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.