I have written before (see here and here) about how the Vatican has cracked own on American nuns because they seem to be more interested in wasting their time doing such things as teaching and helping the poor and sick, leaving them little time to do the true work of god such as propagating Papa Ratzi’s message of hate against homosexuality, contraception, and abortion.
But now the nuns may have gone too far. A group of them are on a nine-state bus tour in which they have had the audacity to criticize the budget put forward by the sainted Paul Ryan, the Tea Party’s golden boy congressman and architect of plans to make the rich richer and cut services to the poor.
“People should eat, people should be educated, people should have health care,” said bus rider Sister Mary Ellen Lacey who has worked with the poor in the ghettos of East St. Louis. “We’re the richest country in the world. We don’t have to give tax breaks to the wealthy.”
Many of the nuns’ social service programs depend heavily on federal dollars, which, under a proposed federal budget adopted by the House of Representatives, would largely disappear, they said.
Stephen Colbert interviewed Sister Simone Campbell, one of the leaders of this group of nuns.
(This clip appeared on June 11, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)
I wonder how long it will be before the nutters start a war on the nuns, calling them freeloaders and even sluts? Because that is what Jesus would do.