The Colonic Catholics Are At It Again–Banning Breast Cancer Donations? Really?

jesusandmoabortion(Tip o’ the derby to Pharyngula for this one)

I call these people colonic Catholics because – well, they just need the shit cleaned out of their brains. For your weekly dose of outrage:

Bishop of Toledo bars assistance to Komen group

Toledo Catholic Bishop Leonard Blair has banned parishes and parochial schools from raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, citing concerns that the global anti-cancer giant may someday fund embryonic stem-cell research.

These sorts of idiocies cross my eyes. Seriously? Really? Stem cells? Why is this even a hot topic anymore for anyone with half a brain cell?

Mary Westphal, executive director of the Northwest Ohio Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and board chairman Angie Ash said they were “extremely disappointed” in Bishop Blair’s decision.

Should’ve just stated that you were pissed.

Bishop Blair, in his letter sent over the weekend to all priests and parishes in the 19-county Toledo diocese, stated that “at present the Komen Foundation does not fund” embryonic stem-cell research.

Which compounds the stupidity, not excuses it.

However, he said, “their policy does not exclude that possibility” and the foundation “may very well fund such research in the future.”

With that sort of ‘logic’, he may as well tell everyone not to drive combustion engine cars, because the proceeds may eventually promote Sharia laws in Middle Eastern countries.

And to heighten the stupidity, in the idiot’s own words:

Few of us remain untouched by the scourge of breast cancer. Whether among our families, friends or neighbors, there are a great many women in our country who confront this disease every day with tremendous faith and courage.
Researchers, physicians and medical personnel, using their God-given intelligence and skill, work very hard not only to provide healing of those who are afflicted, but also to find a cure. We are all familiar with the mobilization of effort in our country on behalf of this worthy goal.

Always with the appeals to an imaginary sky daddy.

One of the most widely known initiatives is that of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Many people participate in efforts to raise funds for this cause, including some of our Catholic institutions and schools.
While we want to do everything possible to support the search for a cure, sadly the landscape of medical research today is sometimes marred by the erroneous belief that research is not bound by moral norms rooted in faith and reason, as reflected in the teaching of the Church. That teaching holds, for example, that it is not morally acceptable to destroy one human life, even in its embryonic stage, in order to save another human life.

This fails on so many levels. A., faith is nothing more than fuzzy feel good crap, and reason triumphs over it in the real world, B., their holy book barely touches on the concept of abortion except that if someone harms a pregnant woman and she miscarries, the person causing the injury has to pay a fine to the husband, and C., a life in the embryonic stage hardly counts, and doesn’t count, via the 14th amendment, until it’s born.

For some time, moral questions have been raised from various quarters about the research funded by the Komen Foundation.

Ha! Catholics talking about morality! That’s a running gag nowadays.

The Bishops of Ohio have discussed this and have looked into the matter.

Christlation: “We muddled through our holy fairy tales, and decided against it. And will defend this with flowery, insubstantial rhetoric.”

As best we can determine, at present the Komen Foundation does not fund cancer research that employs embryonic stem cells. However, their policy does not exclude that possibility. They are open to embryonic stem cell research, and may very well fund such research in the future.

Which is none of your dog-damned business, is what it is.

They are also contributors to Planned Parenthood, which, though it may claim to provide needed medical services to poor women, is also the largest provider of abortions in our country.

Gotta watch these little snakes. ‘May claim’ my homesick ass. But the real problem is what most Catolicks have: the abortion issue. Although PP is one of the largest providers in the US, abortion is only 3% of the services provided. Regardless, it’s obvious that these control freaks in frocks want to tell everyone how to live (which is no surprise).

In order to avoid even the possibility of cooperation in morally unacceptable activities, the other Bishops and I believe that it would be wise to find alternatives to Komen for Catholic fundraising efforts.

The biggest conglomeration of pedophiles since NAMBLA think there’s such a thing as ‘morally unacceptable activities’? What a laugh.

For that reason, I am directing that in the fight against breast cancer, fundraising carried out under Catholic auspices, including our schools, should be channeled to our locally known Mercy Cancer Centers instead of Komen.

At least he’s not directing everyone to ‘pray the cancer away’. Because nothing fails like prayer.

One of the major problems we have, is that we let these assholes dictate to the general public how to act, what to think, and we honor the opinions of some dumb fuck in a frock because they’ve pretty much been in charge for centuries, and nobody in power’s got the gumption to tell these assholes their numbers up, their numbers are down, and their opinion’s for shit.

