Skip to comments.Knights of Columbus issue a pitch-perfect response to the anti-Catholic bigotry to Senators Hirono..
Posted on 01/01/2019 9:18:04 AM PST by jazusamo
Full title: Knights of Columbus issue a pitch-perfect response to the anti-Catholic bigotry to Senators Hirono and Harris
Readers of American Thinker ( here, here, and here) are familiar with the appalling religious test for office that seems to be lurking in the questions submitted in writing to a nominee for a federal judgeship by Senators Hirono and Harris. In sum:
In a series of questions sent to Buescher, Hirono asked whether his membership in the Knights of Columbus would prevent him from hearing cases "fairly and impartially" and, if confirmed, whether he would end his membership in the organization.
"The Knights of Columbus has taken a number of extreme positions," Hirono said in the questionnaire. "For example, it was reportedly one of the top contributors to California's Proposition 8 campaign to ban same-sex marriage."
Harris meantime, in her questions to the nominee, called the Knights of Columbus "an all-male society" and asked the Nebraska lawyer if he was aware that the group was anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage when he joined[.]
The Knights have responded with dignity, honor, and (best of all) an open hand. Hat tip to Paul Mirengoff for bringing their open letter to my attention. I doubt that either senator is capable of shame, but if they were, they would surely be resolving to leave this bigotry behind in 2019.
Here is what the local Capitol District, Washington, D.C. chapter of the Knights wrote:
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Dear Senator Harris, Senator Hirono, and respective staffs
Greetings from your local, Capitol Hill-area Knights of Columbus Council, Patrick Cardinal OBoyle Council 11302! We recently read about statements which expressed the fear that the Knights of Columbus held many extreme beliefs. It is our great pleasure to assure you that this fear is not grounded in any truth. The Knights of Columbus in general, and OBoyle Council in particular are dedicated to the three fundamental principles of charity, unity, and fraternity.
In the past few months OBoyle Council has worked with local parishes including St Peters (House-side Catholic church) and St Josephs (Senate-side Catholic church) to raise funds and give away over $4,000 worth of coats to neighborhood children, collect soda and beer can tabs to donate to the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute which helps the developmentally disabled, and collect diapers and other supplies for new mothers in need. Over the course of the past year we donated an ultrasound machine to a clinic, picked up trash around Nationals Park, and donated supplies to a local school. We do all this as well as social gatherings and spiritual events. We hope this list of activities help to assure you that we are simply a group aiming to do Gods work while building friendships.
We wish to formally invite you all to join us for any social or charitable event. In fact, this February we are doing the Polar Plunge to raise funds for DC Special Olympics. You and anyone you know are more than welcome to join us either jumping in the cold water or sponsoring our team. Our teams page can be viewed at https://give.specialolympicsdc.org/kofc. Additionally, if any Catholic men on your staff are interested in joining OBoyle Council for charitable and social events they can find more information on our website at https://oboyle.dcknights.org/ and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KofC11302/. If you have any further questions or concerns please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Thank you for this opportunity to write to you. We pray that you have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
-Cardinal Patrick OBoyle Council 11302 of the Knights of Columbus
Capitol Hill, Southwest Waterfront, and Navy Yard of Washington, DC
Well, it looks as though 2019 is off “to a good start” with these two reprobates! I had hopes that 2019 would be a better year than 2018, but it looks like that’s not likely to be the case.
Hirono, the skank, doesn’t deserve a response. Only scorn and to be ignored for her ignorance.
Marxists are anti-any religion not just the Catholic one. They preach that religion is the opiate of the people and want the state to supplant it. It is basic to them.
American Thinker postings are limited to 300 words or half the article.
I agree, she probably doesn’t understand the response anyway.
Good for KofC.
I think that these two Senators hold extremest positions against people of the Christian faith.
As a Judeo-Christian founded nation, should elected officials be expected to pass non-bigotry against Christians test, as a qualification to represent Americans?
Of course, the Clintons and Obama were at one time against same-sex marriage. That was the default position in America. It wasn't even controversial for a couple centuries.
I have an observation which is, of course, no shock to those of us here at FR, but still ...
In any political system there will be debate:
Should we change the tax rate by X or by Y?
Should we spend money to replace Z or should we keep what we have?
Should we try to have more A or less A?
The Democrats today now think that anyone who takes a political position which differs from the current Democrat position is basically a war criminal. Anathema. Someone to be shunned and ostracized. This sort of dehumanization is critical before the purges and show trials can begin.
The basic psychology of the Left is consistent over many, many years. It always ends in an attempt at mass murder.
KoC: Proof-reader is your friend:
“We wish to formally invite you all to join us for any social or charitable event.”
“Additionally, if any Catholic men on your staff are interested in joining O’Boyle Council for charitable and social events they can find more information on our website...”
One of my friends is a member.
He is a lifetime vfw member too.
I saw him Friday at the vfw post and I jokingly said to him about the “knights”
I said you all some kinda secret society down there but “we” know what yall up too :)
Well, maybe not THAT major but Kamala will be off the Judiciary Committee as the Ds lose one seat there.
He should have said...”we PRAY for you”!!! THAT would have their ATHEIST HEADS EXPLODE!
There are many additional Democrat Senators who are CINOs (Catholic in name only) who agree with Harris and Hirono more than with the K of C.
KoC: Proof-reader is your friend:
We wish to formally invite you all to join us for any social or charitable event.
Additionally, if any Catholic men on your staff are interested in joining OBoyle Council for charitable and social events they can find more information on our website...
sharp eye, there!
I totally missed it.
what do you expect from a totally volunteer organization in DC?
maybe they could use your help?
As to the extremist remarks by Hirono and Harris I say they are the extremists for advocating the murder human beings and promoting perversity.
No one ever comes away evil by being a faithful church attender.
Denominations, schmenominations .... if you listen regularly to a man talk to you about God and Godly things, the bank account you draw from is clean money.
Well if it were the “Knights of Morocco” they might have a gripe but, they’re mere Catholics and NOT a protected class.
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