It’s like the whole world has gone insane. Look at this exchange, via Newsbusters, between CNN’s Carol Costello and Catholic League’s Bill Donahue. I am simply marveling at the ignorance of this question asked by Costello in regard to why the Catholic bishops are asking questions about the Girl Scouts.
COSTELLO: Well, I would posture that 2. – there are, what, 2.3 million girl scouts in the country, 500,000 of them are Catholic. Not all of those Girl Scouts are Catholic. So why impose Catholic beliefs on the Girl Scout [sic] and threaten to pull out of the organization?
DONOHUE: I think it’s going backwards. If, in fact, everything that the critics of the Girl Scouts are saying were true, then it’s the Girl Scouts imposing on Catholics. And Catholics are free to join and not to join a voluntary organization. So let’s just say hypothetically that the Girl Scouts were to become hyper-politicized and were introducing more anti-Catholic materials into the classroom and into the Girl Scouts’ meetings and the Catholic mothers would decide to pull. That’s exercising pluralism. That’s what’s called diversity.
Thanks, Bill Donahue, for explaining that Costello had it exactly BACKWARDS. It’s like they think everything, even the Church, “belongs” to them and so the Church can’t even make an inquiry without their permission. If we ask questions, we’re “imposing Catholic belief” on people. If we spend our time elsewhere, we’re doing something “wrong” by going somewhere else.
Dear Ms. Costello. You do not own the Catholic Church. CNN does not own the Catholic Church. The government does not own the Catholic Church. We are FREE to ask questions and to pull out of an organization if we don’t agree with their values.