I really can’t say this often enough: fuck religion. It teaches discrimination, it teaches crazy horseshit, and it lets the nutjobs squeak by under the radar way too frequently.

Till the next post, then.

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17 Responses to The Colonic Catholics Are At It Again–Banning Breast Cancer Donations? Really?

  1. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Well, I’m proud to say…. I’ve already taken the opportunity to write this ‘piece of shit’ Catholic Bishop, Leonard Blair, a scathing letter, condemning him, his family members and his disgusting church. In my own life I’ve lost a grand-mother, a mother and an aunt to breast cancer, and now this piece of shit comes out with a ban like this… based only on the possibility that some day they might investigate the use of Stem Cells as a cure. This is more proof that this FUCKING church cares little for the Humans it ministers to. Like its’ ban on Condoms, to help stem the Spread of AIDS, and now this ban on contributions to a group that does only research to cure Breast cancer. The only thing this Fucking, “CURSE on the HUMAN Race” Church cares about is enriching itself and sticking to DOGMA…. It’s time to hasten this church’s demise……… If only I could witness the destruction of the Fucking Catholicass church during my lifetime, then I will consider my life to have been well lived.

  2. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Colonic Catholics…… is that another way of saying, “ASSHOLE” Catholics?????

  3. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Gee whiz…………….. how soon will the church issue a ban on fucking little boy’s asses??? As long as they’re into issuing bans……….

  4. Digital Atheist says:

    Might, might fund stem cell research? I might someday rob a bank, but should I be refused health care just because of what I might do?

    I find it hilarious–in the ironic kinda way–how religionists are sooooo militant about protecting a fetus, but don’t give a crap afterwards what happens to its health or welfare. Personally I think some of them should go back and re-read their bible and see how many times “god” commanded his people to slaughter some group to the last man, woman, child, nay, even the animals and the crops in the fields. Now tell me… in any fairly large population, is not some portion of the female sector gonna be pregnant when they are slaughtered? (the answer is YES by the way).

    God cared not about humans at any stage of their life, and it appears that these religionists care not about people’s quality of life at any stage once they are born. Cancer in any form is nasty work. I, like most any human around, have lost friends and family to this scourge. I really don’t give a flying fuck where a treatment comes from, as long as one comes. Go to your fairytale hell ya little child-raping amoral assholes.

  5. Sue Blue says:

    Fuck them and the cross they rode in on. Just….well, fuck them. I bet if Komen was a testicular cancer fund, they’d have no problem with that, because gawd knows that not a single Sacred Sperm must perish for any reason, ever. The Sacred Sacs must always be ready and able to impregnate women and keep them in their place, which is providing heirs for their men and plenty of kids for priests to molest.

  6. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Katholickass Church….. Go away…… you’re no longer relevant. People are becoming attuned to your pathetic ways, and damaging Dogma, and you’re being rejected, massively. Now why don’t you just go fuck yourself! And keep this in mind…. an organization without morals has no right to try to set the morals for anyone else….. ASS FUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. stardust says:

    Of all the things to piss me off recently, this one shoots to the top of my list. I have several friends and my boss all recovering or fighting through breast cancer. And mind boggling that superstition still stands in the way of research and cures in 2011. Catholic Church go away…yes. go away!

  8. ChuckA says:

    we’re having a National heat wave right now; and this fucking RCC Bishop Clown (Yeah…Python’s “The Bishop” shtick comes to my mind!) puts out a steaming pile of prize winning “Cognitive Dissonance” to FURTHER stink up the place.
    KA pointed out a whole bunch of that total lack of awareness in his Post; and now, with all the other Right Wing Bat-shit stuff, like Texas Gov. Perry’s upcoming August Prayer insanity, Bachmann’s (self-hating gay?) hubby pretending to pray away gayness, etc., I feel like I entered into some Star Trek-like holodeck; which has the title on the Existential Life Choice Menu:
    A Post-money-deposited Readout summary immediately comes up:
    “Your brain feels like it’s warping, you gradually start drooling, and feeling like you’re going to piss & shit in your pants…
    and you’re about ready to put on a ‘Depends’ diaper (which, incidentally, you DON’T have!); whilst realizing that you’re on the worst possible, fucking, insane planet in the Milky Way Galaxy; essentially run by a bunch of total idiot level inmates; who’ve just taken over…
    for the nth time in the planet’s history!
    Have Fun…you arrogant, self-deluded, totally anti-religious, self-flagellating, atheist asshole!
    It’s WAY too late! You’ve been suckered and dragged in, and It’s too late to make any other choice!…OH!…
    and of course, Dr. Kevorkian is dead…and you ain’t got any of the right kind of “exit drugs” or air-tight “self-deliverance” bags!
    And if that ain’t enough…
    we’ve already got the last of your fucking measly amount of available money!
    But, of course… :
    “Have a nice day!” 😈

  9. jimmer54 says:

    What a total fucking asshole.

