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ESPN to Manny Pacquiao: Stop Defending 'Cruel, Untrue' Catholic Church
News Busters ^ | 5/19/12 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:50 AM PDT by marshmallow

ESPN's Grantland website jumped on the bash Manny Pacquiao bandwagon on Thursday by giving a platform to a homosexual activist, who predictably trashed the Catholic Church as she took the Filipino boxing sensation to task for defending traditional marriage.

Writer Laurel Fantauzzo ripped the "the Church's cruel, untrue dictates about me," and promised if he didn't "evolve" like President Obama, "I'll simply have to sigh wearily and turn away from you, the way I've turned away from all of the idiotic bigots I've come across in my life, carrying a cross or a heavy book or a Constitution."

In her post, "An Open Letter to Manny Pacquiao From a Gay Filipina American," Fantauzzo wasted little time before targeting the traditional Christian teaching against homosexual acts. Even as she dropped many references to the strong Catholic culture in the Philippines, she all but admitted that the Church was her enemy because of what it taught:

...I know, though, that you [Pacquiao] also don't want me to be married. I know you think this is a perfectly reasonable, justified stand to take against me. You're like a lot of Filipinos: Catholic. Powerfully, post-colonially Catholic.....

I've stood in front of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church that you pray to after each fight...I've felt the power and the grace of it. I get it....When you grow up Filipina — or Italiapina, as I did — your parents give you Catholicism as a kind of heavy gift. A centuries-old guide for every life transition a human can go through. Birth, death, the burden of any wrongdoing, and, yes, marriage. But as I grew older and realized the dreaded word applied to me — lesbian — I realized the Church was what I'd have to feint and duck; the Church's cruel, untrue dictates about me....

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
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1 posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:56 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow; FatherofFive
I'm glad I didn't die...and that I survived to this day, when more people in my life decry you than support you for wanting to prevent my marriage in the name of some cold, removed Church and God

One small question: Why has every single state, including California, that has put he choice up to the people, voted against Gay marriage?

If what she is saying is correct why aren't we seeing this passed by the electorateisntead of my legislators?

2 posted on 05/21/2012 8:05:58 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: marshmallow

Why is it not ever pointed out that today’s progressiver movement holds still the same stance that they did back in the days when they revived and championed the KKK? The KKK was heavily anti-Catholic back in the days when the progressive movement championed them. Hugo Black who institutionalized ‘Separation of Church and State’ was a progressive (appointed by progressive icon FDR) and also a KKK lawyer.

The media loved trying to tar the TEA party with the tag of racism but fail to point out that the progressive movement is still targeting the same groups that it did back when it championed the KKK. The KKK was anti-Catholic and anti-Traditional values and todays progressive democrat is no different today.

How is it that we are being lectured by a abunch of progressive KKK democrats on how to redefine civil rights? Now they want to claim that being black is equal to being a homosexual? The progressive movement is still up to their same old games.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 8:07:34 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: marshmallow

**’Cruel, Untrue’ Catholic Church**

And what about all the martyrs in
Rome
England
Vietnam
China
Mexico
France
Poland
Rwanda
current Middle East
and my list of countries could go on and on — even martyrs here in the United States.

Catholics didn’t kill these people — others did — sometimes — actually many times — it was government who did this.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: verga
Every state that voted against gay marriage did so with voters...that is, USUALLY a small percent of people OVER 21 and INTERESTED in the culture of our society.
The system works because the young don't vote much and the uninterested don't vote because they just don't care beyond flapping their gums.
Just an opinion.
5 posted on 05/21/2012 8:15:44 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: TheBigIf
Why is it not ever pointed out that today’s progressiver movement holds still the same stance that they did back in the days when they revived and championed the KKK? The KKK was heavily anti-Catholic back in the days when the progressive movement championed them. Hugo Black who institutionalized ‘Separation of Church and State’ was a progressive (appointed by progressive icon FDR) and also a KKK lawyer.
The media loved trying to tar the TEA party with the tag of racism but fail to point out that the progressive movement is still targeting the same groups that it did back when it championed the KKK. The KKK was anti-Catholic and anti-Traditional values and todays progressive democrat is no different today.
How is it that we are being lectured by a abunch of progressive KKK democrats on how to redefine civil rights? Now they want to claim that being black is equal to being a homosexual? The progressive movement is still up to their same old games.

We are being lectured by the media...owned and operated by left wing communists in "pubic spirit" clothing.

6 posted on 05/21/2012 8:17:44 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: marshmallow
Wouldn't it have been grand if ESPN stuck to sports, and not politics?

