I told you the other day about Georgie Pell, our local pedophilia-enabler-in-chief, asking Catholic politicians to follow the party line. The Catholic one, that is, not the Labor or Liberal one.
Now Georgie has gotten into trouble with another zombie, the soon-to-be-annihilated-in-the-polls Premier of New South Wales, Kristina Keneally :
In an exclusive interview, Ms Keneally said Cardinal Pell risked being “interpreted as condemnatory and threatening” by urging MPs to stick to their religious convictions when making policy decisions on contentious social issues such as same-sex marriage.
Ms Keneally, a deeply committed Catholic with a Masters degree in religious studies, said: “I read those comments from the Archbishop and, if anything, they saddened me.
“Almost every Catholic politician I know takes their responsibility as an elected representative and their faith very seriously. Many have really struggled, as have I, when moral issues require us to vote – and particularly when it is a conscience vote.”
I note that with Keneally, another person well versed in religious studies is telling Georgie Pell to mind his own business and leave politicians the fuck alone when they are about to make conscience votes. In case you don’t remember my previous post :
Cardinal Pell told The Sunday Telegraph last week that Catholic politicians couldn’t have it both ways on sensitive moral issues such as gay marriage and euthanasia, saying it was “incongruous for somebody to be a Captain Catholic one minute, saying they’re as good a Catholic as the Pope, then voting against the established Christian traditions”.
Someone got it right, and saw this for what it is :
Member for Lakemba Tony Stewart said: “I found those comments from Pell bizarre and straight from the 1950s.
“Trying to get politicians to vote in accordance to the Catholic Church is really to the detriment of what parliamentary representation is all about in Australia.”