Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet (So, how're vocations going sisters?)

So, the next time you see a "nun" wearing that frumpy polyester pant suit number, you can ask her if she is a member of the KKK.

Oregon's religious dress ban dates to 1923 and a Ku Klux Klan-led campaign to close all Catholic schools and force nuns and priests from public classrooms. The law, still on our books, was pushed by the same well-meaning, open-minded folks who thought it should be a crime for Japanese people to own property.

Nice to know we've evolved.

For decades, dozens of states had similar laws, most grounded in the same anti-Catholic bias. Today, only Oregon and Pennsylvania still bar religious garb for teachers.

Yep, the ACLU, LCWR and the KKK working together for an open, inclusive, non-judgmental religion-free environment for all.


BillyHW said...
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Christine said...

A sister in a habit in Oregon?? HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Whew! That's a good one... hehehe! None of the active orders in this state require a habit, but I hear they give killer reki massages.

BillyHW said...

They're all so happy they've got dates with The Elders tonight.