Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kulturkampf: former Rapid City cleric praises sacking of married Lesbian

Charlie Chaput is one Roman Catholic archbishop leading the assault on the White House. He is a short guy (not to mention a Two-Spirit of the first order) who entered seminary to dodge the draft, avoided service in Vietnam, and served as bishop of Rapid City from 1988 to 1997.
Margie Winters had taught at Waldron Mercy Academy for eight years. She was fired from the Catholic private elementary school in Merion Station after a parent wrote a letter complaining about her marriage to Andrea Vittori. Chaput told the National Catholic Register in 2013 that members of “the right wing of the church” have generally “not been really happy about” about Pope Francis.
Read it here.
Chaput is a professed Capuchin and has a reputation as an outspoken conservative. A member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe, he is the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States, and the first Native American archbishop.
Bill Blankenship of The Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal:
Chaput didn’t grow up in the Potawatomi culture, but he told The Topeka Capital-Journal in 1998 when it named him a Kansan of Distinction that in the Diocese of Rapid City where more than 40 percent of Catholics are American Indians, he discovered his own native roots.
Being six feet under makes Chaput a crusader for kulturkampf and an unlikely defender of marriage equality.

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