Lesbian Woman Denied Communion at Mot...

Lesbian Woman Denied Communion at Mothera s Funeral

There are 30 comments on the ABC News story from Feb 29, 2012, titled Lesbian Woman Denied Communion at Mothera s Funeral. In it, ABC News reports that:

As her elderly mother was dying, Barbara Johnson lay next to her on the hospital bed, reciting the "Hail Mary." Loetta Johnson, 85, had been a devout Catholic, raising her four children in the church and sending them to Catholic schools.

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Preacher Tanaka

Fukuoka, Japan

#25 Mar 15, 2012
Christian love is telling your neighbor that his unrepentant sin is taking him to his destruction.

“Equality marches on! ”

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#26 Mar 15, 2012
Preacher Tanaka wrote:
Christian love is telling your neighbor that his unrepentant sin is taking him to his destruction.
Is stalking someone on Topix a Christian trait, R1? You pretending to be a Christian is so comical! Now go pester someone else!

San Diego, CA

#27 Mar 15, 2012
cairns wrote:
I'll repeat what I posted on the other website (slightly edited) for all you religion bashers:
Let me get this straight- the Washington Post does a front page story on a lesbian that was denied communion at her mother's funeral. The story is extremely one sided and poorly researched. She's described as a "lifelong Catholic and former Catholic school teacher". Yet the Post didn't inform readers of her politicized Facebook and Twitter accounts.
In a paper for a master’s degree she’s pursuing at Kutztown State University, Johnson wrote of interviewing with a principal at a Catholic school in Maryland in which “we talked openly about my being a lesbian and a Buddhist.” She also declared she took the job “with all the zeal and enthusiasm of any natural born agitator who every now and again enjoys challenging the status quo.” This status quo she also called the “socially constructed heteronormative culture” and an “insidious heterosexist paradigm.”
On her website (now changed) she stated (describing herself):
"She considers herself a student of many things from Buddhist philosophy to nutrition and alternative medicine and she is a total believer in the notion that art works.”
First of all the story doesn't warrant front page coverage in any newspaper; secondly it told the story from only one viewpoint with very little research of publicly available facts and, third, the alleged victim admits being an agitator and a student of Buddhist philosophy.
In my opinion she used her mother's funeral in an attempt to flaunt her sexual orientation, demonize the church and sought as much publicity for it as she could find. She, and not the priest, is the truly despicable character in this story.
And most of you have been well and truly owned.
For the record I am not a Catholic (I'm not religous at all) and could care less about gays no matter where they are. But the preening, whining bias and religon bashing on display in this whole sorry episode is truly sad- substitute the word Muslim for Catholic and think about how much sympathy she'd get- presuming she wasn't stoned to death.
It's kind of difficult to respond when you're commenting on an article that isn't provided, If you have a moment, could you provide a link to the piece that you are referring to? Thus far, I haven't had any luck finding the or a WP story that corroborates what you've stated.

Woodbridge, VA

#28 Mar 16, 2012
paul shykora arts wrote:
<quoted text>..NO...The Church can ..refuse,here...eh...
Why and where does it say that in the bible??? Scripture please.

San Diego, CA

#29 Mar 16, 2012
Preacher Tanaka wrote:
Christian love is telling your neighbor that his unrepentant sin is taking him to his destruction.
Christian love should be loving God with all of your heart, mind and sould, and loving your neighbor as yourself.

Stephenville, TX

#30 Mar 27, 2012
How disgraceful..

First, this BUDDHIST rug muncher decides to make a scene because the Priest wouldn't offer her the Communism at her mother's FUNERAL (lol I take it she didn't have a good relationship with her mom lol). Then, she plays the "homophobe card" on him because he wouldn't offer her the Communion.

Does anyone NOT see what is wrong with this picture? First, the lesbians chick is a BUDDHIST! If your not a Catholic, you cannot receive Communimun. The priest would have done the same thing to an Athiest, a Satanist, or any other person who is NOT Catholic. YOU HAVE TO TAKE CLASSES TO TAKE COMMUNISM. Even children of Catholic families cannot recieve Communium until they have taken those classes.

Now I heard she's trying to cover up her ass

fucking queers...shoving their sexuality & lifestyles down everyone's throats. this woman should be locked up in the mental institution. The more I read about the stuff they do in public, the more they prove they are mentally ill.

I swear homosexuality should be declared a mental illness.

Stephenville, TX

#31 Mar 27, 2012
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>Where in the bible does it say to deny anyone communion. It is a person's personal choice to take it or not according to his/her beliefs. The churches job is to offer it.
Not "everyone" can receive Communion. It is a Catholic ritual STRICTLY only done by Catholics. If you haven't earned your right to Communion, then the priest will bless them instead.

You can only receive Communion if:
1. You are Catholic
2. You have take Communion classes

Study your Catholicism first before drawing to conclusions. Not everyone is a Catholic, so not everyone can receive Communion.
paul shykora Arts

Calgary, Canada

#32 Mar 27, 2012
...MANY,MANY Have so much Self-HATE....projecting out.....mirrors

Stephenville, TX

#33 Mar 29, 2012
paul shykora Arts wrote:
...MANY,MANY Have so much Self-HATE....projecting out.....mirrors
they deserve it for telling everyone they are fudgers & munching on carpet. pervs like that make me sick
paul shykora arts

Calgary, Canada

#34 Mar 29, 2012
thisGuy wrote:
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they deserve it for telling everyone they are fudgers & munching on carpet. pervs like that make me sick
... OH,oh...do you's mean ,here dHat you's have SELF-HATE,too???...eh..

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