a voting booth, not a confessional.”
“It’s supposed to be a SECRET ballot.”
“Don’t tell me how to vote.”
“Keep religion out of politics.”

If you can think of any other signs, put your suggestions in the comments below.

Please share this with your friends and join us if you can!

  1. Anne says:

    Some Sign Ideas:

    I’m not telling you which bishop is breaking the law.
    (with a picture of Paprocki in the background)

    Churches don’t pay taxes. They don’t deserve to vote.

    Proselytize Catholicism, not Republicanism

  2. Anne says:

    Thought of another one that I could carry, because the two priests I’ve asked have told me there’s no way to “revoke” or disavow my catholic baptism. (Kind of made me want to go pin my atheist credo to their front doors, but I digress.)

    Still a Catholic. Still not voting for a Republican.

  3. theAtheistAxolotl says:

    “No Representation without Taxation!”

  4. Janet Factor says:

    That’s a great one, axolotl!

  5. Nancy Morris says:

    It’s time for all churches to lose their tax exemptions and start paying taxes on contributions AND property. And religious hospitals that refuse treatment because it is in conflict with their Bronze Age beliefs should lose all government funding, regardless of level. Enough is enough!

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