Bill Cork defaming me

Bill Cork defaming me

I accuse Bill Cork of defaming me and bearing false witness, and he should apologize and delete the reference from his website. In this post on, what else, The Passion, he writes the following:

If you don’t think this is necessary, read this post by Dom and the comments following. Catholics are ignorant about Catholic teaching on this subject. They think it can be covered by a paragraph from the Catechism or a rhetorical jab at “liberals” or “ecumenists” or the “money-grubbing Jews at the ADL.”

Not once did I refer to “money-grubbing Jews at the ADL” and neither did any of my commenters. In fact, I repudiated anti-Semitism by those who would accuse Jews under the old stereotype of being greedy. Yet, by placing the two sentences together and enclosing the insults in quotes, he infers that I or someone on my site said those words. That’s not true.

That’s a low tactic, Bill, and unworthy of Christian discourse.

Update: Bill has apologized and said he did not intend his statement to apply to me. He said he will re-write the original blog entry to clarify his meaning.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
4 comments
  • I’d be inclined to agree that I should ignore it, except that in many ways, failing to defend yourself against scurrilous charges can be interpreted as an implicit admisison of guilt. Thus, my response.

    Plus, my server logs show that at least 40 people following Bill’s link from that entry to my site yesterday, so I know at least some people are reading it.

  • He is projecting his opinion on an entire conversation and by doing so is he not only taking it out of context but implying that all posters think and act and “make rhetorical jab(s) at rities and there is no discussion of God to welcome all faiths, but there will be sex ed!!! Well, not if I can stop it. mamatheresa

  • As of this spring Virtus became required in the Diocese of Arlington for all people who work with children in its parishes.  There was a lot of objection to it in our parish.  Thankfully, our D.R.E.  refused to participate in it and expressed her concerns over it.  Unfortunately, she has lost her job because of it.  There has been a lot of division in our parish; those who object to Virtus vs. those who object to those of us who object to it!

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