Apparently, the Cardinal signed one of their petitions to repeal the repeal of the 1913 law and Brian took this to mean that the whole Catholic Church would stand beside him in his anti-gay quest. Uh...not so fast. Brian, er, MassResistance, sent a letter to every Catholic Church in Massachusetts asking for their participation in his endeavor, however, the Cardinal immediately sent out an email slapping down MassResistance:
On Monday, October 6, a group of Catholic activists at MassResistance planned the big Columbus Day weekend push to get signatures in churches. They prepared a mailing of petitions and instructions to all 680 churches in the state. The activists wrote a letter about the Cardinal signing the petition, signed by Brian Camenker, which they included. It was mailed on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, October 8, Brian Camenker received a phone call from Ed Saunders, director of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference (MCC). Saunders ordered us to "cease and desist" any efforts to communicate with parishes (an order which, of course, has no legal standing). He said that the Archdiocese had just sent out an email to all the churches in the state (see below) instructing them not to participate in the petition effort.
Saunders said that the letter by Catholic activists was "disrespectful" (you can judge for yourself). He said that the Cardinal signed the petition "in a moment of weakness" and that he did it "privately" - even though he signed it at a public event in front of several people.
So what does Brian do? Does he respect the decision of the Cardinal? No, he tells his lemmings "maybe he should hear from you!" hmm..sounds like a little intimidation to me, what do you think? Oh, and of course, as always, Brian comes up with conspiracy theory:
What's really going on? Several insiders have quietly indicated that the Church leadership now wants to stay away from the homosexual issue, for various reasons. If that's the case, they're doing everyone a disservice. It's not going away.
Where does Brian get his information?