Belated Rosie Award Winner for Last Week: Sen. Patrick Leahy
And the winner of last week's Rosie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Anti-Catholic Commentary is:
(pictured with some friends *)
Here's what put the "honorable gentleman from Vermont" over the top:
Reaction [to the Pope's comments regarding pro-abortion politicians] from Catholic politicians who support abortion rights was swift throughout North and South America.Senator, it's one thing to threaten to divulge (and actually follow through on divulging) state secrets because a President you don't like has certain foreign policy positions you don't like. But it takes a special kind of anti-Catholic bigot (usually, a liberal Catholic one) to threaten the Church with prosecutions on a completely unrelated matter because a Pope you don't like reiterates a Church teaching you don't like with respect to abortion.
In Washington, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a Catholic, acidly compared the pope's comment to the church's record of protecting priests accused of sexually abusing children. [ED.: You lose, Sen. Leahy.]
"I've always thought also that those bishops and archbishops who for decades hid pederasts and are now being protected by the Vatican should be indicted," he said.
For all you do, Sen. Leahy, this Rosie's for you.
* Caption for top photo: Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., talks to Human Right Campaign President Cheryl Jacques on Capitol Hill after Democrats defeated an attempt to amend the Constitution to ban gay marriage. Bishop Jane Dixon is at right. Associated Press photo by Dennis Cook.
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