Remember my post last month about a Catholic school that wouldn't let it's boys basketball team play in a game refereed by a woman? Said "could not be put in a position of authority over boys because of the academy's beliefs." That academy, in turns out, "is owned and operated by the Society of St. Pius X." What does that mean, exactly?
Well, consider this article (via Pharyngula) from The Catholic Herald ("Britain's Leading Catholic Newspaper" it proclaims) about Richard Williamson, one of the four ordained bishops of the Society. He's got quite the world view:
A senior bishop of the Lefebvrist Society of St Pius X (SSPX) has endorsed the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious anti-Semitic forgery that enjoys widespread currency in neo-Nazi circles.He's also a 9/11 conspiracy nut and believes that the Catholic Church was taken over by secularists after Vatican II. But, really, he's just all around nuts.
Richard Williamson, one of four bishops ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, told The Catholic Herald that the document - which supposedly reveals a Jewish plot to dominate the world - was authentic.* * *
In 2000 Williamson endorsed the Protocols on an official SSPX website. He wrote: 'God put into men's hands the Protocols of the Sages of Sion... if men want to know the truth, but few do.'
His take on - wait for it - The Sound of Music:
Can you imagine Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music staying with the Captain if the romance went out of their marriage? Would she not divorce him and grab his children to be her toys? All the elements of pornography are there...He must have the director's cut or something.
Or, how about his take on women in general:
A woman can do a good imitation of handling ideas, but then she will not be thinking properly as a woman. Did this lawyeress check her hairdo before coming into court? If she did, she is a distracted lawyer. If she did not, she is one distorted woman.Explains a great deal about the basketball game, doesn't it?
BTW, I am so going to start referring to my boss as a "lawyeress!"