June 4, 2012

RIP Richard Dawson, LDS Moms March, Cardinal Flees To Ireland

Richard Dawson 1932-2012
Richard Dawson 1932-2012

Monday’s News Roundup:
  • Richard Dawson, the loveable TV game show host, died this past weekend.
  • Over 300+ active members of LDS churches participated in Sunday’s LGBT Pride parade.
  • The lying bigoted NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan fled the country for Ireland, and blamed the NY Times and the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) for having no credibility - so he will not answer their “groundless and scurrilous charges.”



Richard Dawson 1932 - 2012


Richard Dawson, the popular former host of the television game-show Family Feud, died from complications related to esophageal cancer this past weekend. He was 79 years old.
Dawson was known for kissing and charming the female contestants on Family Feud, and the television viewing audience fell in love with him in the process. He was the host of the show when it premiered in 1976, until 1985. He returned to the show in 1994 and 1995.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer,” Gary Dawson said in a post on his Facebook page. “He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered.”  
Dawson was born November 20, 1932, in Gosport, Hampshire, England, as Colin Lionel Emm. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines for three years before starting his career as a stand-up comedian in London — changing his name along the way.
In the early 1960s, he appeared on television shows including “Steve Allen” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” but it was his performance as a military prisoner in the film “King Rat” that led to his role as Cpl. Peter Newkirk, a cockney prisoner of war, on the CBS sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” his son said. It was that role that introduced Dawson to American audiences.
Thanks for the memories Richard Dawson. Rest in peace.

VIA KPLR News



Mormons building bridges at Sal Lake City LGBT Gay Pride.


Mormon Mom’s and Dad’s Marching In Salt Lake City Greeted With Cheers And Tears


Over 300 active members of the LDS Church marched in Sunday’s Utah LGBT Pride Parade, in Salt Lake City. The group initially expected around 100 individuals to participate, and over 300+ showed up to support the Mormons Building Bridges message of love and inclusiveness.

The group was greeted by parade goers with cheers and tears. One Mormon dad thanked the crowd for forgiving him.

This was a great message for the residents of Utah. Every 10 days in Utah, an LGBT child commits suicide. This effort could be life changing for some LGBTQ kids, and their parents.
Emily Vandyke, 50, carried a sign with the words from an LDS children’s song: “I’ll walk with you, I’ll talk with you. That’s how I’ll show my love for you.”
Several blocks along the parade route, she embraced a tall woman weeping at the edge of the crowd who said, “Thank you.”
“I haven’t recognized them as equals,” Vandyke said a few minutes later. “They have been invisible to me.
Later, parade Grand Marshal Dustin Lance Black, tweeted: “In tears. Over 300 straight, active Mormons showed up to march with me at the Utah Pride parade in support of LGBT people.”
Thank you Mormons Building Bridges, I hope this is just the start of good things to come.

VIA Salt Lake City Tribune




Timothy Cardinal Dolan flees to Ireland.


Bigoted NYC Cardinal Says NY Times Is Not Fair or Accurate In Reporting And Avoids Answering Questions Related To Pedophile Payoffs - Then Flees


The embattled Cardinal Dolan of the New York Archdiocese got on a plane headed to Ireland yesterday,  to steer clear of the press, and avoid answering questions about paying off perverted pedophile priests $20,000.
The New York Times reported that while Dolan was serving as the Milwaukee archbishop, he authorized payments of $20,000 to several pedohile priests who were accused of raping and sexually abusing minors, in exchange for leaving the priesthood.
When he was asked about the payments in the past, he firmly denied authorizing any payments, and said that the accusation was “false, preposterous, and unjust.”
The Milwaukee archdiocese was forced to declare bankruptcy because of the large number of victims in the clergy sexual abuse scandal, and large financial settlements, including the pay-offs to the perverted pedophiles. During bankruptcy proceedings it was discovered that multiple pervert priests received payments, and Dolan could no longer scream “false, preposterous, and unjust.” He now admits the pay-offs occured, and he maintains the payments were an act of charity.
“The New York Times does not have a reputation for fair and accurate reporting when it comes to this issue,” Dolan said yesterday after Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown. “So, to respond to charges like that — that are groundless and scurrilous — in my book it’s useless and counterproductive.”
Dolan didn’t say whether similar payments to abusive Archdiocese of New York priests were made in the past.
The cardinal also lashed out at an advocacy group — Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests — that has called the payments “secret deals” and “incentives.”
But Dolan fumed, “SNAP has no credibility whatsoever.”
SNAP director David Clohessy shot back.
“It’s sad that America’s top Catholic official won’t answer a simple question: How many predator priests got how much money to quietly move on . . . perhaps to molest again?” Clohessy said. “This is a predictable tactic bishops use when forced to defend the indefensible — they attack the messenger.”
After yesterday’s Mass, Dolan left for a weeklong trip to Ireland.
What he said and what he did are two entirely different things - he lied and now he’s trying to cover his lies with bullshit. How can he attack the Times for their reporting? Especially when it is based on court records, and entirely truthful and factual? How does he look when he attacks The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)? To attack the organization that represents the victims of abuse is not only reprehensible and despicable, it’s downright un-Christian.

I can only repeat what I said on Saturday........
Cardinal Dolan should be forced to relinquish his crown, his pretty ring, and all those big red dresses he wears to mass all the time. As for calling him “your eminence,” that style of address should be eliminated too. The only thing eminent about Cardinal Dolan is his waistline, and it’s impolite to call attention to that.

VIA The New York Post

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