A reader sent me a link to this story.
March 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The
Rainbow Sash Movement, a homosexual activist group, announced their
plans to protest Pope Benedict XVI’s opposition to homosexual behavior
during his April visit to the United States.
The RSM plans to throw ashes at the Pope, because “ashes are an ancient
and appropriate greeting for a sinner who has caused the Church so much
division and pain,” stated the movement.
“We will also be greeting him with whistles; these were used by the
Polish People to show shame for the violation of human rights by the
Communist Government prior to the end of the cold war,” added a RSM
“We are a community of Catholic GLBT along with our allies who work for
change in the Church. To continue to hide our identity only enables
shame and homophobia. We are committed to working from within
the Church,” says the movement.
Somehow I think they got this whole
concept backwards. Traditionaly ashes were worn as a
sing of our sin and contrition. We don’t throw ashes at
others because we think they they are in sin and don’t have contrition.
By this silly logic counter-protesters could throw ashes at
the Rainbow Sash Movement. Previously they have made a Sash
of themselves and they continue to make an ash of themselves. But I
guess their backwards concept makes change because instead of changing
themselves and growing in holiness, they have decided that the Church
There press release is rather ironic since
they are upset about the clergy abuse scandal which they said was
caused by clericalism. Yeah clericalism caused the 81 percent
of sex crimes against pubescent boys (Ephebophilia).