    Catholics on the other hand can rest assured that Komen will not deny them help. Komen is bigger than that.

    OK then. Let me see if I get this correct then bishops everywhere ban catholics from participating in organizations that promote and fund stem cell research. Then they better leave California because we passed funding for that years ago and are currently vieing for top spot world-wide in stem-cell research. Can you imagine? No catholic church in Cali. I can dream can’t I?

  10. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Catholickass Bishops…… made from the shit that whales leave at the bottom of the Ocean.

  11. Robster says:

    We’ve got to realise that the only thing that matters to the catlick church is the process, through rapid reproduction, of getting more kiddies into a position to be indoctrinated into their funny club. You know, the one that thinks virgins can gan give birth, snakes can talk, 900 year old men can build a big boat for every animal on the planet and the rest of their repudiated nonsense. That’s it. No family planning, less wee catlicks, no condoms less wee catlicks etc. It’s transparent, their motivation that is. It’s not ‘coz they love life, they love that the living may be unfortunate to find themselves on one of their pewy things, putting money in the plate and by implication supporting methodical child abuse. Sick!

  12. Tommykey says:

    900 year old men can build a big boat for every animal on the planet and the rest of their repudiated nonsense.

    Actually, Noah was allegedly 600 years old at the time. And apparently after suriving the flood, Noah did nothing noteworthy. I guess once you’ve reached 600 years old, you’ve pretty much hit your peak.

  13. Tommykey says:

    Oops, meant to write “And apparently after surviving the flood, Noah did nothing noteworthy for the remaining 300 years of his life.”

  14. Sue Blue says:

    That’s right – it’s not enough to punish women for having uteri, now they’ve got something against boobs as well. Just because some breast cancer money might, through some arcane process, trickle into the hands of somebody who just might support actual science that uses – gasp! – human cells. Well, I’ll tell these stupid kiddie-rapers that even the mighty poop (er, pope) was squeezed out between shit and piss and had his first meal at a tit. Hell, according to their stupid book of fairytales, this even applies to Jesus (although I bet even Mary would have jumped at the chance for a safe medical abortion when the alternative was stoning for fornication if her family didn’t buy the “it was the Holy Spirit, honest!” story). God apparently couldn’t just poof himself into existence as a man; he had to go the whole route. Nothing gets done without the woman – and that’s the rub. Women have the power, and that just pisses these control-freaks off no end. Got to keep those sluts down, otherwise we’re nothing but a sperm delivery system. Got to convince her that every part of her fantastic body is shameful and disgusting. Got to tell her what to do with every part of it so she don’t get no fancy ideas. And of course, as long as she can do that amazing thing, let’s narrow the whole of her existence down to that, deny her humanity and individuality and turn her capabilities into a curse and a prison.

    Did I say “fuck them” already? Fuck them again. With a flaming cross, sideways.

  15. Digital Atheist says:

    No, no Sue,.. fuck them with a flamig crosss that has been folded until it is all sharp corners and stuffed up their religions anal orificies with a full grown seguaro cactus… in the middle of a blazingly hot southeastern summer with lots of salty sweat for lube. (never mind the hot tobasco sauce used as additional lubrication).

  16. youareyourowngod says:

    Oh i thought banning the use of condoms(saying they we against God and his ideas) was the extreme. This competes…

  17. Saint Mark the X-catholic says:

    Well…everyone is in the right mood, now make your sign demanding that all Christians who have committed adultery be put to death, and walk on down to you local catholic church this Sunday and stand at the parking lot entrance (behind a barricade of course). That should draw the attention of your local news!

    I have a few sign suggestions;
    “God hates adulterers, it is in his top ten list”
    “Adulterer stoning projectiles sold here, 3 sharp rocks for a dollar”
    “If your catholic and your divorced, the facts show one of you is an adulterer”
    “If you mate is an adulterer, no need for a divorce lawyer…God says you can kill them”
    “God says adulterers should be killed…so the priests can have your children”
    “There is no commandment about stem cell research (or gays, or abortion…take your pick) But there are several against adultery”
    “Hold Christians to their beliefs, and let them legally kill the adulterers amongst them”

    Have any others??

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