The latest addition to Time Against Humanity's links is The Meandering Mind of a Seminarian. When you read and see Rev. Mr. Dana Christensen's two-part report on the Catholic pro-life witness of St. Louis seminarians at a recent Death Party rally for CINO Senator John Kerry and the latter's predictably anti-Catholic response, you'll know why. In fact, you may wish to start at the beginning—although it would be hard to go wrong anywhere on this blog, as far as we can see.
Here are a few highlights that don't begin to do justice to Mr. Christensen's must-read, first-hand account:
Last evening a group of [about 25] seminarians dressed in clerical attire... and laity gathered to offer a pro-life witness at the Kerry/Edwards Debate Watch Party and Rally held at the America's Center downtown St. Louis.
...A young lady claiming to be a staff member of the Kerry/Edwards campaign approached. She asked to see the signs, so we showed them to her. As soon as she realized that the signs said things such as "You CAN'T be Catholic and pro-choice. She said that we would be unable to enter with the signs. I produced a document from the ACLU that said otherwise. At this point we began to be accosted by various Kerry supporters. They were right up in my face, screaming and yelling. With their arms flailing they informed me that I was not welcome there....We remained calm and prayerful.
...I told her that we would leave our signs outside. She said no. I told her that we would say nothing, and that we were not there to cause a disruption or harm to the Senator, and that if we did cause a disruption they could remove us. She said no. I asked her what evidence they had that we were going to cause a disruption, at which time she fell silent because there was no evidence. Up until this time the only disruptions were those cause by the Kerry supporters themselves, all we did was stand silently in prayer. I pressed her on this issue, but she could not give an adequate answer. They had no grounds for expelling us other than the fact that we were wearing roman collars. They knew our very presence would challenge Senator Kerry's position on Life issues and the wanted to avoid that, even if it meant squelching our freedom of speech and freedom of expression. So much for the Democratic Party being a party of understanding and diversity.
Again, you'll want to read every word of bothparts of this eye-opening report—and if you don't, you should!
Editor's Note: As a Catholic husband and father (and former seminarian), I am encouraged to see future priests stand up for our Holy Catholic Faith as did the saints of old. My prayers, as I am sure yours, are with them. Why not let them know?
Ongoing commentary by the editors of CatholicKerryWatch
Sen. John Kerry stands with Kate Michelman (right) President of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Since 1995, Michelman's group has given Kerry a 100% rating for his voting record to defend abortion.