John M. Becker

Maggie Gallagher Is a Miserable Person

Filed By John M. Becker | October 14, 2014 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Catholic Church, gay marriage, losing my religion, Maggie Gallagher, marriage equality, Roman Catholic Church, same-sex marriage

maggie-gallagher-2014.jpgIn a breathtakingly myopic and stunningly self-pitying blog post this morning, former NOM president Maggie Gallagher -- one of America's foremost proponents of marriage discrimination -- hinted that reports of a possible softening in the Vatican's tone towards so-called "non-traditional" families have her seriously thinking about leaving the Catholic Church.

Gallagher writes:

I hope to respond intellectually to the synod report. Tears right now are streaming from my face, and it is not about objections to welcoming gay people. There is something more profoundly at stake for me.

Is this me? In the corner?

Just to make it abundantly clear that she's shedding tears of sorrow and not joy, Gallagher closed her post with the video of the R.E.M. song "Losing My Religion."

Wow, folks. I'm not often stunned, but right now I'm absolutely gobsmacked. Whether or not Maggie's telling the truth about her feelings having nothing to do with gay issues (and I suspect she's not being entirely honest here), her reference to the Vatican synod suggests that she's "losing her religion" because the Catholic Church is maybe -- just maaaaybe -- poised to become marginally less malicious and overtly hostile towards gays, divorced people, and unmarried couples.

What a miserable person.

But take heart, Maggie, you're right about one thing: if your spirituality is that dependent on the continued persecution and stigmatization of others, it might indeed be time to reevaluate it.

h/t: Joe.My.God.


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