A reader told me about a ridiculous tweet made by Sam Singer. As I looked for that one, I found an even more ridiculous one (well, it might have been a tie):
Struggling SF Archbishop Cordileone desperate for support, cash: campaign begs for $, help: http://www.catholicvote.org/archbishop-cordileone-defense-fund/?ref=fb1
(Sam wasn’t so kind to put the real link in, so I’ll help him out! Use it!)
My response to him?
@samsinger hardly struggling. We know the types who to try and bleed people dry in court and we will defeat you. Meet the laity, Sam.
Seriously, Sam – MEET – THE – LAITY! Maybe you and those in your little “100 Prominent Catholics” bubble think the Archbishop is all alone. Sorry, you’ve declared war and you’re going to have to get through these troops before you ever reach him. Be prepared for some mass casualties. We’ve been in the war with those opposed to Church teachings almost all of our lives. We’re a battle-hardened force and we will prevail with God’s help. Don’t believe me? You might want to look at who the Archbishop is for a reality check.
Sadly for you, you’ve joined the battle after we’ve been given a great gift. Twenty years ago, the laity would have had to find someone who knew someone who knew someone (I could have added a few more) to have their message heard in Rome. Now we’ve got a direct line to the Vatican (and each other) via the pretty little keyboard in front of me. We can now compile dossiers of the words of Sam Singer with nice little links included for verification. Whom do you think the Vatican is going to believe, the words you get media lap-dogs to spin or the words you can’t help but spew without a thought that they’d be used against you? You might just want to stop and think about who effectively lobbied the Vatican for the Archbishop to be right where he is and how they did it. It had nothing to do with money and everything to do with sheer will and the Grace of God. Meet the laity.
So, Sam, when you decide to have your cronies start dropping legalese, you can bet we’re not going to wait around for the day you set off a firestorm of litigation against our Archbishop. You and the “100 Prominent Catholics” took the first swing and you can bet it’s going to be met with full force back from us. You think you’ve got some big wallets in your club? Just wait until you see what happens when you utter a threat against our beloved shepherd. Meet the laity.
The joke is that you think it’s just Catholics who will step up and support him. You are so very wrong. You are not just dealing with Catholics, you are poking a stick in the eye of all Christianity. There’s not just one mad mom out there, there are millions (and don’t forget the dads!). We believe in Freedom of Religion in this country and, yes, even in California. Freedom of Religion ain’t just for the Catholics. Think about it. $55,000 has been raised in two weeks and there’s only a veiled threat of litigation. Can you imagine what will happen if and when the cronies decide to actually file suit? Don’t underestimate the power of the Widow’s Mite. We will protect our Archbishop and our fellow Christians with everything we’ve got. Living in “Litigation Land”, we know how the game is played and we won’t let you break the bank. Meet the laity.
Sam can go on with his “desperate” delusion, but we all know this is simply a reaction to the lovely picnic we had last Saturday – one that he said had poor attendance despite the fact there were at least triple the amount of people he’s mustered at his “vigils”. (Must be a bit depressing for him.) It’s amazing watching the liberals come unglued at the sight of families simply having lunch in a park. You’d think we’d just poured holy water on the devil! The Archbishop, apparently, isn’t desperate for support, but it looks like Sam Singer is desperate about something.
Did I mention, Sam, that you should really meet the laity? We’ve been pretty quiet up until now but we’re kind of done with that. #meetthelaity