Sometimes bad reporting on the Catholic Church is just plain funny for being so bad.
And nowhere is the full impact of the Knights of Columbus’ efforts felt than in the fight against awarding same-sex couples marriage rights.
In what turned out to be the largest total contribution from a single organization, $1.4 million of the Yes on 8 campaign’s coffers came from the tax-exempt Knights of Columbus, based in New Haven, Connecticut. The Catholic Church operates its legislative efforts through the little understood entity, of which nearly all Catholic bishops and priests are members.
Whaaat? “The Catholic Church operates its legislative efforts through the little understood entity”? I guess there is a red phone for the special line between the Pope and the Supreme Knight to discuss their strategies for legislative efforts.
Obscure Catholic group
On its Web site the group proclaims itself as “the strong right arm of the Catholic Church.”
To LGBT activist Jerry Sloan, the group is “an obscure and uniquely tax-exempt insurance company acting under the guise of a fraternal order.”
Rather, one IRS qualifier for the tax-exempt code states, “membership must be limited.” Like the priesthood, the Knights of Columbus membership is restricted to Catholic men. (Oh No! But rather ironic criticism from a male homosexual activist) Among those men are “almost every, if not all, bishops and most priests,” explained Korten.
I don’t know the percentage of Bishops/Priests are part of the KoC, but this sounds like hyperbole.