The diocese of Scranton has banned Mama Moonbat Cindy Sheehan from speaking at a church hall.
The Standard Speaker reported:
The Diocese of Scranton has forbidden internationally known anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan from speaking at a local church hall or any other local Catholic venue, citing her support for abortion and gay marriage.
“Although Mrs. Sheehan is well-known for her anti-war stance against the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, she also supports positions that are contrary to Church teaching regarding life and marriage issues,” a statement posted Friday on the diocesan Web site said.
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Sheehan was scheduled to appear April 9 at St. John the Evangelist Church hall on Fig Street in Scranton.
The diocese barred her because she supports abortion rights and gay marriage, which the Catholic Church opposes, diocesan spokesman Bill Genello said. Allowing her to appear would be inconsistent with “the teaching of the church,” he said. Neither Cardinal Justin Rigali, the diocese’s apostolic administrator, nor Bishop-elect Joseph C. Bambera authorized the hall’s use, the Internet notice said. The diocese issued the Web site notice because its newspaper, The Catholic Light, published a brief article about her appearance Thursday.