Two seminarians whom I taught and advised — good friends — at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, will be ordained today to the transitional diaconate at 7:00 PM. (May 3, 2013). Prayers for them, please! Hail Mary…
ANONYMOUS has scheduled a protest to “occupy” Cathedral Square in downtown Columbus during this time. Cowards. They hide behind masks and computer screens.
ANONYMOUS say they are protesting the firing for breach of contract of a recently self-identified homosexualist from a Catholic school, but, in all reality, they are capitalizing on the ordination of two seminarians so as to make their point that they are going to fight the Catholic Church as such. And to start their onslaught, they are attacking two individuals, my friends, who have absolutely nothing to do with any of this. This means that ANONYMOUS is a group of absolute total cowards.
Some wise direction that was sent out to all involved:
We have been made aware of a potential protest for the Diaconate Ordination this evening. The group Anonymous [...asked...] for people who support “gay marriage” to “occupy” Cathedral Square starting at 4 pm. [...] As you may well be aware, these protests sometimes turn violent. The protesters are simply out to cause a scene and to cause emotional damage to the Catholic community as a whole. Their goal will be to engage anyone who is willing, and then to quickly bring about shame or harm. I cannot emphasize this enough, please do not engage the protesters in any way. It is what they want, and no matter how much you wish to evangelize or defend the Church they are not willing to participate in a fruitful discussion of any kind. When you pass by them, if you feel compelled to say anything, it should be no more than “hello” or “good afternoon.” But even this will invite unwanted responses from them.
Yes, well. That’s a bit naive as well. I mean, these kind of professional protesters can send in those who look like they want to support the Ordination Mass, getting escorted into the Cathedral, but then, just before going inside, purposely engage ANONYMOUS, even violently, so that ANONYMOUS looks to be the victim.
ANONYMOUS made use of a terroristic threat in the event that the Diocese of Columbus does not cave into the request of ANONYMOUS to run the Catholic Church and trash its doctrines and morals. Making a terroristic threat is a felony of the third degree in the State of Ohio:
2909.23 Making terroristic threat.
(A) No person shall threaten to commit or threaten to cause to be committed a specified offense when both of the following apply:
(1) The person makes the threat with purpose to do any of the following:
(a) Intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(b) Influence the policy of any government by intimidation or coercion;
(c) Affect the conduct of any government by the threat or by the specified offense.
(2) As a result of the threat, the person causes a reasonable expectation or fear of the imminent commission of the specified offense.
(B) It is not a defense to a charge of a violation of this section that the defendant did not have the intent or capability to commit the threatened specified offense or that the threat was not made to a person who was a subject of the threatened specified offense.
(C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of making a terroristic threat, a felony of the third degree. Section 2909.25 of the Revised Code applies regarding an offender who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a violation of this section.
Effective Date: 05-15-2002
Those who associate with ANONYMOUS in the present protest may be liable for felony proceedings. Penalties run from nine months to three years. I think everyone in a mask or otherwise causing trouble should be arrested forthwith if they anywhere near the Cathedral. The Super-Max Department of Corrections facility just to the West of Columbus could surely hold them all.
I would also say to the homosexualist one-time teacher who was fired: If you don’t immediately repudiate the terroristic threats of ANONYMOUS, who make it seem that they are speaking on your behalf, well then, that would make it seem that you yourself are the one who has brought them in on this situation. If you are associated with this, I mean, how dare you threaten my friends? I’m personally offended. And this is the way that you want to get reinstated as a Catholic teacher? Anonymous thinks it is the way for sure. Think about it. ANONYMOUS hates you, and is stomping on you in every way. You’re being used and abused by ANONYMOUS.
While analyzing the diatribe of ANONYMOUS, I note that there was an indication that ANONYMOUS has a professional, that is, salaried core group, with everyone else being their puppets. This is a dangerous group. If mercenaries are paid to be violent, they will be.
Threats have been coming into the school itself for days. And that would be consistent with ANONYMOUS. Threatening to interfere with a place which children frequent is what terrorists do. Yep. It’s always the children. Always. And this isn’t just another Sandy Hook incident with some crazy guy. Instead, this is an international terrorist group. And it’s pre-meditated. I hope the police can stop them and their puppets in their tracks.
What will ANONYMOUS do in a situation like this, as retaliation for them not becoming the head of the Catholic Church? They’ll do what they so often do, as reported by those who have been attacked by ANONYMOUS, and that is to hack into websites and plaster homosexual porn all over the screens of the various pages of the websites. And then they go further. They go out of their way to push the police into using tear gas and, in various venues around the world, even live ammunition.
Why do they do that?
Because that’s the kind of person you would want in your local grade school teaching your kids, right? Isn’t that their message?
And, really, why bother the seminarians? Because ANONYMOUS is at war with the Catholic Church.
Update: Protesters were about — what? — a dozen? Those in masks were, like, maybe two or three in number. So sad altogether. I see that they’re blackmailing someone with already public information to be “revealed” on Monday.