The Catholic Church has Entered the Political Arena

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Allow us to introduce our informal initiative The Voice of Reason – Initiative for Secular Croatia.
We are a group of individuals and associated organizations that, under the name Coordination for Secular Croatia, organized the Reason Rally in Zagreb in mid- Januray 2013 in order to support  thesecular values and the Government’s implementation of health education into the educational system. We have received a great deal of support from the public, the rally was very well-visited and the message reached a wide audience both in Croatia and the wider region. At the same time the Split Reason Rally was organized by the initiative Young Citizens of Split for Health Education. With the new structure, as a group of aware citizens, and under the a name, The Voice of Reason – Initiative for Secular Croatia, our intention is to continue our work in protecting secular values and human rights. Our purpose is an actual separation of religious institutions from the state- as stated in the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia- in article 41. 
We would like to inform you that Ms. Judith Reisman, a professor of law at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virgina has just visited Croatia. She arrived with Timothy Tate, a British investigative journalist. Ms. Reisman, who holds  degrees in Communications, came to Croatia to defame the health education curriculum as a product of a „criminal homosexual-pedophiliac“ work of Alfred Kinsey.Ms. Reisman claims that consuming pornography provokes the formation of „erototoxines“  which she has yet to provide scientific evidence for. It is also known that in 1991 she sued the Kinsey Institute of the University of Indiana, but the case was dismissed with prejudice in 1994 which means Ms. Reisman was prohibited from refiling the suit. Her work has not been published in any peer-reviewed scientific journal and she is the person who wrote a review of the book Pink Swastika, which promotes completely false and extremely dangerous claims about the connection between homosexuals and the Nazi movement. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has recently stated that Judith Reisman undermined the historical truth of the Holocaust.

Ms. Reisman was invited to Croatia by the Vigilare association and the Croatian Centre for the Renewal of Culture to give some lectures and to participate in public discussions. The president of the Croatian Centre for the Renewal of Culture, Stjepan Bartulica, is the advisor to the President of Croatia which we find very disturbing. The administrative board of the same organization consists ofthe student chaplain Damir Stojić and the professor at Yale University and the member of the Croatian Helsinki Committee Ivo Banac. The visit of Ms. Reisman was closely monitored by Krešimir Miletić, a spokesman for Vigilare, and Vice John Batarelo,  the Executive Director of the Office for Family Life at the Archdiocese of Zagreb. Ms. Reisman was asked to deliver  a speech in the Croatian Parliament on sex education and the experiences in the USA by the Croatian Democratic Union, the second largest parliamentary party.
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32 COMMENTS

  1. @ OP

    Ms. Reisman was prohibited from refiling the suit. Her work has not been published in any peer-reviewed scientific journal and she is the person who wrote a review of the book Pink Swastika, which promotes completely false and extremely dangerous claims about the connection between homosexuals and the Nazi movement. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has recently stated that Judith Reisman undermined the historical truth of the Holocaust.

    And yet some cretin thought it appropriate that…

    Ms. Reisman was asked to deliver a speech in the Croatian Parliament on sex education and the experiences in the USA

    With the discredited RCC lurking in the background like a foul smelling fart.

    Evil to the very core…absolutely criminal.

  2. You wouldn’t believe what is happening in Croatia. Oh wait, perhaps you would. :) Upper mentioned professor at Yale University and a member of Croatian Helsinki Committee Ivo Banac is an neo-nazi, and a ultra-right wing propagandist. Problem in Croatia is that you have all this criminal people in some high places on which they came by fraud and / or they were placed there by the right wing politicians who are deeply connected with crime (the main right wing political organization is actually an criminal organization). It is well known fact that nationalism and crime go hand in hand. Unfortunately, justice system in Croatia is also highly corruptive, so it seams you can do all sorts of crime without much fear. Everybody want to rule the world. :(

  3. Firstly, best wishes for the future, I hope you get to stage more Reason Rallies.

    Secondly, I find it interesting how many fundamentalist christians (mainly from the US) are going oversea to promote their hateful bigoted agenda. Has the US become too difficult now, do they find too many people criticising them at home so they have to go elsewhere. If nothing else, this must surely mean progress for the US, not too long ago they wouldn’t have had anyone saying anything bad about them. Now we just need to make them unwelcome everywhere.

  4. Except a penis. Jesus had a penis, and so does God. So, no.

    That’s sophisticated theology in case you haven’t studied it. :-)

    In reply to #2 by sbooder:

    She sounds like a great candidate for the next pope?

    She has all the qualities that one would expect from a pope:

    She is bigoted, a liar, hate filled and loathsome…yep she has it all.

  5. the RCC has been in politics for a very long time already

    Yes. That’s all they’ve done. They’ve had centuries to master it and they’ve never stopped doing it.

    Religion is politics.

  6. In reply to #7 by susanlatimer:

    Ah yes, but she is a dick head!

    Except a penis. Jesus had a penis, and so does God. So, no.

    That’s sophisticated theology in case you haven’t studied it. :-)

    In reply to #2 by sbooder:

    She sounds like a great candidate for the next pope?

    She has all the qualities that one would expect from a pope:

    She is bigoted, a liar, hate filled and loathsome…yep she has it all.

  7. In reply to #12 by sbooder:

    In reply to #7 by susanlatimer:

    Ah yes, but she is a dick head!

    If that counted, there would have been at least one woman who made pope by now.

    Heads don’t count. They’ve got hats for that. Lots and lots of fancy hats.

    Jesus didn’t have a hat but he did have a penis.

