Maine’s Bishop to hold presser on marriage campaign. Will he admit to lying in 2009?

The Bishop of Maine, Richard Malone, who has made gay bashing a top priority, is holding a press conference today at 1:30 PM ET to discuss the role he’ll be playing this year.

I do hope someone in the media will ask him about the comments made by his top aide, Mark Mutty, about the last campaign. Mutty appears in the documentary, Question 1, and admits his side lied:

“We use a lot of hyperbole and I think that’s always dangerous,” says Mutty during a Yes on 1 strategy session, at the time on leave from his job as public affairs director for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine.

“You know, we say things like ‘Teachers will be forced to (teach same-sex marriage in schools)!’ ” he continues. “Well, that’s not a completely accurate statement and we all know it isn’t, you know?”

“No,” interjects a woman off-camera. “We don’t say that.”

“Let’s look back at our ads and see what we say,” Mutty persists. “And I think we use hyperbole to the point where, you know, it’s like ‘Geez!’ “

The documentary, co-directed by New York City filmmakers Joe Fox and James Nubile, is a story in itself.

They lied. And, they spent a lot of money to lie. No doubt, Malone is going to launch the same homophobic campaign this year.

Watch for yourself. This is Mutty speaking in the documentary.

The Catholic Church is trying to drive wedges between Catholic families. They want parents to choose the church over their children. Fortunately, that happens less and less. Most Catholics know that their Church’s leaders are grievously flawed. Who would side with the enablers and coddlers of child rapists over their own family members?

Granted, I’m a lapsed Catholic. But, I do remember some commandment about bearing false witness. But, when it comes to gay issues, Malone is willing to lie – for the Lord, of course.


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