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Twin Cities Archbishop Refuses To Give Gay Students Holy Carbs

Some 25 students from St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict approached Twin Cities Roman Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt at St. John’s Abbey’s evening mass last Sunday and were refused holy communion — because they were wearing rainbow buttons and sashes as some sort of statement on the church’s position on The Gays. (Surprisingly the students were not part of the larger Rainbow Sash Movement.) It’s not the message, the church says, but the act: any signs of political protest are not welcome so close to Jesus.

By:           JD
On:           Oct 6, 2010
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  • 13 Comments
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Christian Love. “We hurt you to show how much we care.”™

      Oct 6, 2010 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pc
      pc

      Ironic, since Archbishop Nienstedt himself seems to have a major case of the “gay face”.

      Oct 6, 2010 at 9:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Drake
      Drake

      The Arch-Asshole loves believes in closets.

      Oct 6, 2010 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      One of the very few cases where a Priest didn’t want to give “something” to a student…………..

      Oct 6, 2010 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      Why would anybody want a dry stale cracker and a sip of sour wine anyway?

      Oct 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NAP79
      NAP79

      This obvious old queen would rather give them a protein shake than a stale carb chip. Look at this bitch! Totally gay.

      Oct 6, 2010 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      Another dangerous and deadly bully.

      Oct 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sam
      sam

      Wasn’t Jesus all about peaceful political protest?

      Oct 6, 2010 at 7:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CJ
      CJ

      This is total bullshit. I received communion while wearing a “Close the SOA” headband (SOA = School of the Americas, where the Army trains Latin American soldiers in torture, etc.). Not to mention, guys at my Catholic school receive communion in “Pro-Life” shirts every time we have Mass.

      I guess they meant political causes the Catholic Church doesn’t support. As previously stated, total and complete bullshit, as is typical of the church to which I formerly belonged.

      Oct 6, 2010 at 7:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex Sarmiento
      Alex Sarmiento

      Holy communion wafers are the most disgusting edible thing on the face of the planet. What the hell are they made of? Some form of awful Styrofoam on crack? I choked on one at my First Communion. I haven’t had one in years. The last time I went to a church service was four years ago (Disciples of Christ), and they had the good decency to have ACTUAL bread. And they had grape juice in place of the wine.

      Oct 6, 2010 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rrrrrrr
      rrrrrrr

      big closet case, trust the sources from Minneapolis.

      Oct 6, 2010 at 10:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      We need to do something about the rampant homophobia in the white church.

      Oct 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      Yeah…..I’m not sure I understand anyone who actually believes that a vanilla wafer represents Jesus, but w/e

      Oct 8, 2010 at 4:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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