A prayerful witness to the Evil Party

A prayerful witness to the Evil Party

Last week, I posted a notice from Deacon Dana Christensen, a seminarian from St. Louis, who was part of an organized protest of Catholics at a Kerry event there. Well, you should read both parts of his report on the reception they got (part 1, part 2).

It’s about what you’d expect from Kerry supporters: hatred, vile insults, assault, and so on. (I do have to make one point: Being denied entrance was not a violation of their First Amendment rights. The First Amendment applies to the government, i.e. the government cannot censor your speech. But the Kerry campaign, as a private organization, is free to rent out a public space and only allow those it wants to be allowed in. After all, if the Pope were celebrating Mass in the same arena, we’d expect anit-Catholics to not be allowed entrance either.) Still, I commend these Catholics for standing up for the faith and providing a good witness. If only the rest of America could see the differences between the two sides. On the one hand, calm, prayerful witness and on the other, a display of moral and personal corruption that would make most Americans think twice about being in the same camp as these people.

[Thanks to Earl for the link.]
Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
2 comments
  • I read the articles… what can you say?
    At any rate, I just heard a really good one.  I was watching the news France 2, the regular news from France and the newscaster, after giving the campaign news said “John Kerry parle comment_date_gmt>
    Great post for great heroic people.  Their action took faith and courage.  If more Catholics had this kind of faith and love, commitment and guts, we’d be a strong voice for moral values in this society.

  • Great post for great heroic people.  Their action took faith and courage.  If more Catholics had this kind of faith and love, commitment and guts, we’d be a strong voice for moral values in this society.

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