Imagine that. Politicizing your own mother's funeral.
Sounds as if Barbara Johnson is not just a lesbian Buddhist - which means she is not a practicing Catholic - but the woman appears to be something of an activist for pro-gay/pro-abortion rights. Unbelievable? Thomas Peters has the story:
News Outlets Failed to Reveal Lesbian Denied Communion at Mother’s Funeral … is a Buddhist and Gay Rights Activist.
What’s that? Johnson is a self-professed Buddhist? No wonder she describes herself as a “student of … Buddhist philosophy” on her website.
So what was she doing presenting herself for Communion at her mother’s funeral if she apostatized? Why has she failed to mention this important fact in all of her appearances on the media?
Could it be, quite simply, because she herself has a political agenda?
It’s very evident, for instance, that coming out is a big deal for Johnson. She insisted on coming out to the principal in the story mentioned above. All of which would add credence to the claims published in LifeSiteNews that Johnson came out to Fr. Marcel before the service began (the account given in LifeSiteNews also explains why Fr. Marcel did not attend the burial). Frankly, I think if any sort of deeper investigation was conducted into what actually happened a very different picture would emerge. - Read the entire post here.
I fully agree with Peters when he writes:
I, for one, am tired of activists such as Barbara Johnson. A woman who used the very death of her mother for a political, anti-Catholic purpose. A woman who ran to the media with her story and an agenda while failing, for instance, to reveal that she no longer considers herself Catholic and evidently knows that this could pose a problem for her.
Obviously, some people would sell their own mother to get what they want.
UPDATE: Fr. Z has a good post on the issue and the com box responses are even better. Go here: Call me overly suspicious... I expecially liked this comment:
AnAmericanMother says:I would add; And especially faithful priests are their targets.