Now they are destined to die.

7 posted on 05/21/2012 8:19:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: marshmallow

Rich to ESPN: Stop encouraging your staffers to be boring, sanctimonious leftist twits.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: marshmallow

The cruelest thing the Catholic Church did was to let the homosexuals infiltrate the priesthood.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 8:21:19 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: Salvation
**’Cruel, Untrue’ Catholic Church**
Catholics didn’t kill these people — others did — sometimes — actually many times — it was government who did this.

Puleeze, Salvation, you are such a stickler for details! :o)

10 posted on 05/21/2012 8:23:28 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: marshmallow
Why does a sports network give a platform to a feminine crackpot, who wants to bash a legitimate sports hero, simply because he disparages that, which under any light, is a pure oxymoron--a self-contradiction in the use of language. (People of the same sex are physically incapable of consummating a marriage, if you understand what marriage--as it has always been understood--means.)

The Leftists in the ESPN management need some form of come-upance. This sort of drivel does not take anything away from the boxer being targeted, of course, but why should legitimate sports fans, seeking to follow their favorite sports, be subjected to this sort of silly annoyance?

If I was a stockholder in Disney (the parent company), I would make an issue of this.

William Flax

11 posted on 05/21/2012 8:24:55 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: marshmallow
"I realized the Church was what I'd have to feint and duck; the Church's cruel, untrue dictates about me...."

Look, an organization doesn't like you and thinks your behavior is wrong and sinful. So what? The Democrats treat me the same way for owning a small business. :)

I didn't try to change the Democrats, I just joined another group.

12 posted on 05/21/2012 8:27:39 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: chopperman
The cruelest thing the Catholic Church did was to let the homosexuals infiltrate the priesthood.

Amen to that.
I remember those days of "tolerance." Do you think that the Catholic Church is still doing that?

13 posted on 05/21/2012 8:27:49 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Lazamataz
Wouldn't it have been grand if ESPN stuck to sports, and not politics?

You are much too kind to them. This is not politics but intolerant Leftist fantasy--and utterly naked intellectually. (And unlike the Emperor's parade in the "alltogether," shouldn't have to wait for an honest little boy to say so.)

Cheers!

William Flax

14 posted on 05/21/2012 8:29:24 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: cloudmountain
Do you think that the Catholic Church is still doing that?

Doing what? Letting faggots into seminaries?

No.

15 posted on 05/21/2012 8:31:49 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Ohioan
Why does a sports network give a platform to a feminine crackpot, who wants to bash a legitimate sports hero, simply because he disparages that, which under any light, is a pure oxymoron--a self-contradiction in the use of language.

Because ESPN and Bill Simmons are BO/leftist bootlickers...just like their comrades in the MSM.

16 posted on 05/21/2012 8:31:51 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: chopperman

The lack of public discipline as concerns public Catholics who support and facilitate abortion publicly is a scandal that will be looked back on as dwarfing the homosexualist priest scandal, in my opinion.

Any how this makes me like Manny P.

Freegards


17 posted on 05/21/2012 8:36:26 AM PDT by Ransomed
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Separated at birth

18 posted on 05/21/2012 8:36:46 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Ohioan
ESPN is PC Central...roughly a week ago; MLB had a 'breast cancer awareness day' or some such nonsensical observance...many players caved to political correctness, and were swinging PINK BATS at the plate. It was probably one of the busiest days in sports history as ESPN moderators/censors were removing/blocking any comments criticizing the pink equipment provided by MLB.

Rick Reilly is a punk. Just wanted to say that.

19 posted on 05/21/2012 8:39:38 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: marshmallow
From the article:

Laurel Fantauzzo was a 2011 Fulbright Scholar to the Philippines. She's currently an Arts Fellow at the University of Iowa Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction program. Ladies, she's also currently single.

I know it's lunchtime EST, but b-a-quadruple r-f. That's barrrrf..

...so the folks at ESPN would rather embrace queers than Catholics? Wow.

20 posted on 05/21/2012 8:49:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jane Long

If Mr. Simmons wants to show solidarity with the queers; maybe he could take up a part-time position with J. C. Penney’s...they could sure use the help.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 8:52:58 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Maybe he lent his “expertise” to their (JCP’s) latest ad campaign. We see how that worked out for them ;)


22 posted on 05/21/2012 8:58:14 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: marshmallow

espn has lost vision of what it is supposed to be about. sports.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 9:01:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: marshmallow

I sure won’t lose any sleep if Laurel turns away from me!