    You really need to understand the intricacies of the cc’s theology or you have no right to comment. :-)

    I hate having to do the smiley face… but you know, just in case. :-)

  8. In reply to #4 by Smill:

    In reply to Vorlund, post 3. Religions are, first and foremost political organisations, horribly disguised as philosophies of wisdom and philanthropy.

    … and its quite a thin disguise too, when you actually start looking.

    Also, I can’t help but think that the Croatian Centre for the Renewal of Culture sounds like something from 1984

  9. In reply to #15 by N_Ellis:

    Sounds more like the German KDF movement of the 1930′s to me :(

    What a hateful b**ch, an elderly Jew of all people should know better than to connect homosexuality to the Nazi regime, discraceful!

    In reply to Vorlund, post 3. Religions are, first and foremost political organisations, horribly disguised as philosophies of wisdom and philanthropy.

    … and its quite a thin disguise too, when you actually start looking.

    Also, I can’t help but think that the Croatian Centre for the Renewal of Culture sounds like something from 1984

  10. In reply to #2 by sbooder:

    She sounds like a great candidate for the next pope?

    She has all the qualities that one would expect from a pope:

    She is bigoted, a liar, hate filled and loathsome…yep she has it all.

    Except a penis, The Staff of Power

  11. I it really so wrong to “connect homosexuality to the Nazis”?
    Surely there is a strong homoerotuc undercurrent to much Nazi display and ceremonial. All that male bonding and those cool uniforms!
    Don’t misunderstand – I’m not suggesting homosexuals are inclined to be Nazi, merely that many Nazis were inclined to be homosexual.
    Older UK readers might remember a Tory MP named Harvey Proctor, who was disgraced over revelations about rent boys; he was politically far the the Right.

  12. Well then, I for one accept your evidence as absolute truth.

    checks watch

    Shall we all break for lunch now?

    In reply to #20 by Katy Cordeth:

    In reply to #18 by Vorlund:

    Where is the evidence for jesus’ penis?

    Right here

  13. Smill

    “Religions are, first and foremost political organisations”

    For this to mean anything what-so-ever I will assume you are talking about “Organised Religions” and then of course to say that they are specifically “first and foremost political organisations” would require you to have some sort of proof that it’s not just one of their goals but literally their most important. It would also require ALL Organised Religions to have this as their primary goal.

    Your statement is almost without any sense let alone reason. You’re not catching anything with that, try not overstating your case to avoid loosing an argument before you start.

    Even “Religions are political organisations, horribly disguised as philosophies.” would help not trip you up. Although you wouldn’t catch me say it.

    In reply to #4 by Smill:

    In reply to Vorlund, post 3. Religions are, first and foremost political organisations, horribly disguised as philosophies of wisdom and philanthropy.

  14. I just took a look at this woman on Google. She is on the faculty of Liberty “University” school of law, although she has degrees only in “communications.” I am not sure I have ever heard of a law professor without a law degree (and I practiced law for over three decades) She apparently has no formal training in law or in sex education. Apparently a complete wackaloon, as might be expected from Mat Staver, dean of Liberty U’s law school.

    She seems to approach her anti-homosexual agenda without any embarrassment as to her complete lack of qualifications.

  15. Indeed, I thought he was hung from a tree after riding into town on a donkey, boy did they mess that up.

    In reply to #24 by Nodhimmi:

    In reply to #20 by Katy Cordeth:

    In reply to #18 by Vorlund:

    Where is the evidence for jesus’ penis?

    Right here

    Good Lord! Brings a new dimension to ‘Well Blessed”

  16. JH:

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I so long ago lost any sense of respect for what comes out of Liberty University that I forgot that it matters to point it out. Liars for Jesus are even scarier when they have the weight of “university” status behind them, including the campus, the athletics, the pamphlets and the on-line courses.

    They hire bulldogs who will sign on the dotted line.

    Not exactly a legitimate university.

    But it still gets to call itself a university, based on the principle that we’re all entitled to our own facts.

    In reply to #23 by JHJEFFERY:

    I just took a look at this woman on Google. She is on the faculty of Liberty “University” school of law, although she has degrees only in “communications.” I am not sure I have ever heard of a law professor without a law degree (and I practiced law for over three decades) She apparently has no formal training in law or in sex education. Apparently a complete wackaloon, as might be expected from Mat Staver, dean of Liberty U’s law school.

    She seems to approach her anti-homosexual agenda without any embarrassment as to her complete lack of qualifications.

  17. In reply to #2 by sbooder:

    She sounds like a great candidate for the next pope?

    She has all the qualities that one would expect from a pope:

    She is bigoted, a liar, hate filled and loathsome…yep she has it all.

  18. “The Catholic Church has entered the political arena!?!?!? “

    The Initiative for Secular Croatia have just discovered the existence of the wheel (hallelujah). It’s been on for centuries since the RCC entered the political arena, and you people have just found out now. You ought to be more aware of what’s going on in the world, past and present, why don’t you take a crash course in History? Croatia is one of the countries where the RCC has had a lot of influence in the past, and if you’re familiar with that church you should know they never give up their privileges.

  19. In reply to #31 by Odalrich:

    “The Catholic Church has entered the political arena!?!?!? “

    I know, – But they don’t let the lions enter at the same time any more! – Rome has changed, only leaving relics of empire!

  20. How people like Ms. Reisman can make a career out of disseminating completely disproven misinformation
    time and time again bespeaks volumes on the content of her character. What a disgrace to Jewish ethnicity!!!!

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