Jen Jorczak

Prayer good; compassion bad

Filed By Jen Jorczak | July 03, 2007 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living, Living, Politics, The Movement
Tags: fundie hypocrisy, Jeanne Atkins, Patrick Atkins

Today, the Indianapolis Star writes about Jeanne Atkins, devout Catholic, cheesecake producer, and mother of gay stroke victim Patrick Atkins. Except that the Star left out that last bit. The entire article is about a (blessedly, optional) prayer group she's instituted at her factory. (Note to the Star: This is newsworthy?)

Yes, the same woman who told her son's partner that she'd rather see her son die than return to him tells the Star that "Prayer is my strength." And the comments are letting her off scott free. Just sayin'.

Thanks to Resisting Inertia for the tip.

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The comments aren't 'scott free' anymore. I replied.... and also sent a letter to the IndyStar and to the author of the story...just to make sure they are clear on the level of Christian compassion that this woman has.

Jen Jorczak | July 3, 2007 6:18 PM

Tried to click back to the Star to read the comments--they've taken the page down! Wow--what did people say?

I would like to know what the story is on this as well. Did anyone read the posts before they pulled it?

You can find the story at this link now. They didn't take it down - just moved it for some reason.

Jen Jorczak | July 5, 2007 9:33 AM

Strange stuff going on at the Star--what Bil found is a valid, though abbreviated, link--I've just now been alerted (thanks, IRCRC) that the original story with original pic & all 197 comments was reposted, so I fixed the link within my post above.