In this upcoming election, the bishops have called on Catholics to protest the Obama administration’s efforts to curtail religious liberty.
The days between June 21 and July 4 have been dubbed “A Fortnight for Freedom.”
One of my favorite EWTN hosts Johnette Benkovic wrote glowingly about the upcoming protests. I, of course, will be taking part in any protests. I’m stoked. But there are some major problems facing Catholics, namely that Catholics are the worst protesters in the world.
1) You ever see the Occupy Wall Street protests? Those folks are angry. I mean spittin’ mad. Catholics aren’t really good at anger. You ever been to a pro-life March? There’s more smiles and sing alongs than at a Barry Manilow concert. Occupy Wall Streeters are liable to bum rush a police station. Catholics pray the Stations of the Cross. I just can’t imagine Bishop Lori turning over a Chevy Volt in protest, can you? You get that on YouTube and you’ve got a viral hit on your hands, my friend. Come on, Detroit Red Wings fans turn over cars when their team wins a playoff game and we won’t do it when Obama torches the Constitution? I’m not saying we should. I’m just saying that we should maybe act like we’re ready to. Let’s make the administration remember who invented the Crusades and the Inquisition, punk.