Ah! Nothing like a little inter-faith harassment to make for a cheerful day! A performance of Tibetan Monks in Grand Rapids was arranged by the group Tibet-Michigan and was held at Basilica of St. Adalbert last Tuesday. It would seem this didn’t sit well with Catholic members of the St. Margaret Mary Church in Allendale so they decided to take matters into their own hands:
The monks were performing at the Basilica of St. Adalbert in Grand Rapids when members of the St. Margaret Mary Church in Allendale started a prayer protest.
Members of St. Margaret Mary, who call themselves traditional Catholics but are not recognized by the diocese, were unhappy that people of another religion were performing in the basilica.
Now, Tibet-Michigan, the group that brought the monks to Grand Rapids wants St. Margaret Mary to pay $200-$300 in damages to make up for the concert’s advertising costs.
24 Hour News 8 talked to Father Michael McMahon on Wednesday who is a pastor at St. Margaret Mary. He says his group has nothing to apologize for and that monks performing in the basilica was offensive to God.
He’s right. We all know God is totally a hip-hop music fan and can’t even stand the screeching most Catholics engage in on a regular basis, let alone the chanting of the Tibetan Monks. Or at least, that’s what God told me last time we had lunch together.
Why do these people feel the need to make total assholes out of themselves? You don’t have to like the fact that a bunch of Tibetan Monks are singing at a local church, but if the church in question has allowed it to happen you should respect them enough to just talk badly about them behind their backs instead of actively disrupting the performance. How many people do you seriously think you’ve converted to your cause by being assholes?