24 posted on 05/21/2012 9:32:22 AM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: marshmallow

I “carry” the constitution, a heavy book and a cross; go ahead and turn away from me. See how much I am harmed by your actions. Others like me will turn away from you and your employer. Let’s see how that works out for you.

By the way, you freaking hypocrite, you wouldn’t like it if others told you how to live and what to say. But you are doing that to others with impunity.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 9:39:02 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marshmallow.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 10:44:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Salve

The Holy Church, who is not your enemy, but a path to Lord, that Church, that allows you to meet with The Lord, that Church you call in such disrespectful way, is only one and one only. And is Mystical.

I see, anger, hatred coming from person, who like raging lion wants to have his way, no!!! You will not have your way, for there is only One Way, One Trough, One Road, Real one. You are not in positions to challenge written laws giving to humanity long before you existed, neither you should act in matter of absolute admiration of sin.

Church doesn’t hate homosexuals or others, it hates the sin tha is committed against God is in full knowledge of the Soul.

You are committing grave sin, as 1 Against Eternal Father, Son and Holy Spirit, attacking Church, you are attacking Mystical Body of Christ, that is you, slopping The Lord in your pride and arrogance against Holy Trinity. I pray for your soul, but wake up, for time is short.

Merci


27 posted on 05/21/2012 2:20:55 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: cloudmountain

“Do you think that the Catholic Church is still doing that?”

Benedict XVI has banned them, and the American hierarchy may go along with it because it cost them millions by letting them in.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 3:00:55 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2
Benedict XVI has banned them [homosexuals], and the American hierarchy may go along with it because it cost them millions by letting them in.

Let's HEAR IT for the Panzer Pope!!
The American hierarchy took vows of obedience. Let's see if they obey their Pontiff.

29 posted on 05/21/2012 3:43:44 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: marshmallow
she's a "filipina"

googling found this:

Laurel Fantauzzo currently lives in Quezon City, Philippines. She feels equally at home in Brooklyn, NY and Iowa City, IA. Her Tagalog is slowly improving.

she lives in Quezon City, but doesn't speak Tagalog?

Maybe because she was born and raised in Ventura County California.

link.

Laurel Fantauzzo was raised in Ventura County, California and graduated from La Reina, a private Catholic high school for girls. In addition to writing fiction, she has written for a sketch comedy troupe, worked as a freelance journalist in New York City and the Philippines, and served as assistant editor for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. She worked for two years as a restaurant reviewer for New York Magazine online, and has contributed to AfterEllen and Go Magazine, among other publications. She also founded the popular We Are Not the Enemy photo blog in response to California’s Proposition 8. Currently she is at work on a young adult novel and a collection of comedic essays. Laurel attended the University of California, Santa Cruz and Sarah Lawrence College for her undergraduate work. She was awarded an Iowa Arts Fellowship in 2010 and will pursue an MFA in nonfiction at the University of Iowa.

Translation: She's Californian, with an Italian name who probably has a Filipina ancestor and is promoting hate speech because she is a professional lesbian.

30 posted on 05/22/2012 12:20:11 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: marshmallow
AH but I found why she is now living in Quezon city: She is doing a hit job on Jolibee (the local McDonalds) and is having her research paid for by a "Fullbright scholarship".link
31 posted on 05/22/2012 12:22:31 AM PDT by LadyDoc (U)
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To: marshmallow

can any of you guys put a comment on newsbusters and tell them she was brought up in California and can’t even speak Tagalog?

It hasn’t hit the Philippine papers yet, but I agree with Michelle Malkin: This outcry against Pacquiao is so fast and so furious it looks like it was coordinated and was probably already planned before Pacquiao came to the US.

I’m not sure if it is to diss the Philippines for many folks here not wanting to legalize abortion in the up coming RH Bill (which Pacquiao is backing the bishops, not the president here), or if it is to try to “educate” Pacquiao what will happen if he runs for president in the future and crosses his orders from the US and the NWO types.

(Pacquiao is a Senator and I suspect if he runs later for president, he will win).

the writer may be eligible for dual citizenship if her mother is a filipina, so I guess you could call her a Filipina, but if she can’t even speak the language, and was brought up in California, then I say she knows little or nothing about the Philippines.


32 posted on 05/22/2012 12:47:25 AM PDT by LadyDoc (U)
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To: marshmallow

Perhaps it’s time ESPN had some conservative competition.


33 posted on 05/22/2012 3:19:27 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: marshmallow

SZonian to Manny...keep your faith brother, no matter what the sodomists “preach” from their bully pulpits.

//signed//
a Gracer


34 posted on 05/23/2012 10:01:09 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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