Cupich Gives Porn a Pass

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by Aidan O'Connor  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 27, 2022   

Condemning an attempt to protect children

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CHICAGO (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Windy City's Catholic cardinal is standing up for homosexual child-grooming literature.

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A passage from the Gender Queer book

In an article published this month, the archdiocese of Chicago lampooned CatholicVote for removing pornographic literature from the shelves of bookstores and libraries as part of Hide the Pride, a campaign to hide explicit grooming material from children. 

Cardinal Blase Cupich's chief communications officer, Paula Waters, then attempted to discredit CatholicVote for its movement.

"Not everything that calls itself 'Catholic' is in fact part of our Church," Waters told a local reporter for Chicago Sun-Times. She continued "CatholicVote is not a Catholic organization; It's not a part of the Church or sanctioned by the Church or has any relationship to the Church. It has no standing."

CatholicVote's Hide The Pride campaign encourages parents to check out worrisome books from libraries to prevent children from being exposed to harmful content. One of those books is Gender Queer, an explicit story featuring images and descriptions of gay oral sex and masturbation. 

Catholics are wondering when that concern and outrage will be shown in Chigaco's chancery.

Chicago Sun-Times Writer Neil Steinberg agreed with the archdiocese's criticism of CatholicVote and took it a step further. He blasted CatholicVote for having "appointed themselves as the moral guardians of everybody else's children, too, no matter which faith or philosophy those parents imagine themselves free to practice." He also argued against the organization for attempting to "tightly control what ... children learn about life ... ."

News Report: 'Gender Queer' Gone
 

CatholicVote's president, Brian Burch, responded:

We have a strong working relationship with many bishops and Catholic conferences around the country. Our organization is made up of baptized Catholics, working in full communion with the Church to help defend and promote Catholic social teaching. We were stunned to see our name slandered by an archdiocesan official at the behest of a left-wing journalist who recently made waves for implying his support for legalizing child pornography.

Cupich: Pro-Gay History

Many Catholics will scratch their heads over the archdiocese's apparent defense of gay children's books. But, in 2019, Cdl. Cupich took a perturbing stance on clerical homosexuality and the widespread child sex abuse crisis in the Church. When America magazine confronted Cdl. Cupich on the abuse revelations concerning ex-cardinal and pedo-homopredator Theodore McCarrick, Cupich pointed the finger at "clericalism." 

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Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Aside from sidestepping the homosexual pandemic within the clergy, critics have blasted the Windy City's cardinal for working closely with Chicago's lesbian mayor Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot and the cardinal allegedly plotted to close churches and deny Catholics the sacraments during the 2020 China virus outbreak. 

Cardinal Cupich also oversaw the cancellation and banishment of Fr. Paul John Kalchik, who was attacked for properly disposing of sacrilegious homosexual heraldry. Mayor Lightfoot was also involved in that decision.

In 2019, Complicit Clergy published a survey on the trustworthiness and orthodoxy of clerics in the United States in which Catholics named Cdl. Cupich the worst prelate in the country.

The cardinal's attack on Hide the Pride follows an earlier conservative effort to purge the culture of homosexual propaganda. Gender Queer was one of the many sordid grooming books that sparked parental outrage in Fairfax and Loudoun County schools in Virginia. That parental outrage has conflagrated the nation and is raising awareness of homosexual and transsexual ideology aimed at children. But Catholics are wondering when that concern and outrage will be shown in Chigaco's chancery.

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