Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Official Hate- Obama Names Pope-Basher to Faith-Based Initiative Board

More Pope bashing, this time courtesy of the Administration. Of course it has once again shown the true colors and sorry state of journalism in that very few have bothered to quote the Pope accurately regarding the condom statements or examine the possibility that he is right and he is.

Here is the link to the previous story on the matter.

CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama has named to the federal government’s faith-based initiative a gay-rights activist who, last month, described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as “discredited leaders” because of their opposition to same-sex marriage.

Harry Knox, who is a newly appointed member of Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual activist group.

In addition to his remarks about the Pope, Knox also criticized the Catholic Knights of Columbus as being “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression” because of the Knights’ support of Proposition 8. The latter was a ballot initiative that amended California’s state constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman, and passed in November 2008.

Knox told CNSNews.com that he “absolutely” stands by his criticism of the pope. "The Pope needs to start telling the truth about condom use," Knox said on Monday, Apr. 6. "We are eager to help him do that. Until he is willing to do that and able, he's doing a great deal more harm than good -- not just in Africa but around the world. It is endangering people's lives.”

On Mar. 19, Knox told the San Francisco-based gay newspaper The Bay Area Reporter, “The Knights of Columbus do a great deal of good in the name of Jesus Christ, but in this particular case [Proposition 8], they were foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression.” The newspaper further reported: “Knox noted that the Knights of Columbus ‘followed discredited leaders,’ including bishops and Pope Benedict XVI. ‘A pope who literally today said condoms don't help in control of AIDS.’” (more)


Delirious said...

Hey, if you would like to join our apples 2 apples blog games, let me know and I'll add you. :)

eulogos said...

Of course, on a population basis, the Pope is absolutely correct on this issue. On an act by act basis, condoms reduce the risk, but some risk remains, and since the use of condoms increases risky behavior, overall, condoms do make the problem worse. However fellows like this Knox have an unstated subtext of , "given equal numbers of sexual acts, because on no account could we ever expect people to reduce those."

I came over here from Red Cardigan's blog but haven't yet read her 'Why Catholic' post.
When you said you answered it...does that mean...?
Where is your answer?
In Christ,
Susan Peterson

eutychus said...


Thanks for stopping by. There are actually a couple of folks who post here (though it is me mostly)and it may be MC who said he had answered. I oculd not find where I had said that. Its entirely possible that I DID say that as I suspect I am still a bit foggy from yesterday's sedatives.

I don't think I have answered yet at least not in a public forum. Perhaps I will soon, though I can guarantee my meager attempt will be puny compared to theirs.

eutychus said...


"fellows like this Knox have an unstated subtext of , "given equal numbers of sexual acts, because on no account could we ever expect people to reduce those." "

You are right. The subtext is that we are animals and should not be expected to respond any differently.

eutychus said...


Thanks for the invite. Though its a bit intimidating amongst such a clever group I did offer a definition in the latest game. Great fun and gets the creative juices flowing.