Breitbart is reporting that the White House is insulting the Pope and the Vatican by inviting a parade of folks who disagree publicly and strenuously on fundamental Church teaching. And these aren't just quibbles. We're talking disagree pretty major league big time.
In a stunning show of political indecorum, Obama has invited a series of individuals who publicly flout Catholic teaching, including a pro-abortion religious sister, a transgender woman and the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, along with at least two Catholic gay activists.
The first openly gay Episcopal bishop who married and divorced a man, Gene Robinson, will be there. Wow. They couldn't even find a Catholic?
A woman who now says she's a dude but still likes men (does that make her gay now?) will also be present. Mateo Williamson is the former co-chairman of the Transgender Caucus for Dignity USA.
Sister Simone Campbell, a strong advocate of Obamacare, will also be there. I'm so tempted to make the "they couldn't even find a Catholic?" joke but that would be uncharitable. So I won't.
ANd then this from Breitbart:
An intermediary for several of the invitations to greet the Pope was Vivian Taylor, a 30-year-old male transvestite who acted as Executive Director of Integrity USA, a homosexual and transgender activist wing of the Episcopal Church, until last March.Oh good. Sounds like a gay old time.
“A few months ago I received an invitation from the White House to attend the reception for Pope Francis,” Taylor told CNS News. “I was told I could bring several friends with me,” adding that he is “glad we can bring some LGBT representation to the event.”
I wonder if Obama will present Pope Francis with a cd of his speeches.